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”

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writing

When To Stop Writing

Or maybe I should say, "When to take a break from writing". Or maybe, "When to put the pen down". Or maybe, "Do you need to stop writing?". Or maybe, "Just stop writing...for now". There's reason number one: you can't stop rephrasing things. Let's assume we're all writers here. Doesn't matter what kind, but you write. When you take… Continue reading When To Stop Writing

writing

Be Strong, Write Stronger

A few Tuesdays back, I wrote some tips for all you beginning authors. Maybe you've already given up on that book this year or maybe you're sticking to it...and struggling. Well don't worry! All authors struggle. I don't care who they are. If a writer says they have never struggled then they are lying. Simple… Continue reading Be Strong, Write Stronger

writing

Write When You Don’t Want To

I'll be honest, as I type up this blog, I really don't want to. My husband's home, I'm not super inspired, and it's a perfect day for cocoa and cuddling. Not sitting, thinking, writing, and working. But that's what I'm doing. Don't pity me though because tomorrow me will thank me. I don't want to write… Continue reading Write When You Don’t Want To

Mental Health Monday

Try It Again

The holidays are all about being kind to one another. Being generous. Opening our hearts. Spreading love. Embracing one another and being patient. So why are we not like that with ourselves? Why is this beautiful season something that we can only extend to other folks? More importantly: Who set up that standard? Let's face… Continue reading Try It Again

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Daylight savings time is ending and we're about to fall back into brighter mornings (for now) and much darker nights. That doesn't mean that it won't be cloudy, rainy, or even...snowy when we open our eyes. Fall and winter are a time in many areas where the sun doesn't wake up for a while, if at… Continue reading Wake Up When The Sun Doesn’t

Mental Health Monday, Running, Yoga

What To Do When You Fall

Get up. Okay, okay. You know that and I know that you know that. But we don't fall that often so what we actually need to do as we are falling and right afterward can be a mystery. And I'm not just talking about physically falling. So you've fallen. Something in life has hit you hard… Continue reading What To Do When You Fall

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, writing

Why Do I Write?

This week's blog will look at my writing but not the actual words. We'll be looking at the reasons why I write. If I'm being honest, there are too many for me to actually cover. However, if I'm really honest about what keeps me coming back to a blank page (or even one with a few squiggles… Continue reading Why Do I Write?

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, writing

Accept Failure

That's right, I said it. Accept failure? Easy. Accept your failures? All right, not so easy. And we know why. Because it means we were not good enough, we messed up, or we were just plain unlucky. There are so many negative thoughts in our head, not just those three. They flutter around our failures and… Continue reading Accept Failure

Mental Health Monday, Motivation, Running, Uncategorized

Do It For Fun

Not everything has to be for profit or gain, does it? Are we Ferengi all of a sudden? We can do things just for fun. But do we? No, not really. In our lives, it's very easy to allow a sense of obligation to domineer our activities. We easily allow our focus to shift from enjoying something… Continue reading Do It For Fun