Wednesday, January 30, 2013

those words that never were true...

Work has been extremely busy.  I recently got a promotion and the new position is challenging me and I'm learning new things, but it's crazy right now in the transition.  I've been bringing work home so that I can continue to make myself familiar with things I've never done before.

I wanted to take a minute to take part in Wishcasting Wednesday before the day was over.  I will try to respond to my other wishcasters tomorrow, but know this - as you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

This week Jamie asks:

courtesy of we heart it

“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body." - Paulo Coehlo, The Pilgrimage

I wish to nourish myself with words.  Through my own writing, through the words of others, through reading and ingesting knowledge.  I wish to repeat only positive words to myself to quiet those negative voices that I've grown up allowing to rule my brain.  I wish to see words as my friends, my cheerleaders, rather than my nemesis.

What do you wish for you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


It's been so long since I took part in Wishcasting Wednesday.  Things have been busy and whenever I would think about it, I would say, "Okay, in a little bit when I have some time" and then it would be Thursday morning and I would remember I never participated in the weekly wishcast.  I miss it and I've decided to do my best to make a little time for myself to reflect and wish and share with the circle.  It makes my Wednesdays that much better and will aid me with my personal goal of creative growth.

This week Jamie asks:

courtesy of we heart it

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

There are a lot of things I want to try.  I've slowly been learning the past few years that while fear is not a bad thing, it shouldn't control me, especially when I'm mostly concerned with the what if it doesn't work?  It won't always work...but how will I know without taking a chance?    

This year:  I wish to try to write a young adult novel.  I wish to try to take this small little idea for a blog I thought up and have it come to fruition.  I wish to try to excavate a little bit more of my creative soul that I've kept hidden away for so long.  I wish to try laughing more and not being so hard on myself.  I wish to try whatever I think of as a possibility without allowing the small voice in the back of my mind from stopping me before I even start.

Monday, January 14, 2013

catching up in 2013

It's been awhile since I made an update.  Life has been going in some interesting directions lately and I've been trying to keep up and take stock of everything as it happened.  I know the universe is trying to help me on my path to betterment and being who I'm meant to be, but some days it's so hard.

In the fall, I started teaching myself how to cook.  I've always enjoyed baking, mostly because it was something I could choose to do randomly...whereas, I've always felt like cooking is just this requirement, another thing to do after a long day at work when all I really want to do is curl up with a book and read.  It's going much better than I expected.  It turns out I'm a pretty good cook.  I've been using the crock pot a lot because it just makes cooking on workdays easier.  And it's definitely nice on the wallet (and the hips) to save some more money by not constantly picking up crap.

I also started writing more again.  It's not a lot, but I'm trying to focus on the positive part - I'm writing again. I've also picked Morning Pages back up - I find I'm much less crazed during the day when I've completed my pages - even though half the time I end up writing, "Me so sleepy" and "I can't think of anything to write."

There is more going on in life, but I'm not really ready to talk about it quite yet as I'm still trying to process and figure it out.

I do want to get back to blogging and especially participating in Wishcasting Wednesdays and Creative Every Day.