How to Overcome Scene Paralysis
Are you stuck on how to begin writing the scene you have lingering somewhere in your mind? Have you got a ‘notion’ of what you need to write but no idea where to begin?
Why you need a Writers Group.
For many years, writing was a solitary process. It was a solitary passion. Whether I was sharing content on social media, my website, or Wattpad, I felt a lack of community. My readers were my family (after I annoyed them enough to read my content) and occasionally my co-workers. Despite the number of writers I engaged with as a reader, writing was an activity I participated in alone.
Becoming a Minority.
It was never my intention to make myself a minority. I always had a chip on my shoulder about my upbringing - as does any teenager who gives up their weekends for their parent’s business – but it never drove me to intentionally seek uncommon pathways. Yet, growing up in business is the very reason I plunged head-first into a pathway without considering the cultural and social peculiarity of my decision. I believed I was capable, that was all the consideration I needed to push off from the start line. This left me running a race without knowing where the finish line was or what I wanted it to look like.
You will never be good enough.
I am a critical thinker. I am hard on myself. I have controlling thoughts. And all three of these mental operating systems love the concept of ‘good enough’.
How Accutane healed my face but hurt my gut.
Acne was a genetically inherited curse for me. Like father, like daughter, I had acne on my face, chest and back throughout my teenage years.
How to create shared savings in a relationship.
There will be a time when you and your partner are ready to commit to a financial goal outside your daily capacity. Whether it’s a fast car, a fancy apartment, your fantasy holiday or the forever-house, saving money becomes necessary.
How to stick to a budget with less stress.
Money can be stressful. Whether you are a tap-and-go budget-er (who only checks you have some money in your account before spending,) or an avid-planner (like me, who has records and plans for every expense for every month) stress cannot be entirely avoided. Yet, it can be minimized.
Stress is killing me.
“Engaging with the self, starting to treat ourselves as if we were a living, learning surprise, worthy of existence despite our constant fears, enables us to engage in a real way with others, to see others as possible surprises and even gifts.”