Things are hard, and today I need to feel it.
Sometimes I find myself full of advice. I have these sparks of wisdom, though it's rare that I share them for fear of looking like a know-it-all. I SO don't know it all. Occasionally, though, words fly out of my mouth before I'm able to hit the pause button and self-edit...and it's a good thing. … Continue reading Moments That Matter
Hi, Friends! I've felt uninspired lately. More specifically, I've been full of dreadful negativity, so I've done more personal journaling instead of throwing down all the dirty dirty onto the page here at Grief Happens. I've missed posting, though, so I decided to pull some stuff from my drafts. The following is a rough draft/excerpt … Continue reading I Need to Post So How About Some Fiction?
I'm wrestling with dropping words onto my screen in a conventional, orderly fashion. But I want to write. I ache to write, and at the moment it feels like the only thing that's just mine. It's also typically the one place I go to be raw, unfiltered and let the thoughts fly. But that won't … Continue reading Beauty, Brokenness, and a Little In Between
And now I'd like to thank the lovely, insightful, Tiffany Higgins. I only recently discovered this talent and am so happy I did. Tiffany is a freelance writer who can write most anything. She's also an award-winning children's author, and I can't wait to check out her books. Her blog is an intriguing mix and … Continue reading Thank you, Tiffany Higgins!
I always have a difficult time accepting awards. I think it's my anxiety. I would rather hide. I also struggle with following rules, so there's that. Still, I am ALWAYS appreciative of my fellow bloggers who take the time to recognize my blog. First up, Decoding Bipolar nominated me for the Black Cat Blue Sea … Continue reading Thank You, Decoding Bipolar
Here I am again, all perplexed, sickened, disenchanted, and angry. I woke up to headlines of another mother-flipping shooting, and I feel like I'm about to blow. Calm down, everyone. I strive to be a peace and love girl, and I've learned to channel my angst by grabbing a pen and paper or parking it … Continue reading White People: Be Quiet and Listen. It’s Time to Get Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable
Hey, friends. I'm alive -- just trying to hold it together as we're in full swing this summer. It's a busy season for sure. Lots going that I hope to share with you all soon. Here's a quick (for me, anyway) summary: I quit Facebook and am detoxing pretty much from all social media … Continue reading Summer Update: Writing, Music, Meditation & a Social Media Sabbatical
Hello, lovely readers! I'm working on part 3 of the series on my spring downward spiral, funk, mini-depression. I'm still not sure what to call it. If you're interested, here is part 1 and part 2. I'm pretty much on the other side of it now and am trying to gain some insight/clarity and understanding … Continue reading Update, CreativeLive, Inspiration
Happy Tuesday, my loves. Are y'all as happy to see February as I am? Did our pal, the groundhog, see his shadow in your neck of the woods? My children are both having cognitive jumps, apparently. What this means is that their debate skills are forcing me to use parts of my brain that have … Continue reading Reading, Cleaning, Gabbing