It’s been a while since I last touched base—longer than I intended. As I stated in my Finish the Race post, November is a terrible month for me to do a writing challenge—last year even more so. December wasn’t much better with on and off illnesses in the family, end-of-the-year events for every extra-curricular activity, and Christmas prep. I had hopes that come January, I’d be ready to start fresh and hit the ground running, but one word put a stop to that—biopsy.Continue reading
NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and it both excites me and sends my anxiety soaring through the roof.
For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s where writers join in for a common goal: to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. It sounds like a lot, but don’t let it discourage you.Continue reading
Procrastination. It’s a word I hate, yet at times can’t seem to avoid. It’s not like the task is going to magically get done or go away, so why not just bite the bullet and get it done? Ah, that would be the logical answer, but procrastination rarely resides in the rational area of the brain…at least for me.Continue reading
Last year, Thomas and I went on an adventure that I never thought would happen—we moved cross-country. I moved to Texas days before I turned eleven, and from the moment I got there, I hated it. You’re probably asking why I didn’t get out sooner. The answer is simple…I was trapped.Continue reading
Wow! After a two-year hiatus, I’m back. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen. A lot was happening at the end of 2021, and burnout came storming in.Continue reading
I don’t normally post on Sundays, but I didn’t want to miss another Boldness in the Face of Anxiety Monday, and a post tomorrow isn’t going to happen (more on that later). I haven’t blogged much this last month. Hardly at all, in fact. I can’t really put my finger on it other than calling it “Mr. Burns Syndrome.”
Thomas recently reminded me of a popular saying in Vegas: “The house always wins.” Basically, it means “the house” (casino owners) set up their games so the casino will always net a profit. Yes, people do win money, but the vast majority leave with their pockets substantially lighter. Would you like to know who else works in a similar fashion? Answer: Hays County, Texas.
For the record, I did ask my attorney if he’s okay with me blogging about this. His answer, “Yes, and make sure to send a link to your congressman.”
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted. It wasn’t a planned sabbatical (okay, it wasn’t actually a true sabbatical, but that’s such a cool word!), but it was something needed. Sometimes, when I get overwhelmed or overloaded, my brain shuts down, and this time around, I didn’t have the energy to restart the parts that went on a break. I’ll talk more about that another time, but I have another topic for today. Confrontation…
It’s Monday. Time for another Boldness in the Face of Anxiety post, and this one has me feeling particularly vulnerable…
I’ve battled depression on and off since my teen years (although some in my family will likely deny it). It’s under control for the most part. I see a therapist regularly—btw, there is NO SHAME in admitting that—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t “flare-ups,” and the last few days have had me struggling.