Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Things to remember at Christmas time

We don't get to receive It's not supposed to be about how many presents we get It's not a competition of who got the best gift Don't overeat like crazy just because it's the holidays If you can't afford a present, don't put yourself in debt to get it. The person you're getting it for… Continue reading Things to remember at Christmas time

Life & Stuff, Poetry

Welcome, New Years…

I can't wait to meet our dog. The scruffy, fluffy, bundle of Joy That will make our house A home. I can't wait to meet The fans I've yet to gain. Book lovers and movie go-ers, That will scream and hype over The stories I tell. The ideas they'll have Of the characters I brought… Continue reading Welcome, New Years…

Life & Stuff

10 Things to Do Before 2019

Here are 10 Things to Do Before 2019: Decluttering: Don't bring unwanted, unused, purposeless junk into 2019 (that includes things, thoughts, feelings, experiences, and people). Clear out your wardrobe, cupboards, inbox, downloads, books, notebooks, receipts - all of it! Think about what you really want for the coming year and write it down in CAPS!… Continue reading 10 Things to Do Before 2019

Mental Health, Poetry, Thought Capture

All I Want for Christmas

This year for Christmas, I want to ask for the biggest thing of all: Confidence. It's all I want this year. It's all I want for years to come. For with confidence, I am brave enough to chase my dreams despite the nightmares attached to the pursuit. Confidence will make me beautiful. Confidence will hold… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas

Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

Thank You, Writing Community

On this, the last day of NaNoWriMo, I want to say a huge thank you to my fellow writers. This year, I finally found people who are (and have been) going through the same journey as myself. Writing is a lonely profession. It's personal, it's hard, it's solitary. This means that writers can become very… Continue reading Thank You, Writing Community

Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Break It Down – Goal Setting for 2019

I've been super excited about setting my goals and intentions (and wishes) for 2019 already, but I know that for some, goal setting can be really difficult. It's normal to feel a little anxiety (or a lot, as I've experienced some years), or even depression at this time of year. It's daunting. It's overwhelming. Time… Continue reading Break It Down – Goal Setting for 2019

Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Careful with the Grind

I'm sure that any ambitious person out there has heard these phrases: You've got to grind for success. You must hustle hard. Work, work, work! Hustle, hustle, hustle! But are these phrases really what we need to hear when pursuing our goals? Is "hustling" really the best way to achieve success?   I think not.… Continue reading Careful with the Grind