And you'll end up happier. Before you have a visceral reaction to the title of this let me clarify that I am not saying don't have big dreams or goals. I have a ton of extremely lofty life dreams in many different areas sine I have so many things I'm passionate about. This isn't about… Continue reading “Don’t Shoot For The Stars”
There was a blizzard yesterday. No, I'm not being dramatic. The roads are covered in snow, the schools are closed, and it's a slushy pile of angry people outside...save the children building a snowman across the street. It's gorgeous though! Absolutely lovely. But not every single day of winter is filled with brilliant, white, fresh snow. A… Continue reading Find Inspiration in Winter
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
Here's a fun question: What are you afraid of? What terrifies you? What haunts your dreams? What do you refuse to watch on TV, in film, read in a book? What terrifies you? Don't worry, this isn't a pop quiz so you don't have to answer. Not me at least. Fears are private things, they're big weaknesses, aren't… Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?
If I had a nickel for every time I heard, "You write so dark!" followed by uncomfortable lectures I would really be rich.
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?
We all know how important the word "no" is in our vocabulary. It's easy to understand that we have to say no to certain obligations, people, and need to learn how to say it with confidence. Easy to understand, at least. But what about the word "yes"? Yes is a liberating word, or at least, it… Continue reading The Power of Yes
This is the first of I'm sure a million posts titled "What Am I?" because it's something I'm constantly thinking about and it's something that's constantly changing. So it's fun. And...there are so many ways I can actually express myself this way. But how I choose to phrase my "I Am" poems is a little bit… Continue reading What Am I?
They're out there, the immortals. They go to work, buy groceries, teach children. They cry, they scream, they fight, they mess up. But still, they are immortal. At least, that's my take on it. No, this isn't about ghosts. No, it isn't some weird, otherworldly phenomenon. This is going to be a shorter, guided reflection… Continue reading The Immortals
Nope. Don't wait until you finish lunch. Don't wait until the minute hand gets to the top of the clock or to the next marking on the clock. Don't wait until tomorrow. Don't wait until after this, that, or the other thing. Do it right now. Get moving right now. It shouldn't come as a shock… Continue reading Do It Right Now