The Next Big Thing

Hello, World!

It’s been a year since I visited these pages. A lot has been going on, as it will in life. One of the things that’s happened is that I made a huge decision. Not YUUUUGE, but, you know, really fucking big.

I’ve decided to write a book.

There, I’ve said it. It’s a scary thing to say out loud, because then you have people checking on your progress (which may be nonexistent), and you’ve created expectations that there will eventually be a completed manuscript to show for all of your time & effort. One of my mottos is to have no expectations so that you can’t be disappointed, and I’d advise that frame of mind for this lil project of mine.

However, I need to be held accountable for this, or it will probably never reach completed status.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to write, specific things I want to say or ways I want to say them, but have yet to actually put anything to paper. Or word processor. I’ve taken a handful of classes on HOW to write a book, but it still seems a daunting task. Today, I bought software that will hopefully keep me writing, and keep those writings organized in a cohesive format, to eventually be tied together with a pretty bow.

I don’t think I’m going to post my writings here, but write about the process of writing, as a first-time attempted writer who has no idea what she’s embarking on. Hopefully, someone out there in the etherwebz will find that interesting subject matter.

So, the journey begins.

OnceUponATime

Advertisements
Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

the semicolon project

“A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. ”

I don’t talk about my struggles with depression too often anymore, mostly because I’m tired of talking about it. I talked about it for 20+ years until I made it thru to the other side, and I’m grateful I survived. I keep telling myself I really need to write about it, but until I can do that, I’ll keep sharing words that explain it pretty well. HPWRITESBLOGS describes it very eloquently.

hpwritesblogs

FullSizeRender-1FullSizeRender Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy.

We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. 

In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…

View original post 1,331 more words

Posted in Mental Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#COFFEEJAMS: I Can’t Wait

Ahhhh, good times.  Thank you Nu Shooz:

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

#COFFEEJAMS: Nite and Day

Recalling radio programming from the late 80’s (at least at the Washington, DC based station I listened to growing up), I was overjoyed to discover that the local “oldies” station features the “Quiet Storm” every night starting at 8 pm.

Awwwwww yeahhhhh….

Note:  I googled “Quiet Storm” to find a featured image for this post, and it’s actually defined on Wikipedia: “Quiet storm is a radio format, musical style, and subgenre of R&B, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid-1970s by then-station-intern Melvin Lindsey at WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C.”

Awwwwww yeahhhhh….

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#COFFEEJAMS: Bounce Rock Skate Roll

OK, this is definitely a throwback, but it’s Thursday, so #TBT and #COFFEEJAM all in one post!

C’mon, roller skates and disco, mixed up with the stereotypical image of SoCal life…how can you go wrong?? No wonder I wanted to move out here when I was young!

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment