• Am I Good Enough

    Am I Good Enough?

    The Lies Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome Tell I’ve always been an anxious type of person. As long as I can remember I worried about damn near everything. Most of the time these worries were in my head, and I could keep them there. I’ve always been asking myself “Am I Good Enough?” But as I got older, the worries got bigger, bigger than me, bigger than my ability to handle them.  When I was 19, my ADHD diagnosis came with a side order of anxiety disorders (GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder and OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and depression.  I didn’t start medication until I was 30 for them. I did…

  • Take Note

    take note phrase to notice something and try to remember it because you think it is important MacMillan Thesaurus The first week of NaNoWriMo is nearly over. I’m actually keeping a good pace despite restarting my project three days in with something else that had kept my attention more easily. I will eventually get that story written, but I’m not stupid enough to challenge the universe when things don’t line up for me to complete it without it feeling forced. So I decided to sit back and take note of what was going on. I enjoyed the story, but I needed to do more research, and while that is kind…

  • Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween! Tonight is the night that (most places) are going to have little ghosts, ghouls and such going door to door for tasty treats. Tomorrow, well, for writers, it’s NaNoWriMo season. A unique version of hell where we try to get 50,000 words in a month. I’ve done it with varying levels of success over the last 10 years, and this year, I decided to try again. For me, I don’t care if I “win” or not. This year, I’m just going to give it what I can, and if I fall short or tap out early, then so be it. It’s rather rainy where I am, and that…

  • Blank Page

    A Blank Page

    “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” Douglas Pagels I’ve been away from writing here for a while. A part of it was the fact that I’ve been dealing with three people (myself included) who have had the worst cold I’ve seen in a while. That, thankfully, is almost done its course and things are finally getting back on track. If you follow my parenting adventures over at Shiny Mommy, you’ll know that my daughter was just diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The other reason why…