Along with my updated blog, there will also be new categories to peruse in a few days and they are as follows;
Poetry & Song – This will no longer be placed in an A-Z category.
Short stories – I plan to write a new short story specifically for the blog once every season on average.
Writing life – what I do in order to write, my tips and guides to writing and my writing development.
Art I love – sharing links to art of people I am inspired by and what their work has invoked in me.
Defining myself – my journey to self-improvement in all areas of my life along with in depth insights to my goals!
Family Life – Updates about my family life, my household in general.
My mental health journey – talking about my mental health barriers and the lengths I have gone to try and conquer them and how they might help you!
Art by me – my own personal art I have done and how it was born and why!
Fan art & fan fiction – my version of my favourite works or alternate sequels I would have done if I were the artist and author, it is just my take on what goes on in my mind as a whole, nothing to do with trying to steal someone else’s limelight or putting them down, because if I made the effort of making a fan fic of your work, then that means you have inspired a large part of my creative brain to thinking about your work and how your characters and story has a part in my creative journey! Basically, it’s an excellent form of flattery.
Photography – photographs I have taken.
Garden & Self-sufficiency – my garden and self-sufficiency updates, if all goes well this year, I hope to do as much gardening as I used to, but I am having problems with a particular neighbour who is rather sexually harassing and so for the past 2yrs in particular being in my own garden is very uncomfortable as he will stand staring at me with a huge grin on his face and his hands in his pockets for hours on end! It’s really weird and scary! Especially as he makes an effort to actually stand and look over his fence as near as possible and then dives down to sit on a chair as soon as Paul comes out into the garden. Paul hates gardening and I usually do it alone, but since this idiot moved in next door, I can’t garden without Paul being there to make the guy go into hiding, as he seems to get shy around male company! The front garden is worse because he will stand blocking the shared pathway to watch me and there is noway of hiding from him there! I have some new privets I hope would grow to block his view soon – but it will take 3yrs to get to a good enough height. Paul thinks he is sick enough to observe from his bedroom window, if that is the case, then I will place a cherry or rowan tree as a canopy to block him.
Myths, Legends & Folklore – all the myths, legends and folklore around the world that I am interested in and have learned!
Reviews – reviews of books and movies I have experienced.
Cosmic Ordering – I am on a cosmic ordering journey too, trying to build the life I want in a very serious sense and writing about how that is going for me and how you can do it too!
Art Journal & Mixed Media works – I have got into art journaling and mixed media art recently, I am excited to start sharing this soon.
About me – this page is going to be expanded into a new category and updated regularly because as I am trying to define myself, some old aspects of me die off and new ideas etc take its place!
Pet updates – Pets are a huge part of my life, if Paul wasn’t so assertive with me, I would have a mini zoo in this house!
Home Projects – I like to have a project around the house on the go, either painting a wall or stencilling it again, or reupholstering stuff, upcycling furniture etc., there is always something going on!
Diet & Health – I have new dietary needs since I have found out a lot of my health problems are due to food allergies, so I will be updating semi-paleo recipes, recipes are vegan dairy, gluten free, lactose free, etc., I say semi paleo because I love beans and will still indulge in those and candies from time to time, but being I do have a non-diabetic problem with metabolising sugar, I rarely have refined sugary candies anyway nowadays! Also general health updates and fitness etc. A huge part of my weight was because my mother is a feeder, she got me up to a huge size, I have lost a lot of weight since moving away from her, but for the last 4yrs my weight has stopped budging, it’s like my body has got comfortable being that size and has refused to lose more weight despite a calorie reducing diet. You can’t live on 900 to 1300 calories for 4yrs without it starting to make serious issues occur, especially if you discover you’re no longer losing the weight! I have lost 71 pounds since leaving my mother, which is amazing as I was pregnant during that time too! But I still need to lose 85 pounds, to be regarded aesthetically OK – 114 pounds to be doctor’s recommendation. But I remember being my goal weight before and to me, any less than that and I was too bony as I have what doctors regard an unusually petit bone frame, they are convinced I am going to have severe skeletal health problems in the future due to the weight I’ve lived with.
Brain drain – just brain dumps, I need somewhere to put them and here it is!
My inspirations – who inspires me and why?