I read a lot as a child. I still read a lot as an adult. Most authors will tell you this is where they realized that they wanted to write a book. A novel that enraptures the reader and sends them on a journey that stays with them long after the last page. I was … Continue reading Owning Up to Being a Short Storyist
Each chapter always begins with a reflection of the past. So let's acknowledge the past before stepping into this next chapter. Will you join me?
During my lunch hour, I take the time to write down a stream of consciousness about "Restart" as a theme and how tired I am this week.
If it was up to me, I wouldn't want to put in a lick of effort. Just give me the accolades and community without the work, thanks. Real life already has me booked with work and household obligations. Can at least one thing come easy to me, ya know? No? I guess I need to put in The Work TM. I gotta have that foundation to fall back on when it gets tough.
We all have projects and hobbies that we've put to the wayside. Maybe it was life events and circumstances for you. Maybe it was conditioned thinking that no hobby is worth pursuing if you cannot monetize it. But what if we push back against this? Gather the courage and audacity to try and try again.
I'm not a New Year's resolution person. You won't see me making promises to lose weight or learn another language. I prefer to move into the new year with simple intentions that I can incorporate into my life. Here are the two intentions I will carry into 2021 and beyond.
As this year comes to a close, I reflect on the realizations that were birthed from the inner work I've done. Some of these things seem odd or obvious. However, their impact on my life is more apparent.
Hindsight may be 2020 but that doesn't mean we didn't have a few bright spots along the way. Between published works, conquering challenges, and rediscovering pleasures, it's likely that 2020 needed to happen as it did to allow you and I to really take a look at our reality for what it truly is.