Reading & Writing, Short Stories

The Life of Janie – Part 3

Janie is back! In case you need a refresher on Part 1 or Part 2 you can find them here: Part 1 Part 2 Later that morning Janie let Denise talk her into exploring the “downtown” area with them, if that’s what you wanted to call it. It was basically a two block area with… Continue reading The Life of Janie – Part 3

Reading & Writing, Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Life of Janie – Part 2

Welcome back to The Life of Janie! In case you missed the first part of her story, catch up here: The Life of Janie The next morning Janie rolled over and stretched, feeling calmer and more relaxed than she had in awhile. She opened her eyes and blinked into the bright sun that was shining… Continue reading The Life of Janie – Part 2

Reading & Writing, Short Stories

The Life of Janie

Welcome to the life of Janie! This will be a weekly series of short stories dedicated to Janie and her life as she attempts to navigate a new normal and find herself. I will share a new passage every Saturday and it is my hope that you will all share your insights and wishes for… Continue reading The Life of Janie

Mental Health, Reading & Writing

The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Let’s talk about social media a little bit. I have been on social media much more in the past few months than the last few years, honestly. Since starting a blog and working on a novel I have felt motivated to connect with the writing community far more, and likewise with the fitness community because… Continue reading The Positives and Negatives of Social Media, and How to Maintain Balance

Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

New Year… Same Me!

Resolutions. I mentioned in my New Year’s Even post that I don’t make them. I don’t believe in creating a concrete idea for what I am *going to do* in the next year. It is too hard, in my opinion, to ensure that you will do something you set out to do. Not because it’s… Continue reading New Year… Same Me!

Uncategorized

Johnny Marlin

Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin

Uncategorized

The Dreaded Writer’s Block

Let’s talk writer’s block for a minute. If you’re reading this then you’ve likely suffered it a time or two but let’s go over it anyway. Merriam-Webster defines writer’s block as “a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.” 1 In other words, when you’re writing and all of a sudden you just… Continue reading The Dreaded Writer’s Block