Keep Moving Even When Monsters Come for You in the Night

Stay alert and drink lots of coffee

Nicole Akers
2 min readJul 16, 2022


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The moment you know that you need to keep moving forward today is because you slept with a gun under your pillow last night.

No, it was not the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last, but last night it was extra dark.

Completely black — even the stars could not sparkle. The demons came out again. Sometimes they crawl out during the day, but they are especially gruesome at night.

You chased them out of the kids’ rooms too. One needed extra hugs and assurances, and the other wanted a nightlight.

You stood vigil all night, as any good parent would do. And today, you’re going to shine the light to cast all of their fears away.

If tonight you need to stand guard, you will be ready to do it again.

For today, drink lots of coffee.

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Nicole Akers

Teacher | Happy Mom of 2 brings amazing tips on parenting, learning, & lifestyle | 🐶 Mom | Bestselling Author | Founder of Publishous. Keep that smile.