(C) 2020, JJ ShaunMy most recent crayon coloring and my box of crayons Today is National Crayon Day. What is a crayon? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “crayon” as “a stick of white or colored chalk or of colored wax used for writing or drawing.” Artists have used one form of crayon or another for millennia. … Continue reading It’s National Crayon Day
“I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.”~Lady Gaga Lady Gaga , American singer, songwriter, … Continue reading Random Quote for March 28, 2020
(C) 2019, JJ ShaunApril, 2019 I spent yesterday trying to think of a topic for today’s post. My blogging process goes something like this. I look at what day of the week it is (keeps me aware of the date, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post), and what I previously posted on that day … Continue reading Staying Sane During Insane Times
(C) 2019 JJ Shaun With everything going on over the past couple of months, I’ve had a hard time staying focused on my goals for the future. I draw a blank when I sit down to compose a blog post and end up forcing the words onto the screen. Even I can tell that my … Continue reading Finding Purpose
Writing has been hard for the last few weeks. With the holidays looming and First Reader still recovering, I’ve had a hard time staying motivated. I’m not a big fan of winter, I’m a summer baby. I prefer long, warm days over long, cold nights. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer living in a region … Continue reading Writing and the Winter Blues
Why do you write? That’s a question I see on the boards a lot. I thought I’d take a minute to answer that question. I was never one to sit and write as a child. I was the reader. Often, my family would find me on propped up my bed, a book in my lap. … Continue reading Why Do I Write?
Ah, the freelance life. Work when you want, earn lots of money. At least that’s the myth. The truth is, you’ve got to earn your chops first. I've been "freelancing" for two months now. Admittedly, I haven't really been out looking for gigs, I've been trying to get my feet under me while I figure … Continue reading #FreelanceFriday: Building the Freelance Puzzle
I have a confession to make. I suffer from depression. I suppose if I'd been honest with myself or been more knowledgeable, I might have recognized it earlier in my life and been treated sooner. But see, I grew up in a time when mental illness, or mental health for that matter, was never discussed. … Continue reading Writing and Depression