I’ve been hearing a phrase that I don’t like lately and I think it’s even more horrible coming from a writer’s mouth. “I need…” Why do I hate this? Because it sounds like desperation. I sounds like a task or a chore. Writing shouldn’t feel that way. Not at first, especially. You don’t need to… Continue reading Pep Talk and Tips for Writers With Low Self Esteem
Is this post coming from a place of truth and joy? What is the reason for this post? What’s its purpose? What’s the point? How will this post be viewed by someone who’s not in a good place in life right now?Am I adding something of value to the Internet, someone’s feed, or my own… Continue reading 10 questions to ask yourself before posting on social media
I don’t have enough memories of you. A childhood rife with play and imagination wasn’t enough to keep you here. I wish I’d used that mind to conjure up a father who stayed. Who would you be at night when I was in sweats from nightmares?Or maybe I wouldn’t get nightmares anymore, if you were around. Daddy to the rescue. All… Continue reading Dad’s 20th Anniversary
This weekend has been lovely. I’ve felt a sense of relief and release. Friday evening I did a “letting go” yoga flow that made me feel amazing and helped shift the pent up energy and inner conflict I’ve felt throughout the rest of the week. I’m so grateful for that yoga session and time I… Continue reading Gratitude post!
You're not a real writer if your writing isn't literary. If you don't stay up all night bent over a keyboard or notebook, hand aching. If you dwell in the fantastical and impossible, instead of augmenting the real and important. My entire life I've been a writer and yet I've spent my entire life doubting… Continue reading Am I a good writer?
How healthy am I? I know for sure I’m healthier than I used to be. I eat better. I sleep better. I walk more. I have deeper more meaningful conversations. I create during my weeks. I stretch. I drink loads of water. I care for my hair and protect it. I notice my thoughts. I’m… Continue reading How healthy am I? (Journal entry)
Seeing my savings go upBooking holidays Planning holidays Seeing my dog with a fresh trimPutting away the grocery shopping/seeing the cupboards full Giving advice to the younger generation (as if I know what the hell I’m doing)Ticking things off a to-do list Fresh bedsheets Putting on a load of washingCooking a great meal Self-education A… Continue reading “Adult” things I actually enjoy
Set a timer for 15 mins and write whatever comes to mind Even if it’s The boy went to the shops to buy some sweets! Maybe something interesting will end up happening to the boy! Don’t force things that aren't working in terms of your current work in progress, but write random things and you… Continue reading 5 ways to nurture your creativity when it’s feeling low
Here’s my old "Before 30" list: Become a published author Visit every continent Buy a house Married Baby plans Read 100 more books Making £30,000+ a year (make my salary match my age for once!) Go to Asia Graduate Study a language Have my own carEarn a living being creative Volunteer with animals Become a… Continue reading Before 30 list (old and new)
So it’s here. My birthday. Chapter 27. I don’t feel badly about turning 27. It’s just a number and one that doesn’t carry much significance. I feel excited if anything. With each new year, I feel a renewed sense of confidence. A year older, a year bolder they say. And I do feel more confident… Continue reading Chapter 27 – birthday rumination