Sunday, 18 March 2018

March--in like a lion....out like a lamb?

I sure hope so!

February was BRUTAL.  That is really the only word for it.    And then, just when I thought the black cloud might be floating by and the blur of February was over...I went and sprained my ankle, rolling it off a curb on the very last day of the month.  Sheesh!  Just like one final big kick in the pants๐Ÿ˜†

BUT, as hard as it is sometimes (especially smack dab in the middle of the stress and chaos) I try to find the silver lining, the possible purpose in it.  The ankle, for instance, literally made me sit there and not move for almost four straight days--which gave the rest of my body and mind time to rest and heal in more ways than that one.  It made me fully realize the fact that I was no good to help anyone if I didn't first take care of myself and heal (from the horrid cold/flu/virus I'd been fighting for one thing).

During those few days, one picture kept popping up in my mind...

A small haven of quiet, of being surrounded in peace while protected from stress, from problems that I couldn't fix no matter how much I really wanted to, other people's problems that had nothing to do with me but drama drew me in, from negativity, self-doubt, anxiety, and all around bad vibes.

And so, though there are a few struggles we are still dealing with this month, I am trying to stop more often and just breath, to put up a small shield of self-care even for just a few moments to find my center so that I am stronger to help the ones who need me most right now.   Sitting in my pink-cushioned egg chair ๐Ÿ˜Š, setting everything aside, and just breathing.  March did come in like a lion...but I do hope it goes out like a lamb.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Working it...

Things are moving along, slowly but surely.  I am thinking that on Sundays I will post some fun stuff like illustrations or random things--you'll just never know what until you stop by ๐Ÿ˜Š

"Downward (with) Dog"

And in the next few weeks, I will start making Wednesday Writing Days...anything and everything from editing tips, to grammar explanations, how-tos, etc.  As it moves forward, I will make a call out for topics or questions--because usually if something is confusing one writer, it will be confusing others, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday, 21 January 2018

A bit about me...

It has taken a long time but I think I have finally figured out my "brand."  The issue being that I always thought I should be keeping all my pots on separate fires...but nothing was getting cooked completely๐Ÿ˜„.  

Then it occurred to me recently that they were all my pots, all things I created...Romance by me...Editing by me...Art by me...

So, over the course of the next little while, I will be revamping my websites into one and using this as my main blog that will incorporate editing tips, writing, art, and whatever else I happen to be cooking at the time....all by Stacy Dawn.

The most exciting of all this for me is that I have been doing a lot more artwork and doodling that started just as me-time--self-care happy time--but I came to realize that it is as much a part of me as my writing and editing, and I have just as big a voice and personality through my art (which led to some phenomenal ideas which I hope to explore combining various aspects of everything--starting with this combined blog.)

And what better way to begin than giving you a bit more about way...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’—