Today I just wanted to reflect on it being the end of June and therefore we have finished 6 months of the year! How did that happen? Plus, we've had most of that time taken away from us, derailing our goals, our plans, and our lives. So, what do we do now, with another uncertain… Continue reading Halfway Through 2020: What Now? (podcast)
Here's what 4 years with my partner has looked like... (Anniversary inspired post) Travelled to 5 countries together: South Africa, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands. Many road trips Both attending university, one of us finishing. He's owned two cars, and driven about 7! I've driven 2. Quad biking in Africa. Horse riding in Africa. Go-karting in… Continue reading What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us
I can be happy when I buy (and own) fewer clothes! This is my lowest clothing haul year ever! I can produce consistent, interesting content, but I still have a lot of growing to do and that's OK. I can be ME and the right people will come my way and love me for it.… Continue reading 15 Things I Learned in 2018
I was thinking the other day about who I am. Yes, philosophical, I know. But this is an important question. Who am I? Who are you? I was thinking this because I'd been in a sad mood. I'd seen people on the tv and my social media who just seemed so...themselves, you know? They were… Continue reading Who Are You?
By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?
There is gold in the knowledge of who you are inspired by, and most importantly - WHY. It's not enough to say you like this person or that person, or simply picking someone who you feel you should be inspired by. It's easy to say "I'm inspired by Oprah Winfrey" but if you can't actually… Continue reading Know Who Inspires You and Why
Things are coming together in my life. It's not like I'm in an AMAZING place, but I'm in a good place and I feel like the universe is putting things into place, in this wonderful order that will bring the necessary change I've been seeking... I am a new self-employed worker so my financial situation isn't… Continue reading The Universe is Working its Magic
I know that my mental health weakens when I compare myself to others, get jealous of others, fail or fall short, or don't do "enough". Well, the best way to combat this is to remind yourself that you're enough. Remind yourself of the awesomeness that you've already achieved or seen or experienced. We can feel… Continue reading Remind Yourself That You’re Enough
I find that perspective is the most important tool to checking yourself (or rather, getting yourself in check). As I've gotten older, I've found my ability to check-myself and put things into perspective has increased tenfold, and I'm writing this IEG article today about perspective because this morning I finished reading "The Fault in Our… Continue reading Perspective
On this, my 23rd birthday, I want to reflect (as I often do) on my 22nd year. What did I do? Where did I go? Did I grow? Here are the notable things that happened over the last year for me... Recent (Jan-Apr 2018) Spring Wolf Run completed despite my crappy body. I wrote my… Continue reading In my 22nd year…