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I better get this post in quick tonight, since I’m about to start a two month digital detox … no blogging both here and at Joyful Miles, no YouTube, (other than watching videos while using my NuFace—momma needs her entertainment,) no Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram, no nothing.

Oh, Lawd.

I’ll be sharing my reasons why in a post tomorrow morning but the short version is I need to crawl into a cozy creative cave for a while in order to finish my novel. To just live in only two words for a while – mine and a fictional one. Maybe along the way I’ll gain some much-needed clarity and mental peace!

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Rejoice: Taking time for more joy in my life!

Don’t get me wrong. 2019 was absolutely amazing and fantastic in so many ways! I ran a marathon, finished a novel, took a wonderful cruise with family, saw Paris, and enjoyed many weekends at the beach, my happy place.

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January Stories: What I Read and Watched!

Well, darn. Last year, I was doing a decent job of sharing monthly story recaps, both here and on Joyful Miles, but my wheels fell off in September … in so many ways! I really did enjoy those posts, however, so I’m picking back up, even if nobody is reading them. New decade, new me, let’s go!

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Flash Fiction Friday: Here’s Hoping

Happy Friday, lovelies, don’t you just love freshened spaces? I’m feeling that way now about my blog. This afternoon, I gave myself an hour to change things up with a new header, new profile image and description, and new site colors. That hour stretched into ninety minutes thanks to some coding issues, but I love how it turned out! It’s not perfect and certainly not finished … my rushed header needs tweaking, the menu has outdated info, and there’s something funky going on with my background. But for now, this makes me smile! And excited about blogging again!

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Happy New Years, lovelies, I hope you had an amazing holiday season with lots of love and laughs! Can you believe it’s a new decade?? And a gorgeous one at that … just look at those pretty, even numbers: 2020.

Things feel different for me this New Year’s.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve sworn in past January’s how THIS YEAR will be my very best yet. How THIS YEAR is the year I finally get my crap together and accomplish EVERYTHING on my goals list, how THIS YEAR I will start living the life of my dreams and become the kind of woman I’ve always wanted to be.

But you know what? I’m already living the life of my dreams. Can I make some improvements? Sure, of course, I can and I will, but my life is pretty freaking awesome, just as it is.

And I’m pretty freaking awesome as well, just as I am.

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Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter: Book Review

Holy cow, I loved this book.

And I adore Sarah Painter … her Worried Writer Podcast that helps writers overcome self-doubt, fear, and procrastination, her fiction novels, her Scottish accent, everything. She was recently a guest on the Self Publishing Show, another podcast that I love, and I swear … the story she told about her past and current struggles could be my own.

I can summarize my story quickly: All writers have mental demons. Mine has been winning. For far too long.

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