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Trying new things

This week's theme for #UpbeatAuthors is trying new things. I really like this topic because I think it's so easy to fall into a rut of doing the same thing over and over and that leading to boredom with life in general. And who wants to be bored with life? Not me. This idea of trying new things doesn't have…

The Awesomeness of Stranger Things 2

Warning, there are SPOILERS ahead for season 2 of Stranger Things if you haven't seen it. If you grew up in the 1980s, this show brings back a lot of memories...as well as questions about why we thought those outfits and hairdos were awesome. The Duffer Brothers' taps into so much nostalgia for me while also presenting a thrilling, edge-of-my-seat…

The Power of Writing it Down

I've always been a tactile person when it comes to task lists, calendars, and the like. When I was in school, I always kept physical lists of my assignments -- starting in first grade. It's no different now. I have a journal with lined pages in which I dedicate a page to each week. On Sundays, I write out two…

Facing My Fears in 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you are as excited as I am about starting with a clean slate, even if it's mental. I hope you have lots of exciting things planned for your 2018. Since 2018 is starting on a Monday, that means there is a new #UpbeatAuthors message floating around blogs and social media today. Just look for…