I'm back into writing and can't wait to get some stories that have been moving around in my head. I love to write fiction and I love to journal. My hopes are to become a better writer and avid reader. I love wine and cats.
I learned this trick from Jane the Virgin and loved it. When Jane was feeling really frustrated or upset, her grandmother told her to remain CALM. Think of things that keep her calm or make her happy. Grandma's really do know everything. Whenever I'm feeling frantic or frustrated or any big feeling, I just think C.A.L.M. Thinking of things that keep me calm. Because what a neat trick.
I Finally Love My Job
They say when you find a job you love, you never work a day in your life again. Well, I can’t say that I don’t work, but what I can say is that I love the work that I do. How do I know I love it? Well, I wake up every morning, Monday through Friday, NOT dreading getting up, NOT dreading the day ahead of me, and NOT dreading the week ahead. In fact, I find my weekend ending with me saying “man, I can’t wait to get to work tomorrow!” And I find that in itself, exciting! For years, I had been saying “I just want to make a ton of money and not have to do a lot of work!” Classic, right? How did I get from there to where I am now?
Welcome Back Writer
For years, I’ve been talking about finally getting back into writing. Truth be told, I haven’t been writing since I graduated from college in 2018. During that time, I had so many writing projects that needed to be completed for classes, plus having to read my classmates stories and writing constructive criticism back to them. Did I love it? Not really. School work, you know? But when I graduated, and it was all over, and I really didn’t need to be worrying about anything but living?! I said, “screw writing!” and just stopped completely. After a while, I began to miss the feeling of typing out a story that’s due in less than an hour. The feeling of completing a writing project and the satisfaction I felt when reading a good story that I had written.