As a writer, I can look at the direction a story is heading and say, “This will not go where I’d like it to go.” I can then delete the work I’ve done, edit it, or shelve the entire story and start fresh with a different idea. Doing that with your life is a little… Read More Motivational Monday: Evaluate the plot
It doesn’t matter how much we want to achieve a certain goal, everyone has a barrier to it. Sometimes it’s a speed bump, at other times it’s an entire mountain range. Every so often you’ll find a speed bump that feels like a mountain, too. Recognizing those barriers can sound depressing, and even demoralizing. The… Read More Motivational Monday: Recognize your barriers
I’m planning some big changes this year. One of them is that I’ll be moving. I’m not sure if I’ll be buying, or renting a little longer, but it’s time to do it. Thankfully, it’s not happening until late this year, so I don’t have to start packing today! Still, it’s running my brain around… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking forward
My thoughts on the VNV Nation song, “Solitary.”… Read More Freeform Friday: A Favorite Song
Ever find yourself going through the day, or a string of days, just feeling blah about everything? Not really depressed, you’ve learned enough about depression to see it’s not that feeling. It’s still kicking the shine off of things you usually enjoy, though, and maybe a bit irritating when you can’t find something to really… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Do Something Different
I wish I had a dime for every time someone threw some little cliche about change at me. That’s the kind of change I know how to use! No! Don’t go! I swear I’m not turning into a dad-joke machine! In all seriousness, I’ve been thinking about change because I may have some rather large… Read More Freeform Friday: Second thoughts about change
Just before the pandemic hit, I started trying to fill in the gaps of my library. Over time, books have been lost, loaned and not returned, damaged beyond saving, and so on. As a result, I had one complete set in my bookshelves. That set was Jean M Auel’s series, Earth’s Children. (Clan of the… Read More Freeform Friday: But, my BOOKS!
“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions This is one of my favorite quotes, and a favorite author. I don’t agree with everything he says but I am unwavering in my belief that this quote sums up a concept we each must become intimately familiar… Read More Motivational Monday: Be true to yourself