My life has been crazy busy. I’m working about sixty hours, and have about ten hours of commute time which doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time to spend outside.
On top of all that, it has rained every single day for the past two months.
As much as we would like to keep up with the yard, things have gotten away from us. My husband and I sat and complained one night about all the crazy growth that was quickly becoming a jungle. The grass was knee-high, the weeds were four feet tall.
Then, I woke up the…
I’ve always laughed when paranoid people make comments about the government and other entities cyberstalking their every move.
I mean, really?
I know that websites use marketing strategies that target things that perhaps you’ve googled or searched for, or links that you’ve clicked on. I know that there’s always information that you yourself put out there on the internet.
Now I’m feeling a bit paranoid though.
You see, last week I was wanting a sweet snack. I saw a tin of cookies at work and bought one.
That night there was nothing on television that I wanted to watch so…
Why can’t people just leave me alone?
I’m tired. I’m cranky. I’m working roughly sixty hours a week and I can feel my body starting to shut down.
The worst part is my mental state.
I know myself well enough to know that I’m ready to snap. I’m doing whatever I can to stay away from people so that doesn’t happen but the universe has other plans.
I get to work twenty minutes early so that I can take a few moments for myself and find some peace. What happens? People show up.
They see me with my Kindle reading…
Kai flinched as another wad of paper hit the back of her head. She pulled the hood of her sweatshirt further over her head and hunched over the paper on her desk.
“She’s so weird.”
“Did you check out her outfit today? I mean, doesn’t she have any clothes that fit?”
“They’re probably from the trash bin behind Good Will.”
“She probably lives under the Ninth Street bridge.”
“True. That’s where trolls live, right?”
Tears pricked her eyes listening to the group of cheerleaders behind her. …
Over the past few months I’ve come to realize the horrible side effects of the nation shutting down.
Where I live, our state has been open for months and months. Masks are no longer required, bars and restaurants have been wide open. For an outsider looking in, seems great right?
That’s what I thought, but boy was I wrong.
One of my close friends had tragedy strike and I needed to get her to a NA meeting pronto. She was on the verge of throwing her sobriety away, and given what she had gone through, I couldn’t blame her a…
I am at the very beginning of starting a series that has been tumbling around my brain for the past year. I’ve got so many ideas and am itching to get started but found myself failing to do so.
When you begin a project that you know is going to be the beginning of a series there is a lot of pressure to get everything right. Mine is going to be a character-driven series so making sure to introduce them the right way, and show the ties between them and the other characters is very important. …
Despite the fact that my life is pretty chaotic, I remain determined to get as much writing done as I can. The problem? How do you write when your surroundings are such a mess that you can’t concentrate on what you want to do?
Over the past two years we have been working on our house. We gutted it, rebuilt it and have had our two boys move in and out. Now as I struggle to get some words on paper, I look around and know exactly what is holding me back.
The only comfortable space I have to…
Sophie stared out the window watching the dark mass of clouds watch move across the sky. There goes the afternoon. She sighed and turned towards her grandma.
“What’s wrong, Sugar?”
“There’s nothing to do. I wanted to play outside but it looks like it’s about to dump. I hate this.”
Maple looked at her grand daughter’s pouty little lips and smiled. “Sugar, not all things are as they seem. Come with me.” She held her hand out and waited until Sophie pressed her palm against hers.
She led Sophie to the entryway and opened up the closet. “Now, my Mama…
Open Your Mind To The “What If’s”
You ever have one of those days where it seems as though everything goes wrong? No matter what you do, nothing seems to work out the way you wanted? You get so frustrated you want to scream until you are hoarse or throw something as hard as you can and watch it shatter into a thousand pieces.
I firmly believe everything happens for a reason, even if we don’t understand what those reasons are.
You wake up late, and have just enough time to take the dog out for his morning…
My work has been crazy lately and I’ve struggled with disappointment. How am I ever supposed to hit the goals I’ve set for myself when I’m stuck at work or commuting seventy hours a week?
Then my mindset changed. All of this extra overtime is only helping me move quicker towards those goals I’ve set, even though it’s not the way I wanted.
Life doesn’t always cooperate with your plans. The trick is to make it work for you.
When we first moved to Florida, I set a goal of saving money and buying some land and a house within…
Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.