My Updated Manifesto – The Makeup Debacle

Some of you readers who have been following me for a few years (precisely since early December 2020) know that I seemingly have some pretty strong opinions about makeup. A few years ago, I wrote a very passionate article on such, and probably hurt some feelings in the process… though I do still agree withContinue reading “My Updated Manifesto – The Makeup Debacle”

6 Things I Learned During NaNoWriMo

First off, for those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is November. In the author/writing community, NaNoWriMo is a month dedicated to novel writing; specifically, reaching the goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. If you do some quick math, that means writing 1,666 wordsContinue reading “6 Things I Learned During NaNoWriMo”

My first experience with grief.

Last month I had my first close experience with grief. Grief is a natural part of life, and most everyone goes through some form of it at some point. It is often dramatized on TV or in movies. However, in truth and honesty, it is far from glamorous. Now, I didn’t lose anyone who I,Continue reading “My first experience with grief.”

Conviction – My Love-Hate Relationship with Humility

Does anybody else just hate it when another person calls you out on something? There’s always that innate pullback – that inner reflex that pushes away conviction. This instinct of ours makes it easy for us to shove aside our flaws for the sake of pride. This trade-off is not a healthy one. If you’reContinue reading “Conviction – My Love-Hate Relationship with Humility”

Patience, Contentment and Humility – February

Hello, friends! Time for my second monthly theme post (even if I am a little late)! My theme for February was, “Rest in Patience and Contentment”. To see my other monthly theme posts, click here. I read through the journal entries I wrote this month, and after some editing, condensing, and highlighting of key words/phrases,Continue reading “Patience, Contentment and Humility – February”