A Labor of Love

I pause in my NaNoWriMo to ponder a question: Why can I write so diligently for a challenge and yet struggle to produce a single word for public viewing? It boils down to one thing- fear, fear of judgment. To place one’s creation, one’s baby, out for the the public to critique is both exciting… Continue reading A Labor of Love

Journey of a Writer

First, let me preface this segment by explaining what it's about. When I was about 12/13 I discovered such magazines as BOP! and Teen Magazine and there the idea of becoming a writer germinated. I have scrapbooks filled with “articles” I wrote, interviewing my favorite actors, giving stats, and revealing interesting pictures. However, being a… Continue reading Journey of a Writer

The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

When I was in the 1st or 2nd grade I remember sitting in class crying as a thunderstorm raged outside. When the teacher realized I was upset she asked me what was wrong. I explained that I was afraid of being struck by lightening while walking home. She assured me I would be fine and… Continue reading The Storm Will Pass; coping with anxiety

Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Not long ago I wrote about procrastination and how it may be induced by fear. Since then I have discovered another hindrance in the quest to achievements – motivation. I have a plethora of ideas and dreams but it all seems to stall out in the planning stage. Sometimes the daily juggling of tasks leaves… Continue reading Lacking the Motivation to Find Motivation

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

People often remark that I am “always happy and smiley.” I wish this were so but despite having a naturally cheery disposition, being happy takes work.   There is A LOT in life that we cannot control but one thing that we are always in charge of is how we react to a situation; I… Continue reading Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Today ends my social media challenge. Though I would like to say that I will not be returning to such time wasting tools such as Facebook, the truth is, I missed it. I missed seeing pictures of my friends’ kids and hearing about the quirky day that my various family members had. In such a… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

  In America we view doing nothing as being lazy, but in Italy it is considered an art. Dolce far niente, “the sweetness of doing nothing” helps bring life back into focus. As the pace of society continues to increase, it is important that we remember how to take a step back and disconnect from… Continue reading Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente