6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36

[read time: five minutes]  Your thoughts become your actions, which becomes your reality.  You know what kills me? I learned that THIS YEAR. When it finally clicked, I smacked myself in the head and went DUH!  Let me give you an example. I wanted to change my life trajectory. I always wanted to “be” aContinue reading “6 Things I’ve Learned Before Turning 36”

Favourite Writing Practices, Part I

[read time: 7 minutes] I wanted to share with you some of my favourite writing practices that I’ve picked up over the years. For those of you who do not know, I have a BA in English and English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction). I was a creative writing major inContinue reading “Favourite Writing Practices, Part I”

The Joy of Journaling

[read time: 7 minutes] Hi, everyone! I’m back with another instalment of the “Joy of…” series, where we explore various mindful activities and how they can help benefit you. Today we will explore the enjoyment of journaling.  I remember being given my first-ever journal. I was six years old. I can still recall the weightContinue reading “The Joy of Journaling”

How Social Media Made Me Happier – Including the Trolls

[read time: five minutes] [WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT]  I have a confession to make: I wanted a troll.  This upcoming Saturday, the 19th of February, will mark the fourth month this blog has been established.  I have been reflecting on this for a while now and wanted to share with you how it has made meContinue reading “How Social Media Made Me Happier – Including the Trolls”

Dumped for Being Disabled & Other Truths, Part I 

[read time: 5 minutes]  This event took place over nine years ago, but I still remember the text.  I wanted to wait until you were done work, it began. My heart sunk.  I had been seeing a guy for a while now, and everything truly felt good. He was the first person I ever datedContinue reading “Dumped for Being Disabled & Other Truths, Part I “

Perspective: Life as a Disabled Single Mama

[read time: 5 minutes]  Hi, everyone!  I received lots of comments and support after uploading my post about living with an arteriovenous malformation, so I figured a follow-up is in order.  One of the questions I was asked is: “How do you do it – be a single mom with a physical disability?”  Answer: itContinue reading “Perspective: Life as a Disabled Single Mama”

Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo: I Finally Made an Outline 

Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo? No, sorry, that’s just my word count. It’s actually day 22.  NaNo expected word count: 36,674  My word count: 17,326  Difference of 19,348 words Behind by 11.6 days  I have conceded that I will likely not finish my novel in the allotted time frame: November 30 at 50,000 words.  HOWEVER, IContinue reading “Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo: I Finally Made an Outline “

NaNoWriMo Update: 18 Days In

NaNo expected word count: 30,006 My word count: 17,293 Words behind: 12,713  Days behind: 7.6  Here’s the thing: I have been getting a few good writing sessions in, all things considering. Also, I have to stop and say to myself, you’ve written almost 20,000 words so far? That’s close to 25,000, which is half wayContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: 18 Days In”

Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 

As many of you know, NaNoWriMo began on November 1.  Guess who got sick November 1? My 3.5-year old daughter.  Being a single mom means she stays home from preschool with me.  I didn’t get my word count in on Monday. Or Tuesday. Or today. Luckily, I pre-wrote enough to sustain me these three days;Continue reading “Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 “

NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation

Hi, everyone!  As promised, I said I’d blog abut NaNoWriMo… so I’m here to update you on how things are going before even beginning.  Really, though: I’m writing a novel set in the 19th century, and as I’m not a historian, I actually have quite a bit of research to do. Besides getting up-to-date onContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation”