I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing
Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able to maintain everything as usual. Then he learned to crawl. … Continue reading What’s A Little Mess?
It’s New Year’s Eve and only hours left before we’re powering into 2018! Isn’t mind blowing how the year has zipped right by?! So much has happened this year and it’s made me and my little family realize what we’re capable of. At the beginning of the year, we had set goals for ourselves that we dozed off on for some time. Half way through … Continue reading Happy New Year!
What hasn’t been said about Romeo & Juliet? It’s a classic play of a tragic love story. It took me two times to read this, once for class and again for myself. The first time I didn’t have any thoughts in it because it was just to get through it. When I read it for myself, I both loved and hated it the tragic tale. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
What an interesting existence we live when we can have a favorite person the way we have a favorite flavor of ice cream or candy. There are so many people I label as my favorite, in my family or not. There’s my sister, my son, each of my best and closest friends. Being biased, I’ll pick my husband (almost) every time. I mean, why not? … Continue reading A Favorite Of Mine
I’ve been bit by the travel bug. It’s this time, too. To give you some back story, I wanted to go to Japan growing up. I actually had a plan that if by my late twenties, if I wasn’t married or had kids, I would pack up and move to Tokyo without ever looking back. I even started learning Japanese on my own. The internet … Continue reading And Yet Again, But With Even More Meaning!
I’ve never been religious. As a kid, I remember going to church with my grandparents, but I never paid attention to what was said or going on. I never read the Bible of any religious scripture. I may one day, but I’m in no rush. None of this means I don’t believe in anything. I believe there’s more to us than we’ll ever know, but … Continue reading Exhale
Assuming you’ve been with me for quite some time, you may already know how much I love Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. I was filled with excitement when news of a new book was revealed. Besides being a twist on the classic tale and world of Wonderland, there wasn’t much else to know about this novel. I’m ashamed to admit that I have yet to … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Marissa Meyer’s Heartless
We influence one another every day. I want to say from when we wake up to when we go to sleep, but sometimes we even dream about each other. The things we see our friends post on social media impact us more than we know or believe. To pin point who has made my life worth living is would have to depend on what point … Continue reading A Long Life Worth Living
Every person on this planet is a work in progress, myself included. Too many people believe they’re perfect exactly the way they are and, while that’s true only to an extent, those same people don’t ever evolve past their comfort zone. Don’t take this personally. Or do, whatever. Either way, you and I have the power to change our lives for the better. Cut out … Continue reading A Handful of Change