My Week Away from Social Media: Lessons in intentional living

I was stuck in this spiral of suck, where I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t doing what I loved. The only way to break out of it was to take some time away from the things that were making me miserable. So that’s what I did.

Winter Blues: an update on my creative projects

It’s the middle of February and, while it hasn’t been a bad winter compared to the past couple years, seasonal affective disorder has been sneaking up on me. With long nights and grey gloomy days full of snow, I’ve been feeling a little worn out and lacking the creative pep I usually have. And IContinue reading “Winter Blues: an update on my creative projects”

What if I’m not Brave Enough?

I’m always so inspired by people who chase after their dreams no matter what. They quit their jobs, drop everything, and go. Just go. I admire them so much because I don’t know if I could ever do it. I’ve never been a particularly brave person. As a child, I was skittish and timid ofContinue reading “What if I’m not Brave Enough?”

Festive Fun

When in doubt, make it one line.  If you know me personally (maybe even if you don’t), you know I get excited about Christmas as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween. Then it’s yuletide festivities galore! I listen to Christmas music, I pull out a few Christmas decorations, I dream of a whiteContinue reading “Festive Fun”

Magic in the Air: A Seasonal Shift

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is my absolute favourite. It starts at the end of August and goes until the end of October. The magic in the air is so thick, you could cut it with a knife. It’s no wonder the celts and ancient pagans thought this was theContinue reading “Magic in the Air: A Seasonal Shift”

Quick Tip: Read Your Writing Out Loud!

If, like me, you are a writer and are editing a piece of writing… please, PLEASE, do yourself (everyone, really) a favour and read your damn writing out loud. This read-through will pinpoint any grammar errors that can be self-corrected by the brain. It smooths out the sound of your writing and helps you findContinue reading “Quick Tip: Read Your Writing Out Loud!”

Escapism

I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming to remain sane. – Florence Welch I am an escape artist. Not in the traditional, Harry Houdini sort of way. I cannot escape from a straightjacket while being held upside down in a tank of water. But I do escape. My straightjacket is reality. Escapism is theContinue reading “Escapism”