Friday's 10 Happy Things Vol. 4

Friday’s 10 Happy Things Vol. 4

It has been a pretty slow week on this blog because real life decided to get in the way. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a happy week! Work may have been up my ass but the week has still been pretty sweet!
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Not Gone

Not Gone

Today marks my grandmother’s 71st birthday and I still miss her every now and then. She passed when I was twelve.

Sometimes I’d wonder how life would have been like if she had lived longer—would we be sharing the same room until now? Would she still watch over me at night when I have a burning fever? Would she still have listened to stories of the boys I’ve loved and broke my heart?

Every year, I remember her on her birthday with longing. If only to hug her one more time. If only to seek counsel. If only to tell her how much I love her and how her loss still cripples me with a pain I’ve always been trying to ease all these years.

Today marks my grandmother’s 71st birthday and it’s been almost eleven years since she passed. She’s not gone. Not completely. For she and her memories remain to walk with my heart.

I miss you, Nanay. Happy birthday.

Now they’ll walk on my arm through the distant night
And I won’t let them stray from my heart
Through the wind, through the dark, through the winter light
I will read all their dreams to the stars

I’ll walk now with them
I’ll call on their names
And I’ll see their thoughts are known
Not gone, not gone

They walk with my heart

The Sunday Currently Vol. 3

The Sunday Currently Vol. 3

After publishing four blog posts this weekend, I decided to set aside all my other personal to-dos for this day to reward myself with going to the salon to get a keratin treatment and color touch up for my hair. (It’s actually more than just a touch up since it’s been more than a year since I last had it dyed lol.) So I guess that makes it two items ticked off my list of 7 things. 😉 Read More

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The Liebster Award

“the liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. so, what is a liebster? the meaning: liebster is german and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. isn’t that sweet? blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.”

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Book Review: “…Then What?” by Kella Roberts

51wMigxzFCL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_“…Then What?”: 350+ Random First Lines, (already thought up so you don’t have to) by Kella Roberts
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How often have you thought of The Greatest Idea Ever, only to find defeat inside a blank page? That dreaded first line stymies every author at some point or another. These pages are filled with random first lines, ranging in point-of-view, subject, and tension. This is a creative writing prompt book for those writers who need a gentle push… or a piano dropped on their heads!

Every fiction writer has their own process of putting their ideas into words. Most people would think that if a writer already has all the details he or she would need to write a story then writing it down wouldn’t be much of a problem anymore. While that might be the case for some, a lot of writers are still faced with having to find the Perfect First Line for their story. Read More