Something I Said I’d Never Do

Something I Said I’d Never Do

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty & the Beast were released when I was a kid. I loved all three movies. I dreamed of swimming under the ocean just like Ariel, and I crushed on Aladdin. But Belle…she was my favorite, the one I identified...
Where I Thought I’d Be

Where I Thought I’d Be

Sir Ken Robinson said “If you ask middle-aged and older people if they are doing exactly what they had in mind when they were in high school, very few say they are. The lives we create a the result of all sorts of currents and crosscurrents, most of which we...
What I’m Addicted To

What I’m Addicted To

This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. Addiction is a deep blue vein in my father’s arm of the family. I realized this when I saw the ugly effect it could have on a person and the people around them. So, I vowed at one point to never let addiction take over...
What I Miss About Childhood

What I Miss About Childhood

This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I miss the optimism of childhood, when anything seemed possible. I always loved writing, but imagining how my future would be, I also wanted to be an artist and own a castle and ride horses, and that uninhibited belief that...
Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging

This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I think I’ve started blogging 5 or 6 times throughout my life. I truly started back when LiveJournal was a big thing. What was that? 2000? 2001? Then, I discovered WordPress.com and stayed there for a little while. After I...
What Do You Do With Your “Me” Time?

What Do You Do With Your “Me” Time?

This is a Beyond the Books writing prompt. I have very little “me” time. My time is basically broken up into: Sleep The Day Job Kid Time Editing/Writing House Repairs/Chores My “me” time is whatever I can fit into the 1.5 hours of nap time and...