The holidays are always filled with mixed emotions for me. I am always grateful to share Christmas and New Year's with my husband, my brother-in-law and my parents. But, while I realize my blessings, I also know that over those two weeks of stepping away from myself and becoming the social hostess and dealing with … Continue reading A new year, a strong future
Life as I know it
Old Journals, New Inspiration
I think we can all agree it's been a strange and difficult year. For a highly sensitive person and INFJ like me, there were times when I wondered if I'd get through it. And it's not over yet. But I think that what I once considered my flaws are now my strengths. It surprises me … Continue reading Old Journals, New Inspiration
Do you chase people?
I recently read somewhere that INFJs tend to chase people. At first, I didn't believe it. We are introverted, quiet people as a rule and don't like to push ourselves on others. We love when our people are just as crazy about us as we are with them. But we don't chase them. It sounded … Continue reading Do you chase people?
Thank you for being you
I think everyone can agree that this has been a strange, scary, turbulent year so far. My husband was hospitalized the first week of January for an unknown lung illness, which we discovered a couple of months later was Coronavirus. He had just gone back to work and was feeling more normal when Covid-19 … Continue reading Thank you for being you
Drama, poetry and my INFJ issues
Don't look at me. Don't notice me. I just want to listen and watch. It's too hard for me to join the discussion. I hate my voice and might say something wrong. People may laugh. I hate my picture taken. I'd rather be the photographer. Writing how I feel is easier than saying it. … Continue reading Drama, poetry and my INFJ issues
I’m worst at what I do best
Have you ever been so overjoyed because you finally discovered who you are and why you do the things you do? Have you ever nearly cried with relief because you found other people who think like you and make decisions like you? Have you ever wanted to shout to the world that you aren't … Continue reading I’m worst at what I do best
Structured Writing Sucks (for me)
In recent months, I've been doing a lot of work on myself. I've been stuck in a terrible procrastination loop for too many months, and I've been crushed with anxiety, depression and fear. I just couldn't finish the editing of my latest novel and I hated myself. I was so close but … Continue reading Structured Writing Sucks (for me)
A short intro to something bigger
This is strange. I'm sitting here with all kinds of thoughts and feelings running through my mind and body. I'm on overload. I want to talk and write about them all. But I always get ahead of myself and then become confused and frustrated, and eventually I'll shut down and end up doing nothing. … Continue reading A short intro to something bigger
Writing plans change
I had a good plan for January--a writing plan that I was excited about. After a month of holiday fun and festivities, I was looking forward to getting back to my work as a writer and my writing world. I missed it and needed to feel that rush of productivity. So my plan was … Continue reading Writing plans change
How important is money to you?
I've never cared that much about money. That doesn't mean I've never had dreams of winning the lottery or making it big with my writing. But from an early age, I knew I was the kind of person who would never have a high-powered career and make everyone jealous of my disposable income that … Continue reading How important is money to you?