If I don't have a to-do list or notes scribbled onto our dry-erase calendar, I'm fantastic at procrastinating... As you've seen.
Not in everything of course.
But ever since I traveled to Japan last fall, I've realized what I need and want to focus on.
Japan ran so smoothly and almost effortlessly. Millions of people on a small island never felt packed at all.
I was on sick leave for nearly 6 months, prior to this big, life-changing trip. My depression and anxiety got the best of me, my workplace at the time and certain people in my life pushed me over the edge.
It was a scary time, as well as frustrating and exhausting. The struggle to find the right medication and therapy was nothing compared to the judgement I received from others. "Faking" & "Wants attention", are thoughts and words people with mental illnesses never want to feel or hear.
And I did.
I pushed through, fought the negativity, and two-faced people whose actions were the opposite to the words they spoke.
But I survived, learned a lot, and focused on things I love.
After my 36 years on this crazy little planet, I've learned to take a breath, smell the roses, and enjoy. No need to rush, no need to juggle, and no to be in more than one place at once.
The feedback and love I am receiving for my two novels makes me want to keep writing and creating worlds and characters for others to enjoy.
I find myself dedicating more time, much easier, making sure some sort of writing or writing related activity happens everyday.
Drafting, researching, marketing, reviewing, social media...not blogging...
Okay, that's obviously I need to add to my agenda to make sure I get on here.
I want this blog to be honest and allow others to get to know me. I'm not only a writer, but a wife, sister, daughter, friend, and doxie mom.
Sewing, going for pedicures, finding the perfect shade of red lipstick, making tea lattes, and collecting stationery are just a few things I love.
What do you want to know?