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October Author Challenge (done late) - Day Twenty Nine: My biggest cheerleader.
I'm sure this will actually annoy a few people if I leave them out of it.
Throughout my life, my biggest supporter has always been my mother, @vickie.ann.wilson, who has given me enough in life to become who I am today. No matter what bogus plans I've made, no matter what path I've tried to take, be it video game design, crazy inventions, and more, she's supported me 100%. Without her, I might never have taken up writing at all.
The other person who keeps cheering me on and has been a part of my life for a few years now, is @lord_of_the_dweebs, who always tells me I can do it, always compliments me on my writing, and is harsh when I put my writing down or when I question whether or not I should be writing at all.
I don't really like the term cheerleader for it, but some people really do just cheer you on no matter what and I appreciate them more than I can ever describe.
So, those I didn't mention are still important to me and push me to write when I need it most.
@isdawmgiaa, for always telling me to compress and expand. @anduril38, for always motivating me and telling me I can do it even when I don't think I can and for unknowingly motivating me as he went further and further down into his writing career.
And obviously many other wonderful people. Sorry for not including you, whoever you are.
I'm sorry, guys. It's been half a month of NaNoWriMo, which means half a month of zero contact on here. I've been getting more than the average written every day, but got sick earlier this week, so it put me back into the even area.
I've got plenty to tell you all, plenty of things have happened in this last month, but I'll wait until I finish my four last days of my challenge even though it's so late. So without further ado:
October Author Challenge (done late) - Day Twenty Eight: My definition of writing success.
When it comes to writing, I see success to be me finishing and publishing a novel. Aside from that, I feel more and more successful every time I learn something new about writing.
To me, success isn't about money, fame, or anything like that. It's about both reputation, and reach. I just want to write something that will touch the hearts of many people. I want my writing to make them happy, sad, angry, and to feel inspired to follow their own dreams as I have.
Of course, it would be nice if I could quit my day job and write every day, and for that, I'd need to make enough money from my writing to live off of it, but it isn't a goal, and it isn't how I define success.
How do you define success? Is it something that can be bought, is it something that has to be earned, or is it something that you need to find within yourself?
I realize I totally dropped the ball on my #octoberphotochallenge . But, a lot was going on for me this fall and I'm really proud of myself for what I did accomplish. As of yesterday, I've sat every day for 100 days of mindfulness. This has done wonders for my health, stress levels and sanity. I believe that every success I've had of getting more physically healthy the last few months is due not only to eating better and exercising but this, meditation. I never thought I'd be one for meditation or mindfulness, but I've loved it. It was a slow start but I'm so happy with where I'm at.
Hey bookies! 😊💕
QOTD: What's your favourite biscuit? Or do you not like biscuits at all?
AOTD: I am definitely your Rich Tea kind of girl! I can't have a cup of tea without one (or 10 😂)
#BuriedInBooksNovember - Under the covers - book and blanket
Hey bookies! I hope you all had a great start to the week! 😊💕
QOTD: Have you ever been to a book fair? Would you ever want to visit one? 😊💕
#BuriedInBooksNovember - Happy Hour Day - Book & Beverage
Late day 10 : Candles (I'm clearly not great with keeping up to date on this)
I light up a candle every night in my favourite ritual candle holder. Candles give off such a cozy, warm and calming vibe 💙
Late day 9 : Psychic
Today I learned that the figure in my sleep paralysis could be someone that I wronged in my past life or someone who wants to speak to me. My sleep paralysis started when I was very young and even at the age of 6, I've always felt that it is someone who is trying to speak to me but have always been scared to fully open myself to the idea. I feel like one of the reasons my Opalite pendulum chose me is because it knew that I needed to be more accepting of this situation and to help me communicate with this spirit which is crazy because I try to push this as far back and away as possible. Even though I'm sharing all this , I'm still not ready. I also live alone and I know crystal's got my back but sleep paralysis is actually terrifying and I have no control in it. Currently cleansing my dreamcatcher and my sleeping crystal's as I have been every night for the past week since my paralysis came back after having left me for over 6 months. I know one day everything will be okay 😊 If anyone's going through the same thing or having sleep related issues, stay positive, meditate before sleeping and cleanse your space especially your pillows and blankets!
Sweet dreams 🌙
Day 7 : DIY Craft
Creating macrame pieces is honestly therapeutic. My first big piece took me weeks to finish cause I was designing it as I went but it was a lot of fun and I'm really happy with how it turned out 😊
You can purchase these pieces @earthandsolinc as well as my plant hangers 🧡