Therapy Tears | Poem | written 3/9/18

I can feel it deep inside,

Eating at the order of my soul,

It’s an aching acidic pain,

Shattering what once was whole.

Anxiety, anger, sadness, fear,

The emotions all overflow,

And why I’m feeling this way,

I don’t even know.Read More »


To Read or Not to Read That is the Question | GUEST POST by Rosey Fenstemaker

Books. Are fictional books still worth the time it takes to read them? Or as some might say, they’ll watch the movie when it comes out. Are books a dying breed, soon to go the way of the dinosaur or the rotary phone? Replaced by fast-paced action adventure movies and video games.

Nay, it is not so! Avid readers of all ages and areas of life, still find books to be essential and add value to life.

On her journey to join the aforementioned avid readers, my daughter Elly is an excellent example to support the point. As she discovered the treasure trove of excitement, imagination, new ideas, and new worlds, to explore between the covers of a book,  the leaps, and bounds her mind took as she developed a voracious thirst for knowledge knew no bounds.Read More »



I’m talking about it. The place of death. The valley of darkness. The hall of tears. The chamber of evil. The room of rage.



I’m talking about when the one you trusted with your entire emotional well being, the creator of your hopes and dreams,


Yeah. I’m talking about you, authors.

 We’ve all been in this place where our favorite character dies and we are left mere seconds away from dying of a broken heart ourselves.

But what happens next is the


7 Tips To Get Inspired To Write

Hello wishful thinkers, today I’m talking about some tips that I’ve found help me be inspired to write.

1. Listen to music

Music is incredibly powerful and just listening to a good song or your favorite song can make you want to write, or come up with a new story idea. I will sometimes do free writing to a song. I will turn on a song, sometimes on loop, and just write and write whatever comes to my head. It’s really helpful for getting your creative juices flowing. I like soundtracks and more instrumental songs for this, but I will also do lyrical songs. Here’s an example of a session of song free writing I did late last year sometime:

Stand by You | Rachel Platten | Free writing

She lay on the ground, curled into such a fragile tangle of torn flesh and broken wings. Her tears swirled with the blood on her face, staining her chocolate skin. Her midnight hair and bare arms wrapped in an intricate weave of grief.

“Eleonara…” He whispered her name softly, the word a ray of light spinning in utter darkness.

Black lashes blinked as she opened her eyes, revealing windows into an abyss of agony.

“Take my hand.” He reached out his scarred hand.

She choked as the pain swirled in her throat, but the ocean of tears inside of her was parched. She lifted her slender hand, which trembled in the air. Fluttering, like that bit of something trapped inside of her chest. The weight of it was unspeakable, she was unable to move it forward. Despair convulsed her frail figure and her hand sank to the scorched earth.

“I will never leave you.” He knelt beside her, the rain soaking his skin. “Let me help you.”

She could no longer endure the torment inside of her. She raised her chin, her cracked lips parting with all the strength that remained within her. “Jesus.”Read More »

HELLO FEBRUARY | January Book list + Ratings + Fav music + February TBR

Hello February!

I can’t believe it’s already time to say goodbye to January. I still feel like the new year just started, but we’re already into the second month of 2018. It wasn’t until a bit into January that I got back into reading, and this last week I have been back out of it, because of being busy.

-January Book List-

I wanted to rate and briefly talk about the books I read this month.

The Girl Who Could See

by Kara Swanson

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I would never call someone a pessimist

Pessimism vs. Optimism

Pessimism is defined as

  1. a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen; a lack of hope or confidence in the future.
    “the dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks”
      a belief that this world is as bad as it could be or that evil will ultimately prevail over good.

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