Facebook groups are a valuable asset to writers. However, be a community member, not a drop and run writer. So recently I have found myself moaning about fellow writers. Last week I wrote a post about how selfish writers are. I will put the link at the end of this post, for anyone who may have missed it. I don’t like this side to me, but some things need speaking about. I promise after this no more moans.
Last year I was made redundant from a job I loved. Before this, I was like so many others thinking that stress did not exist. If it did exist it was something that didn’t affect me. Then the headaches started. For one month I suffered from cluster migraines, brought on by the stress of not … Continue reading Why We Suffer From Stress & How to Reduce it?
Karen looked down at the total devastation in the lounge. How was it possible that a two-year-old could create such a mess in two hours. Lego, toy trains, dolls and that damn nesting doll were scattered everywhere. Emily had finally crashed half an hour ago, after five stories and two bottles of milk. Having a child was the hardest thing Karen had ever done. Doing it on her own, for the last year, had made it impossible. A tear escaped her eye and ran down her cheek. She wiped it away, angry at herself. Not now, she had things to do. With a sigh of exhaustion, she started to bend down and pick up all the toys, scattered on the floor. She looked down at the several different halves of the nesting dolls. God, how she hated their horrible smiling faces. All of them perfectly identical, getting smaller. As a child they had been her favourite, now she plain hated them. She would have thrown them away months ago if Emily hadn’t clung to them so much. Almost as if she realised they were the last part of her father.
I decided, for the majority, to keep this post-light-hearted. I could write all day about poverty, famine, racism etc. These will always rank at my highest level of hate. However, in the spirit of making you all smile. Here are the 40 things that drive me nuts, in no particular order. People who don’t thank … Continue reading 40 Things That Burst My Boiler
In no particular order here are the Top 40 things that I am eternally grateful for. My daughter My partner My pets 4. My Mum 5. My amazing facebook group, which offers me daily encouragement and support. 6. Writing, whether it is through my website and blog or in a journal. 7. Reading, I like … Continue reading 40 Things I Am Always Grateful For
An update on my goals and how I managed to complete 80% of them in six months. Last year, I set myself goals and then forgot about them. This year, I set the goals and kept them where I could see them every day. A constant reminder of what I wish to achieve. Last year I achieve 10% of my goals, this year is going better already.
At 39 I fell in love with a woman. Up until then, I had only ever been in relationships with men. Did I fancy women before? I had a few female celebrity crushes, Angelina Jolie, Pink, but then who wouldn’t, they are both gorgeous. I had never had a relationship, though. After four months of … Continue reading The Joys of a Same-Sex Family