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Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson taken from his essay titled Self-Reliance

Have you lost yourself in societal expectations?

Trying to meet the expectations of everyone around us ultimately leads to depression and feelings of failure because it’s impossible to meet everyone’s expectations. Everyone is going to have an idea of what you’re “supposed” to be doing. But the only person on this earth who truly knows what you should be doing, is you.


Let’s crawl out of there

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Let’s start with a little positive self talk

Do you know how far you’ve come? Do you know how many times you were this close to giving up. When I say giving up, I mean throwing in the entire towel. But look at you, not only are you here, but you’re doing something about it. You work hard everyday writing. I don’t care if it’s reading writing, listening to someone singing writing, thinking about your writing, it all counts. Most people are not thinking about the next sentence, or the next best one liner that says it all. They’re thinking about work and…


What are you willing to step away from for a season

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We call it “fall,” but something swells in us as the days grow shorter and the trees more skeletal — the quiet uprising of resilience that readies us for the self-renewal of wintering.

Winter is on its way. This is when the darkness has more presence in our lives. The nights are cooler. The crisp air leaves kisses on our nosies.

With winter come a wide range of emotions. It can bring comfort and togetherness, sadness and loneliness, or even both sadness and togetherness. Feelings tend to be stronger…


Go against the grain and write anyway

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There’s going to be a lot of times when it’s a bad time to write, write anyways.

We can’t keep putting it off. We can’t keep placing it as our last and final thing to do. I spend all day waiting for the flow. Waiting for the interruptions to stop. I write best at night or uninterrupted and between reading a big stack of books which takes all day.

“But there’s things I need to do,” I tell myself. Cooking, cleaning and a trip to the playground all must be done before I…


Have you lost yourself in societal expectations?

Photo by Alex Perez on Unsplash

Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson taken from his essay titled Self-Reliance

Have you lost yourself in societal expectations?

Trying to meet the expectations of everyone around us ultimately leads to depression and feelings of failure because it’s impossible to meet everyone’s expectations. Everyone is going to have an idea of what you’re “supposed” to be doing. But the only person on this earth who truly knows what you should be doing, is you.


Let’s write books !!

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There are people out there who write entire books. You say you wanna write. You say you have a great story with great ideas. There’s only one thing stopping you from getting a great story from inside your head and onto paper. The only thing stopping you is you. That’s no hard truth. We all have priorities. We all have responsibilities that keep us from where we should really be. So how can you start?

Let it unfold slowly

The first way to start doesn’t have to be banging out the whole book in one night. Keep a notebook and…


And that’s ok

For the Conscious Writer

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There comes a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance, that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which resides in him to till. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

I reading through Ralph Waldo Emerson and came across this quote. It’s highlighted in my kindle as a popular quote. I can imagine why…


This helped me show up authentically

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I’m not the best blogger and I have no desire to be. I’m here for the connections. I’m here to meet people who share the same interests as me. I’ve learned that the best way to find my tribe is to live out loud, to speak the truth no matter what, and to support those who I can support.

I’m scared a lot. I’m scared to speak up. I’m scared to bother people. Heck, I’m scared that I’m communicating too much. Those are my own insecurities. …

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