Bloganuary Day #14 Prompt: “Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.”

Maybe I don't remember the challenges I didn't overcome. Maybe, I'm just being way too self-important. But, honestly: all the things I took on as a challenge, I succeeded. Maybe I'm avoiding things I think I'll fail at? Major things in my life that come to mind: applying for nursing school, getting into, graduating from … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #14 Prompt: “Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.”

Bloganuary Day #13 Prompt: “What does your ideal day look like?”

It's amazing. All the different ways becoming a mother changes EVERYTHING. From your hygiene and elimination habits (see my previous post: my favorite emoji), to what you wear, to what you think about when laying awake at 01:00AM. I used to fall asleep whenever I wanted, wake up whenever I wanted (unless I had work), … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #13 Prompt: “What does your ideal day look like?”

Bloganuary Day #11 Prompt: “What does it mean to live boldly?”

I think of when you put words in bold. It's to emphasize them, pronounce them, make them stand out. Same goes for when you live your life boldly. Unapologetic. Unabashedly. Proud. Loud. You do what you want because it's what you want to do, no other reason. You don't care what others think, say or … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #11 Prompt: “What does it mean to live boldly?”

Bloganuary Day #10 Prompt: “What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?”

I'm glad I waited until the end of the day because the day revealed PLENTY to be grateful for. The first being my hilarious and unpredictable children. When you're a mostly-stay-at-home-mom, it's the little things that bring joy. There isn't vacations, happy hours, late nights with girlfriends. But, there are hilarious one-liners from your 4-year-old … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #10 Prompt: “What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?”

Bloganuary Day #9 Prompt: “What do people incorrectly assume about you?”

The average population assumes many of things about "tattooed people". Media tends to fuel this: bad-asses, criminals, battling with addictions, people with "a story to tell" or a "history". It's hard to get a job or keep a job when you're inked; and all tattooed people only listen to heavy metal, or whatever other type … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #9 Prompt: “What do people incorrectly assume about you?”

Bloganuary Day #8 Prompt: “What do you like most about your writing?”

I am an efficient writer and can crank out pretty decent stuff at a fast pace. I just need the discipline to sit down regularly and do it (hence the blogging challenge; which I always manage to be a day behind and have to pack two entries into one day). But, what I enjoy most … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #8 Prompt: “What do you like most about your writing?”

Bloganuary Day #6 Prompt: “Who is someone that inspires you and why?”

I wrote the article below in 2015 for Nurse.com- they have a section called "End of Shift" where nurses can write in and share. It's applicable for this prompt and a good reason for me to take a day off, haha! Please enjoy (here's the direct link: https://www.nurse.com/blog/2015/10/13/end-of-shift-lessons-from-nana-my-first-patient/) I remember I first wanted to be … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #6 Prompt: “Who is someone that inspires you and why?”

Bloganuary Day #5 Prompt: “What is something you wish you knew how to do?”

Errr, duh. So many things! Time for another liiiiiiiistttt..... Speak another language fluently. I'm your average old dumbbell American. Unilingual. Play the piano effortlessly (i.e. reading music without writing the letters first and/or playing fun songs from memory like "Our House" by Madness). Physically inclined. I wish I wanted to exert myself. But, I'm fiercely … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #5 Prompt: “What is something you wish you knew how to do?”