Heart racing. Palms sweaty. Stomach cramps. You’re exhibiting all the symptoms of anxiety, but you don’t know why. You stare into space and wonder: why the heck am I anxious? This happens to me all-too often, usually when I’m on my medication. I’ll stop and think about the source of my anxiety, something that doesn’t… Continue reading Feeling Anxious? But Why?
The last week of September is approaching. For many years, this week has been known as TV Premiere week. It’s the week all the shows come back from their summer hiatus. This September is the first one in a few years I have a good line-up of shows I’m excited to watch. My line-up includes… Continue reading I’m still reeling from a TV show episode
The beauty of a rough draft is just that — it’s a rough draft. It doesn’t matter how awkward or silly it sounds. A rough draft is for your eyes only. I wrote 800 words of awkwardness today, which I’ve safely tucked away in my Google Drive. I can decide what I’m going to do… Continue reading The beauty of rough drafts
I had an unusual dream last night that left me feeling emotional when I woke up shortly before 5 a.m. According to my FitBit, I woke up in the middle of REM sleep, which might explain why the emotions were so intense. I notice when I wake up in the middle of a dream, I… Continue reading An emotional dream
The best feeling in the world, to me, is a sense of accomplishment. The time I won a gold medal in the Iowa Games. The time I won the city spelling bee. The time I finished a several hundred thousand word fanfic (I’ve written a few). I felt so much relief and joy to finish… Continue reading Why Procrastinate?
My diet has been a mess. Ever since Thanksgiving last year, I’ve been on a slippery slope. This morning I logged my weight for the first time in a couple months. I’m up 4 lbs since the last time I logged, but 12 lbs since before Thanksgiving last year. When I look at my weight… Continue reading I already feel lighter
I am a snacker – someone who eats “lightly” between meals. Only I tend to snack heavily after meals. Snacking itself is not dangerous. In fact, many dieticians will tell you it’s good to snack to keep your metabolism moving. I function best when I have three meals and three small snacks. I lost 27… Continue reading The dangers of snacking
Today I was notified that it’s my WordPress Anniversary on this account. I created this account nine years ago. It’s crazy to think how much has changed in nine years. Nine years ago, I was less than a week away from starting my freshman year of college. I was 18 years old, and I had… Continue reading Writing myself out of the funk
I’ve been trying to write almost every day (I took Saturday and Sunday off this week because it’s harder to write on the weekends, between working Saturdays and running around town on Sunday; Sunday is the only day of the week my boyfriend and I both have off, so we spend it together). Writing every… Continue reading Inspiration presents itself from the outside
When I was younger, I wrote every story idea that popped in my head. I didn’t stop to think if the story was worth telling; I just wrote. One of my earliest story series was about a girl named Lindsay whose mother had been sent to prison when she was five years old for abusing… Continue reading Is this story worth telling?