So one of the major aspects of Mellicat's story, Dare, is family. We're all born into a family even if we don't know them, or we lose them, in one way or the other. The adults and children and relationships we see and know or wish we had are how we model our own future selves in our minds. And that shapes who we become and the choices we make in our entire life... for good or ill. In Dare, the choices the characters make are based on the men in their lives and the roles they all grew into. In so
It is finally Friday. So my turn to offer up a little inspiration to you.
Prompt 766 - Creative
Tag - First Line
The ring sparkled in the moonlight as he stared intently at it, trying to find the words he desperately wanted to speak.
Prompt 767 - Creative
Tag - Gifts
In an age where magic is barely exists, there is a village where everyone is born with some sort of magic. However, there is small little orphaned boy with mismatched eyes who seems to have many
For me it's quiet time away from everyone else in order to really relax and recharge. The ex (the lying b---- before C came into my life) never really understood my need for that.
My problem is putting myself out in into a public setting, with lots of people - especially people I don't know. I could -- and have -- disappear into my house for days and never see or speak with anyone else. That takes the "quiet time" to a bit of an extreme, and I know I need to do better.
You asked above what we do for our own self-care... and I'll tell you a few things I do.
* I listen to music. I mean, really listen. I allow myself a quiet time and place to do it, so that it's not just in the background. I listen to the words, let the melody infect my mind, and ride along with the joy or pain of the singer. It helps.
* I work out. When you think about it, working out and ensuring our bodies are in good condition is a gift to both yourself and to those who love you.
i think a lot of us are guilty of neglecting our self-care from time to time. i know i am as well.
In the past, my self-care included writing, sewing, going fishing and/or camping, relaxing with a book, etc. Unfortunately, i haven't done any of that lately. i haven't sewn for pure enjoyment in over a year, i haven't been fishing or camping since 2017, i honestly couldnt say the last time i relaxed with a book, and i haven't really written in probably two years.
But that's okay, it is
Thanks molls! Your post last week started me thinking, which lead to several serious discussions. Hubby and I came to the conclusion I was trying to do too much for too many people and it was costing me both physically and mentally. We came to the conclusion i needed to leave teaching at the second barn. While the pay was excellent, it was also hit or miss, and several times they cancelled as i was aproaching the driveway after a 45 minute drive.
I was feeling guilty. I am not a quit