Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

"There've been a lot of things that have been on my mind this past week. Whether that'd be the copious amount of stress I just can't seem to get a handle on, or how hard I've been on myself to finish this novel and keep up with an incredibly gruelling schedule. While, it may have been a [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

"Waking up exhausted on a Monday morning isn't anything new, for I rarely get a surge of energy at the beginning of the week no matter the circumstances. I try to minimize as much effort as I can in the mornings so I can sleep in just a few minutes longer, but sometimes there's just not enough [...]

The Interlude: Re-establishing Normality, and Finding Your Footing

"The reintroduction to a lifestyle that once was will always be difficult. Sometimes, we have to ask ourselves if we're doing enough to get to where we want to go. Sometimes, we have to take a step back, make difficult decisions, so that we're able to cope with what life throws at us. This past month, I [...]

Adapting to Change: Reminiscing Why You Began

"I've never been too keen on returning home. Surely, there will always be things about it that I miss, people I miss, and continue to miss all of the time. Though, being back home also sets me back quite a lot, in that I find myself in an endless wave of unproductive behaviour, as I struggle to come to [...]

Lacking Inspiration Isn’t the End: Making Time to Pursue Your Passion

"Do you know what it feels like to write something rooted in the deepest sentiments we can conjure, without feeling them ourselves? Do you know how truly difficult it can be to write of something you're not even sure you've ever felt before? Surely, we read quite a bit. We have an idea of what things are supposed [...]

Another Monday Down: Sticking to the Schedule, and Writing New Poetry

"Sometimes, I ask myself: "Am I in over my head? Am I doing enough to get to where I want to go? How do I know I'm not prioritizing the wrong things?" They're all valid questions, constant questions that surface on those rough days where it just seems to be too impossible to cope with it all. [...]