Playing The Long Game

“Oh, I have many weaknesses!” – said E. Lockhart when I asked her what she struggled with most and how she navigated through those road blocks as a new writer.  The words came out so quickly, so matter-of-fact as if her writing wasn’t completely flawless and dream-like. She also said have not had. So, you’re telling me an…

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Motivation Monday!

Today wanted to be bright and sunny – it really did.  It’s even, quite literally BRIGHT AND SUNNY!  I opened the window, watched the imaginary birds flit from flower to flower singing tunes similar to the ones in Disney movies – we will be going for a run, but I need it to warm up…

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Another Year Gone, Bye!

When I started this blog, I wanted a name that would be memorable and meaningful.  I wanted something that truly touched on who I am, what I’d like to represent and what is important to me and my brand so to speak.  I landed on JourneyLust and something about that name has been a constant…

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Blog It Forward

I am coming up on the 1 year birthday of this lovely blog, so today I wanted to “blog it forward” to three of my dear friends who have jumped into this wordy world with me to share their own story!  Starting a blog is a difficult thing because you have to open yourself up…

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Unconventional Women

I wanted to do something a little different today.  As an aspiring writer, it’s pretty difficult to figure out where I fit.  I am not yet published and struggle daily with the idea that I am just doing this all in vain.  However passionate I am, it is still mentally and emotionally taxing and I’m…

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That Time Nobody Stood Alone

44 hours is all they had.  44 hours to prepare for a devastation nobody could have ever even imagined.  Just 44 hours.  It takes me longer than that to prepare for a weekend trip to Houston to visit family on a normal, clear day… and yet people expected a city… no… the ENTIRE coast of…

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