anxiety/depression, Gardening, Health, Journaling, Life, mental health, Writing

Hot Smoke and Sassafras

My garden is in my house, guys. I should have known better...getting all plant-happy and banking on continually warm weather. News flash, Minnesota is not a continually warm weather kind of state. Due to plunging temperatures going under freezing, all plants were carried inside while fighting off an overzealous goat to keep him out of… Continue reading Hot Smoke and Sassafras

anxiety/depression, Health, mental health, Writing

Stress with a Side of Pandemic

So, readers…how are you? Hanging in there? Stress eating? Two fisting your beer by 2pm on a Wednesday? Is it Wednesday? Oh…right…it is. Wait…no it’s not. It’s Thursday. To quote my new favorite YouTuber Brandon Farris….Jear Desus. I don’t know about you guys but for me 2020 has been kind of a beyond hot mess… Continue reading Stress with a Side of Pandemic

anxiety/depression, Health, Life, mental health, Writing

A Quick Check In

Hey followers! No, not dead. Not sick. Hopefully it'll remain that way but with the way things are spreading, who's to say how long that will last. I've been struggling to find things to blog about because my minds been in a state of numbness over the past month and a half. It's hard to… Continue reading A Quick Check In

Life, mental health, Personal Opinions, Writing

Authentically not Vulnerable in 2020

I was prepared to sit down and let loose a bleeding heart diatribe that has become...to be very honest...familiar. Painfully familiar. Not from me, necessarily. Granted, I’ve had my moments where I’ve been brutally honest about the problems I’ve faced but overall, I don’t spend a whole lot of time being “vulnerable.”  And then I… Continue reading Authentically not Vulnerable in 2020

Writing

Why Zombies vs. Juvenile Delinquents?

Sympathy and understanding is hard to come by. Society, as a whole, doesn't tend to sympathize with people unless there are circumstances that really speak to that sympathetic nature - family illness, death, loss of home, car accidents, etc. There are circumstances to which people feel sympathetic. Incarcerated juveniles put into the system for their… Continue reading Why Zombies vs. Juvenile Delinquents?

Writing

Miss the Finish Line? That’s Okay!

With the end of November came the end of National Novel Writing Month, 2019. I want to start off by saying congrats to all of those aspiring authors and authors out there who pulled of their 50k goal. For those of you who didn't make it to the finish line, much like myself, it's okay.… Continue reading Miss the Finish Line? That’s Okay!

Writing

Another NaNoWriMo

Another November, another National Novel Writing Month. This will be the 5th time I'll make an attempt to finish a novel. I'm currently sitting at a little over 28k words on a novel I've been working on forever. Okay, four years...not forever. But still. That's a long time to be working on a book. I've… Continue reading Another NaNoWriMo

Farm Life, Life, Writing

Too Much to Do

The seasons are changing here...quickly. We had a moment where we could breathe in that crisp fall air with the sun still warming everything while the colors of summer slipped into the gorgeous, bold hues of fall. And then it snowed. With the snow came the wind which effectively took care of any leaves clinging… Continue reading Too Much to Do