The Nightmare Came True

Be responsible for your choices.

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Remember not too long ago when we could go on a vacation?

Even in current times, I went on vacation.

A “vacation.”

Let me clarify. My husband was in his busy season at work. We’ve been confined together for so long that even the dog needs some alone time. Everyone was sick of being stuck together and longed for a change, even if it was only a change in location. Hard as we tried, we couldn’t rent an Airbnb anywhere.

We all longed for some semblance of normalcy. My Dad extended an invitation to spend some time with him at his vacation home. He also invited other family members, and all of them had been safe. Everyone had taken precautions, and no one had gone back to an office setting. We had all been “safe” in quarantine, so we agreed to gather with other family members who had taken the same precautions. …

Make your mark.

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Most mornings I start the day in my coffee spot, looking out the window, in the quiet moments of solace I gather my thoughts for the day. Getting the lay of the land for the day, I see the trees dancing in the breeze, waving their branches to and fro, and as the sun gently offers its warmth over the earth, it shares warmth that today has a positive potential.

Hack Spirit says: 40 percent of adult Americans claim to meditate at least once a week. While I wouldn’t call my morning time meditation exactly, I would say it’s essential to focus my day. This time is critical to my overall mental awareness for today. …

Don’t let frustration get in your way.

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I’m hearing from so many writing friends about how frustrated they are right now. Not with life, but with writing across various platforms. And, to a certain extent, I can understand. When things change that affect our income, we get nervous, maybe even a little anxious.

Rightly so. The money we earn from our writing pays the bills, keeps the lights on, and feeds the kids. How are you to keep going when you don’t know what to do next? Really now…

You Didn’t Decide to be a Writer Because it is an Easy Job.

Cambridge Editors’ Blog reminds us:

“Writing takes hard work and practice, just like everything else. If you want to be a good writer you need to put in the effort, plain and simple. And that means anyone can be a writer so long as they are willing to put in the work. …


Nicole Akers

Founder of Publishous. Mom of 2. Helps writers write better. Get my book, Make Money on Medium: Build Your Audience & Grow Your Income: https://amzn.to/2WI48e8

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