A new year means a new beginning, a chance to reevaluate where you’re going and where you’ve been, and to change what you don’t like. It signifies a fresh start, sparks a glimmer of hope, and allows us to leave behind those things which we feel are weighing us down. Overall, the first day of… Continue reading 20/20 Vision
I love to write! I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember. It frees me to be the hero I am not. To go on adventures, get the guy, fight the villain, and make the difference. I can be the underdog that rises above it all to come out victorious, or… Continue reading Do What You Love!
Turkey Hands. Every child has made one. A crafty tradition sent down through the ages. I have fond memories of coloring my “feathers” in red, yellow and orange, always thinking it a work of art that I couldn’t wait to share with my mom. Later, I would receive my own turkey hands. They would go… Continue reading Turkey Hands
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
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
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
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