Good Enough

Over the past few months, I’ve been on a journey of learning the importance of resting and how to ensure I make the time to do it. Just the fact that I have to “schedule” downtime into my life is a little clue of its ability to get swept under the rug. As I said in my previous blog, finding time to rest physically isn’t so much of the problem—the real problem is resting my mind. 

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What About Rest?

I’ve always been one of those “get-er-done” kind of people who don’t stop until all the work is completed. I can’t stand the feeling of something looming over me, and I don’t even enjoy doing something relaxing if there is work waiting. As a child growing up, it was accomplishable to complete all chores and schoolwork and then have literally nothing to do but whatever I wanted. That reality is pretty much unattainable for a grown-up.

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Don't Quit

It was one of those awkward parties—the kind where you don’t really know anyone except the one person who invited you. I strategically found refuge in a corner seat near the least threatening-looking person my introverted self could find. It was an elderly lady who I knew was an old friend of my parents. I had hoped she was enjoying a moment of solitude, which I could join in equal solitude, but as it would happen, she was rather chatty.

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Just Beyond Neverland

I love children and the magic of childhood; in many ways I think my heart still straddles the doorway to Neverland. But I also love the in-between years of the teens. Like most humans, the teenage season of my life was probably one of the most challenging. As teenagers, we don’t belong in the nursery anymore, but we don’t yet belong in the enigmatic world of grown-ups either. 

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Breaking Barriers of Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Just writing the words “fantasy” and “science fiction” makes me happy. Not that I love everything that’s fantasy and sci-fi; I am extremely particular and selective about books and movies. But my very favorite stories tend to fall into one of those two categories. Growing up, the make-believe games that I played, and the books I’d create were usually highly fantastical, with no shortness of drama and adventure. 

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A Fifteen-Year-Long Rollercoaster

I used to love rollercoasters. It starts with that first jerk of the ride that causes everyone to shriek and makes you clasp your belt tighter. Then its the long up, up, up the rising track as your tension and anxiety mount. At last the seats crest the top of an immense drop, seemingly straight back down to the ground, with absolutely nothing to stop you plunging to your death (for whatever diehard reason, I always tried to get the front seat).

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Redhead Respect

There is a funny fact that redheads feel a sort of instant understanding and connection with other redheads. Whether just passing on the street or even a redhead watching a red-haired actor on TV, there is a subconscious, unspoken respect and kinship.

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The Introduction of Fictional Friends

Have you ever read a book or watched a movie in which the characters become so real to you that you feel as if you almost know them? Or perhaps, for you, it’s a famous singer or sports-player who you’ve watched so many times that you now talk about them as you would your next-door-neighbor.

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The First Reveal!

Hello friends!

As you have no doubt heard, book one of young adult fantasy series is coming out this spring! There is certainly no lack of stress or jittery, nervous excitement that goes into this publishing process, let me tell you. But you don't want to hear about that, I am sure. What you probably would like to know, is what this book is about exactly. 

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