I Need a Vacation

Hello readers. Again today is not my regular post day, but I came to give a little life uupdate. Basically I need a bit of a vacation from this blog. I have a lot going on right now and a lot to sort out so the plan is to take about two weeks off and if it ends up being longer I’ll let you know. If not then I should be back and posting by Nov.17th.

I will still post on Instagram, maybe not every day, but I do enjoy using the platform, and now that I have it I doubt I’ll stop using it anytime soon anyway.

I am sorry, especially because I really wanted to stay on top of blogging and stay consistent with posting (which clearly hasn’t been happening these past few weeks) so, vacation first and then I promise I’ll come back with some great posts for everyone.



A Short Story and Poem, by Me

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Hello Readers, so I was thinking the other day about how many times I’ve mentioned I love writing on this blog and I have yet to share any of it. So I thought why not start off with a poem and a short story I wrote for my creative writing class I took in high school.

The poem is called Drops, and mind you I’m not a huge fan of poetry. I mean don’t get me wrong it’s beautiful and I love reading it, I just don’t always like writing it.



Drops glide down,

Two blue eyes stare.

Muddy ground, dark sky,

Crashes of thunder,

And still, the blue eyes never waver.

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Book Review: The Girl on the Train


Hello Readers. As you should know by now I read “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, if you didn’t know, I mentioned it in this post where I suggest a few good books to read. But anyway, since the movie is coming out (or has already come out) I thought I better do a book review and share my thoughts on the novel.

The Book

First of all, I loved this book. I will admit it was a bit of a slow read for me at the beginning. I’ve never read anything in this genre before, and the whole cheating and divorce thing was a little dramatic for my liking.

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Anxiety Experiment


Hello Readers! So last week I talked about anxiety and how I was dealing with it. But it got me thinking enough to try to do a little experiment. I called it the Feel-Good Experiment. It consists of a checklist that includes:

  • Getting up at the same time every day
  • Doing the High Power Pose (as mentioned in the previous post)
  • Taking a selfie
  • Listening to music, and
  • Going for a walk.

I also tracked my technology use, and I’m kind of glad to say it averaged about 5 hours a day, and I honestly thought it was way more, especially considering most of what I do is now computer based (i.e. blogging, writing, researching, etc.)

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Another month already gone and I must say it flew by really quickly. And although it was not the happiest month of my life, I still found a few things to appreciate.

  1. Working on dealing with anxiety.

Coming to terms with anxiety has been difficult, but a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I started to feel an improvement that same day. I thought to myself that “yeah, I can do this.”

  1. Every day selfies.

I usually dislike photos of myself, but to see me smiling in every single one. And you do get the hang of taking a selfie after a while. I guess it’s a skill like anything else.

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