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Day 172: Return

My son came home today. He says he had a good time but he cant tell me what he actually did. He tried, but he wasn’t very good at expressing himself verbally today. I just listened and was glad he was back. Normally, I need a break from him but several days is more than enough.

On the other hand, I’m starting to feel a little down. This happens when I spend a lot of time on my own. I enjoy my solitude most of the time, but I had a weird, lonely feeling today. I’m supposed to get some writing done but I’m having trouble finding inspiration.

Maybe I’ll feel better later.

 

Day 158: Release Day!

I know I was supposed to write about fidget spinners today and I will post that particular rant at another time. Something more interesting has come up.

 

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Prepare yourself for this!

 

Remember that exciting thing that I couldn’t talk about yet?

No, you say.

That’s okay. I remembered and today I can share the news. I have one of my essay’s published in Spoken Black Girl magazine!!!!!!!!! How amazing is that!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s a brand new, online magazine that talks about mental health, wellness, and beauty featuring women of color. Chock full of other writers and bloggers to follow and be inspired by. Go check it out, guys!

Day 128: Finish Strong

 

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Accurate representation of my emotional state

 

 

Today sucked a lot of energy out of me. I’m sure its just the end of the semester crunch taking hold. I’m giving work and my classes everything I’ve got and it’s starting to show.

College school and work school are almost finished and I just want to relax.

Sadly, I have a paper to finish and other things to attend to. See ya’ll tomorrow.

Day 118: Grind

My knee feels better today. I’m glad I didn’t need to go to the hospital and I can get back to business.

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Very important business indeed.

My little world is expanding creatively. I’ve started submitting my writing in a few places. My little podcast is starting to feel like a real thing and not just something in my head. I just know my shot is just around the corner. I’ve committed myself to the work and things are beginning to move. I’m gonna be alright.

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.

 

Day 107: Storyteller

I have lots of tales stuck in my head. Romances, adventures, things like that.

One of the things they have in common is that they all have Black woman heroines. I don’t see enough positive portrayals in society, so I have to work on it myself.

The other thing is that all these stories don’t come out when I’d like them to. I set aside time for myself to write each day. These blogs usually serve as a warm up for me. Sometimes, I can carry on after this and some days I can’t. On days that I can, it can be rough actually getting anything resembling a story out. I get character descriptions mostly and small scenes from their lives. I could maybe put a book together like that, but its really up in the air.

One of my life goals is to become a published author. Not just self published either. I know there is a lot of work and rejection ahead of me, but I refuse to let that stand in my way. My stories deserve to be told. It can’t be worse than some of the other stuff I’ve come across.

Day 104: A Quick Poem

My happiness isn’t scary or offensive. I can laugh as long and as loud as I please.

You should find some joy of your own.

My pride in myself and my Blackness has nothing to do with you.

Stay out of my way.

The way I move my body is an expression of myself. Fast or slow, I’m gonna go.

Don’t judge my groove.

I don’t smile because I don’t want to. What does that have to do with you?

You aren’t the boss of me.

I’m gonna cry. Don’t try to stop me. My tears are probably your fault. I’ll sob if I wish.

Deal with it.

Let me be angry. Let me get loud. Let me deal with my rage in a healthy way.

You don’t own me.

Stop trying to contain my emotions. They aren’t going anywhere.

Perhaps, you should.

Day 102: Scattered

My thoughts are scattered lately. I want to go in a hundred different directions. Unfortunately, that isn’t feasible. I can’t do everything as I’m a human that needs to eat and sleep occasionally.

I want to get more exposure for my writing, but I’m having a hard time finding my niche. I know there are scatterbrains like myself out there. Where are you?

I want to do more creative writing. There’s a romance idea in my head but I’m having trouble making an interesting story happen.

I want to be a better cook. Sadly, by the time I get home every evening, cooking is the last thing on my mind.

These are only a few of the things that are keeping me awake at night, mostly creative issues. Other things, I’m willing to keep to myself for now.

Day 77: Changes

So, my twist out came out nicely.

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See? Not too shabby.

The flat twist didn’t work out so I just did regular twists. Forgive my dark circles, they won’t go away. If I have to live with them, so does the internet.

Today is feeling more like winter than all of February did. The calendar says Spring begins in a few days, but I think we all know that Winter won’t be done with us until it decides its done. Spring and Winter always seem to have this battle every year. Both seasons are unwilling to give control to the other until Winter gets weary and eventually must escape to another part of the world. A place where Spring and Summer have their guard down.

That was a neat little mythos I just came up with. Writing is a hobby of mine. Maybe I should write more.

Day 68: Switch

The Nintendo Switch was released today and I am in a state. My need is Mighty.

I don’t have one and have no means to get one.

I’ve been trying to ignore all the hype surrounding the new system and have been failing miserably. All the preview goodies that Nintendo has put out look stunning. Breath of the Wild alone makes me consider selling all my worldly goods to get my hands on it.

I haven’t wanted a Zelda game like this since Ocarina of Time and that was a while ago.

It’s also very likely that the next Pokémon game will be released on the Switch. It hasn’t been announced or anything, but I’m sure of it. I finally bought a DS for this very reason. I’m full of sadness because I know I won’t be able to justify this one to myself.

Oh, the reviews I would write. I’d finish side quests and buy DLC just to be able to cover the gaming experience accurately. It would be grand.

If only…