writing

NaNoWriMo: What I Learned

I'll start this honestly. For way too many years I trashed NaNoWriMo because I was an arrogant kid. Simple as that. I made my own rules on how you should write and churning out a book in a month went against all those rules.  You can't put out quality work so fast. Does a book end at… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: What I Learned

Mental Health Monday

Making A Mistake

Even the best decisions can end up not quite how you want or thought. You can come into something whole-heartedly, weigh the pros and the cons, and walk away relieved. There's a problem though: If you haven't addressed the issue, that solution won't work. You can cut all your arms and legs off, lock yourself… Continue reading Making A Mistake

What I Mean When I Say

“I Need A Break”

Unfortunately, to a lot of people a 24-year-old recent college grad with no specific 9-5 office job doesn't need a break from anything. No break from working out, I'm young. No break from writing because it isn't "a real job". No break from anything because let's face it, I just sit around and do nothing… Continue reading “I Need A Break”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

De-clutter and Give Away

I'm a little late on the bandwagon. You know, the whole Marie Kondo method thing? Well, I'm kinda talking about that today. We're talking about de-cluttering your space, your life, and what you can do if you're the type of person to develop emotional attachments to objects and things. But I'm late for a good… Continue reading De-clutter and Give Away

Mental Health Monday

Get Uncomfortable

All right! So far, today sucks. It's been a stressful few months or so. And of course, like anyone else, sometimes I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes you just wake up agitated, especially if you didn't sleep well. Which is kind of my case. To phrase it simply, I'm… Continue reading Get Uncomfortable

Mental Health Monday

Spring Clean Your Brain

It's getting pretty stinkin' close to summer, but there's still time to spring clean our brains. At least here, in Chicago, it's finally starting to warm up, brighten up, and feel like spring/summer. It's been way too cold, cloudy, and rainy to feel like a real spring. We may have even skipped it altogether however… Continue reading Spring Clean Your Brain