Author Archives: Alana Joy

About Alana Joy

“Give me lust, baby. Flash. Give me malice. Flash. Give me detached existentialist ennui. Flash. Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism. Flash.” - Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

A Mother’s Day Missive: The Balancing Act

Being a mother is one of the most challenging things a woman will ever take on. No matter how prepared you think you are, no matter how much you think you know what it’s going to be like, you can never be fully aware of just how much everything (yes: everything) in your life is going to change. Your body, your social life, your career, your perspective… none of it will ever be quite the same.

How To Be A Goal Digger

A goal digger is one who approaches all areas of their life (personally and professionally) with an outlook that prioritizes self-examination, internal growth and evolution, determination, and bottomless motivation. Goal diggers go after what they want with a vengeance and don’t lose sight of their deepest wants and ambitions just because the going gets tough. It’s getting through the tough moments that earns you the beautiful things that await on the other side. They are part of a tribe that inches and sometimes leaps forward in life… towards their dreams: which become goals, which become plans, which become real. They’re committed to charging through any obstacles, challenges, or self-imposed walls that could be keeping them from the things they want most.