What I’ve Learned From Running

Ok so I’ve decided to start running. I’m going to be a runner. I am running. I am a runner.

Now that I’ve said it, will it be easier?

Well, no…but I can hope.

The decision came about because I wanted a new goal, something physical to work towards. Honestly, I wanted to distract myself from…life.

It’s been about a week since I’ve started running and I’ve already learned quite a bit: Continue reading →

How I Make Myself A Priority

It has taken me a long time but I have come to learn that I need to take care of myself. Seems like a fairly simple concept, right? Well it has taken me nearly thirty years to internalize the concept and put it into practice.

What inspired this change in thinking?

It’s fairly simple, really. I wasn’t feeling so great then I made some changes and started feeling much better.

Duh.

Here are just some of the ways I’m taking care of me: Continue reading →

Stop Prepping, Start Doing

I am a preparer. I prepare for everything. I’m that person who packs way too much because I NEED this and that just IN CASE x, y, and/or z happen. This need to prepare overflows into all aspects of my life. For the most part, I think it’s a great quality to have. You make fun, but who’s laughing when I’m prepared for a natural disaster when we only meant to hang out at the park for a couple of hours?

Naturally, I feel like it’s necessary to prepare myself, characters, and overall story before embarking on writing another novel.

I finished writing my first about a year or so ago. Since then I did multiple editing sessions and at the beginning of the year, I sent my first born off to agents. After I did this, I boldly proclaimed on Instagram (which means you KNOW it’s for real):

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Don’t Live Life Alone

We’re living in a time that focuses on individualism rather than community. We’re taught that to be the best, we must succeed alone.

What if the world has it all wrong?

Life is meant to be lived within a community; a community that listens to you, encourages you, holds you accountable, and genuinely has your best interests at heart.

Not a single aspect of this life is meant to be lived alone. Continue reading →