Changes are scary. Changes are needed.

A new job was the change I needed.

The job was in a different industry that I had very little knowledge about so I  had to take a chance or take the safe route and look for yet another job doing what I’m used to, but didn’t really want to do. (more…)

How to Pull Yourself Out of a Rut

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At some point in our lives we can get so stressed out and worry to the point of pushing the people we care for most, away.

The past couple of weeks have been  rough. I had gotten “stuck in a rut” and knew that if I didn’t pull myself out of it soon, I could get very sick. I had to do something, fast.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to crawl out of that hole. Here is how I climbed out of mine. Hope it helps get you started in the right direction. (more…)

Journaling for Yourself

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in life has a purpose. ~ Henry David Thou

Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline. ~W.L. Shirer

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I used to keep a personal journal through Middle and High School. For some reason, I haven’t kept one since. And I miss it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not. It’s important to have a place to be yourself 110% and preferably with pen and paper you can keep completely private.

Until today, I didn’t realize how many different journals I had to keep certain topics separate. This one for Career and journey through life, in general, my coffee blog to share my passion, a Poetry notebook, and a Writer’s notebook for prompts and story ideas. And a diary to be myself that nobody sees (more…)