on an upswing

I’ve been in a whirlwind, a fictional ocean of ideas. In other words, I haven’t been blogging much recently. My head has been caught up in various fiction projects and getting the podcast organized—which it is now, so that’s nice. Whew! That was intense. As I produce a backlog of episodes in preparation for time off and then a fictional sprint, I thought I’d pop in.

How’s it going?

I’m on a bit of an upswing, I gotta say, and it’s nice. My anxiety is mild lately, in part because I’ve been paying attention to the present, and in part, for reasons I am not aware of—anyway you cut it, it’s nice. I’m still having trouble falling asleep but I’ve been staying asleep recently, and that has made a big difference. I think peace finds a way in when self-expectance enters the picture. Have you ever had the feeling like you’ve matured somehow over night?

As I parent, I noticed different phases and developmental milestones, but I hardly take note of my own. It’s certainly not because they aren’t happening, just for whatever reason, I am not always able to notice a change in myself. There is a time release involve with noting the self-change. It’s weird, but I think it’s a thing.

I’ve been making a lot of things happen recently in the background. (Hustling and word-slinging) As I learn to adjust and when to notice a project to grab, the closer I feel to sane. Do you know what I mean? I’m just feeling more comfortable somehow with all of it. I’m learning and progressing in a way that I feel good about, and I do believe that is part of why I’m more peaceful. Exercise certainly helps, as exhausting of an idea it is sometimes, regular exercise makes such a difference.

I’m gonna go tinker with the short story for Creative Alchemy INC’s new magical realism anthology, before flipping on Game of Thrones. (I’m only on season 4)

Check out the most recent episode of Too Many Words with Sarah Fader! 

Also, you can read some very personal pieces I’m proud of on Feminine Collective!

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