I love the quiet of early morning. I often write about the craziness and fast pace of this world because it is something very relevant to me and many people I meet. Additionally, I ‘m forever seeking out ways to manage my own “load” in this world and that usually involves some sort of breaks with family or just relaxation in general.
This weekday morning, as I steal a moment to myself to write this blog, I’m reminded of the “when” in a day. You see, I am a morning person. I can do nights on occasion but in general, I think more clearly in the morning hours. This quiet, peaceful time after several hours of sleep (I wish I could say 8 but it isn’t always so—this is something I try to strive for and can’t stress its importance enough) is my favorite part of the day as the world around me is asleep and I feel as if I’m getting a secret peek at life’s vulnerability. A little coffee and a nice view go a long way on these mornings.
We all have our preferences— morning versus evening, time to hear ourselves think. It is important to take these moments in time to reflect and meditate, even if that simply means hearing yourself think. We can’t be everything to everybody in these chaotic lives we lead if we can’t make time to be ourselves first.
Happy writing this week and don’t forget to spend some time with just you.
Why is it so hard for us to admit we are wrong or even that at times, we need help? I think about literature through the ages… by Homer, Dante Alghieri, Shakespeare, Austen, Dumas, Dickens, Poe, etc. They all wrote about flawed characters. But then, in many ways, to be human is to be flawed, is it not? Then why we do we have such a hard time accepting these flaws?
Now, I don’t mean to be hypocritical so I will come out and say that I place myself in this exact group when I ask “we”. I can logically say that I am flawed but if one were to ask me whether I embrace these flaws, my answer would be a resounding no. Not to mention, even though I realize that I have many flaws, I also find it harder to admit some versus others. For instance, admitting I am an emotional eater is not as difficult as admitting I can be an overbearing mother or wife—there are different degrees of difficulty.
This all being said, it is very hard to move past these flaws or even continue to improve upon them without the acknowledgment that they exist. Additionally, our mission to improve ourselves is a journey full of tradeoffs and sometimes we aren’t willing to sacrifice to gain. What I have learned personally though is that embracing these flaws can prove very beneficial—even if they are not something we can even change. If anything, they teach us more about who we are and what we stand for. And if we can get smart about them, they can also help us understand when we sometimes need a little help to move forward.
Happy writing this week!
The ME Series has had a makeover! I loved the original covers, but these are more in line with what people expect for flirty and fun contemporary romance! I hope you like them!
Sweet About Me follows baker, Saffron, as she works on making her cafe a success…not realising that her heart is also on the menu!
Sweet About Me is also FREE at the moment!
Kneel For Me follows almost Queen, Amara, as she discovers she has to get married in order to take her rightful place. Or is it all just a plot to steal the throne from her?
Heard From Me follows Hazel, the lead singer of Fifth Element, as she steps into a forbidden romance and works towards what every band dreams of.
Laid By Me follows Sophie as she discovers her surprise inheritance and just what that entails. Can she get a handle on her new job and on her heart?
Laid By Me is a brand new release!
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