Derek Tillotson

Category: Personal

  • No Longer a Writer

    No Longer a Writer

    I’m done trying to force myself to write regularly. I like writing. In fact, I love writing. And I could “blah blah blah” about all the great things writing has done for me over the years. But when I start to consider what is important in my life, I’m not sure where writing falls. It¬†should […]

  • Thoughts from nearly a decade in retail

    Thoughts from nearly a decade in retail

    Assuming I don’t have a change of scenery by then, this fall I will hit 10 years at the same company. That fact started to hit me earlier this year when we got some bad news at work. As I said in that post, I have no idea what the longer-term future will look like […]

  • The rut in which one is stuck

    The rut in which one is stuck

    Recently, I felt like I was in a creative rut. Since my previous post about the major change at work, I’ve found myself having a difficult time sitting down and focusing. Focusing on reading had been difficult.¬†Focusing on writing had been difficult. Even things like prayer, doodling, and playing video games have made me feel […]

  • I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race

    I recently shared this post on LinkedIn as a bit of a farewell to the job I knew and looking forward to whatever is next.

  • Writing Again

    Writing Again

    I’m not a serial blogger, but I’m a serial blog starter. If I have just one problem (and living in a fallen world, I have many more than that), it’s that I start a personal website, maintain it for a while, then give up on it. That said, my last attempt was a bit different. […]