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Halfway Through 2020: What Now? (podcast)

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)

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What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us

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

Author Stuff · Life & Stuff · Writing Tips

What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

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?

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

The Universe is Working its Magic

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

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Remind Yourself That You’re Enough

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