Random Musings

A Very Needed Reminder

Last week, I was on my period. Although it's different for every woman, I'm the sort that definitely becomes overly emotional during that time. I like to believe that I usually do a good job keeping those emotions in check and under wraps during that time (though my Mom is always quick to tell me… Continue reading A Very Needed Reminder

Random Musings

A Punch from the Brain, Retaliation from the Heart

If someone has a magical solution to help a person stop overthinking things, I, personally, would love to learn more about said solution. Because it's exhausting, friends. I overthink to the point where I only focus on the negative outcomes. My immediate reaction is to assume the worst, because my mind easily twists and warps… Continue reading A Punch from the Brain, Retaliation from the Heart

Random Musings

Stuck in a Funk

Man, if that title doesn't describe my mindset right now, I dunno what does. I am definitely stuck, caught in the midst of a funk that is fueled through the emotional roller coaster I've been riding for the past month (with this past week being a definite, intense down). From missed love and a bruised… Continue reading Stuck in a Funk

Film Reviews

Why Everyone Should Go Watch Zootopia, Right Now

I'm a sucker for animated films and I don't think I can accurately express my love for Zootopia in particular (but, here's the attempt). It's hard for me to narrow down a list of my all-time "top" favorites, but I know Zootopia is definitely one of them. I went to see it in the theatres with my brother and… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Go Watch Zootopia, Right Now

Random Musings

Measuring Worth, Recreating Mindsets and Dealing with Desire

Y'all ready for a personal post? Brilliant. I'm sure I've shared snippets of this in previous blog posts, so feel free to peruse and search to your hearts content if you want to know more (also, apologies for beating a dead horse) but recently, I've been struggling with body image and how that translates regarding… Continue reading Measuring Worth, Recreating Mindsets and Dealing with Desire

Writing

Tropes and Clichés

I've been thinking a lot about tropes and clichés lately. Between editing a previous trilogy with a  foundation built on tropes--including everything from the Chosen One to vampires and werewolves to old men who know all yet tell nothing--and planning a new series that uses even more--and this time, purposefully--plus simply observing the dialogue surrounding the… Continue reading Tropes and Clichés

Random Musings, Writing

The Power Over Your Own Mentality

I got a lot of positive feedback regarding my The Demons of Doubt post from yesterday (which I really, really appreciate; thank you). It also brought up an idea inspired by my own musing and discussions that I--having that writer's soul--decided to craft a blog post around: mentality. But not just that, but pointing out the obvious--yet… Continue reading The Power Over Your Own Mentality