It hasn’t been long, but I already have another writing update for you. Are you aware that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Did you know that every November, an online community of writers all do the best to write 50,000 word novels from November 1 to November 30th? It’s a cool idea, right? … More Camp NaNoWriMo 2020
Here’s the disclaimer to ensure you read until the end: NOT ALL PARENTS INVALIDATE ADOPTEES After spending a few years in various adoption groups online, a common theme in all is: adoptees being silenced and written off for being “disrespectful and argumentative”. When I see those comments, I scratch my head. Looking at the comment … More Is it Disrespect or just Disagreement?
Why am I writing this and not just ignoring the haters? Because I know about all the adoptees feeling alone and watching advocates being gaslighted when sharing their experiences. When you relate to someone sharing, and you see them being attacked for it, that automatically puts some fear into your mind that it’ll happen to … More Triggers are Valid
The day has arrived! My June Cloth and Paper subscription box was delivered (and 2 days early). This was my first-ever box, and I was very excited to see what there was inside. I received three packs of sticky notes/flags. I love the neutrals that Cloth and Paper has to offer and these will go … More Cloth and Paper June 2020 Box
Adoptees have a unique shared experience of grief, trauma, and pain that we endured in the first days, months, and years of our lives. That trauma and grief manifest throughout our life. We speak up, but are often met with invalidation and gaslighting. Crib-mate has been a term used to describe the shared adoptee experience. … More MY ADOPTION STORY Pt. 70 | TRIGGERED by the term CRIB-MATE
Today was supposed to be a happy day. Just like it was supposed to be the best day of my life exactly one year ago. Instead of a wedding, I was blindsided and handed a broken engagement. Two days after my would-be-wedding, I was given a re-examination of my doctoral qualifying exams and was terrified … More I Was Supposed to Be Celebrating
No, I don’t mean reading. If you’ve followed me on any platform (including this one), then you know I am an avid reader. Another hobby of mine is writing. I’ve written countless short stories and articles that have never been seen by any eyes other than my own. They’re scattered on random pages in notebooks … More Attempting to Finish My First Novel
I use a ring-bound planner system which makes switching super easy. Not surprising to me, I decided to switch up my system halfway through 2020 (and in the middle of quarantine). While I don’t have my usual plans of going out and socializing, I still schedule writing, reading, and filming. I had been eying the … More Switching Planners During Quarantine??
4/5 stars When a boy is found brutally murdered, the town of Flint County is astonished when beloved sports coach and teacher is arrested for the crime. With several eyewitness accounts and DNA evidence, it appears they will have no trouble convicting, but as more details arise, it becomes apparent something even more horrific is … More The Outsider