Wednesday, 20 December 2017

'Sky' & Merry Christmas!

Now, first off let me apologise for the lack of Motivational Monday's lately. They will be running again in the New Year, I hope you can bear with me!

Here is a short piece of writing I'm working on called 'Sky' and I hope you enjoy it.

'Now. Now. Now!' Tabitha cried in delight.
'Oh you win Tab,' Tabitha's older brother Thomas replied.
She'd been bugging him all day to see the fireworks.
'But if they go into the sky, then where do they go?' It had been hard for Tab to understand. She's only little, was the excuse Thomas gave. But it was a real problem to Tab's mind. They can't just go anywhere, she supposed. She wondered if there was a big net set up for these occasions to catch the 'dead' fireworks in. She guessed there must be.
Thomas took her hand and walked her over to the park. He was wearing gloves, a scarf and his big black jacket to keep the winds at bay. He kept looking up as if expecting something so Tab did too. Then there was a count down. '5...4...3...2....1!'
The sounds of the fireworks ripped into the air. There were loud bangs, a few low teaser sparklers and some that just coloured the air without sound at all. 'But where do they go? After all this, where do the fireworks go?' Tab asked loudly, still unable to wrap her head around the idea.
'They're magic. And the fact that we walk around all day outside or inside means we share that magic! So just be sure you're doing what you should be and I'm sure the magic from the fireworks will keep working!' Mr Bayliss told Tab. Mr Bayliss was Thomas's teacher from school.

Have an amazing Christmas and a really good start to 2018! Wow, see you there!

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Book Review: Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher


It was a terrific read!

'When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you?

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. 

Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiance and no future. 

Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'. 

But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him?

Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before, and, in the meantime, have a little fun...'

It was just fabulous. I love Giovanna's style! You were at one with the character, feeling everything with her. Moving on can be the hardest thing in life, especially if you're holding onto those things that made it special.

Just letting go is easier said than done but realising that you don't have to put up with the stress that holding on entails is what it's taught me. Yes, it might suck right now, but things can only get better the more you move forward with your life.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Life Goes On

When a catastrophe has hit your life it is hard to remember that the world is still spinning outside your little bubble.

You can get caught up in  the small things that you forget or lose sight of the bigger picture.

'The sea still moves, its waves crashing into shore. The mosquitoes still hum, the air still breathes.' (Pg 47, Some Kind  Of Wonderful, Giovanna Fletcher.)

This idea that life still goes on without you. I think this is or can be a hard idea to fathom.

But I also look at it as a refreshing idea.

Life doesn't just stop because you're going through a hard time.

Though I'm sure many people wish it could or would, I can assure you that when things return to normal (as they often do) you'll be so glad that you didn't give up.

There's so much life yet to live.

Thank you for reading and I hope it's helped.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Make A Wish: My First Day

It was incredible.

A really kind genuine vibe they have in the office!

The team make everything so warm and easily accessible to me so I had no worries.

They were so welcoming.

They couldn't do enough for me, checking that I was OK and that I was good with the tasks they set me.

So at first I was putting badges into bags and then in the afternoon I got to do admin stuff which I am very familiar with.

It really is a fun, inspiring place to work and I can't wait for more!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Star-struck!

It was absolutely out of this world to meet Giovanna Fletcher.

She is such an inspiration to me and has a beautiful mind.

It's mind-blowing when I look at all the books she has written that are displayed so proudly in my room.

I am in total awe of her and her talent.

There's an air of possibility around her which made it amazing to be in her presence.

I don't know how she finds time to do what she does with two young boys at home.

It was 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' to meet her and I can't wait to start reading the book.

I am saving it as at the moment I have got to finish my library book but I am looking forward to starting 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' immensely.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mind = Canvas


I had an idea of what to put in this blog - that your mind is canvas that gets wiped clean in the night.

Now you can put whatever you like on there. Which is why putting positive thoughts in your head is so necessary. And making having fun for yourself is so important. As we did when I was at a photo shoot recently.

It was such a buzz, I had a brilliant day and met some really awesome people.

It was my first time at a shoot.

And even though it was really cold, just the fact that we were all working together towards the same goal felt so good it was like wearing a warm cloak.

We were  all enjoying to make the event work and the energy was summoned from within us, butt it came out and hopefully they show in the photos!

It was a library shoot, so I'm not sure where, or even if, the pictures will be used if ever, but it was a fantastic experience to work so closely with other people who were all so positive.

It was a fabulous day and I look forward to doing it again. I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rolex

Your mind is a Rolex. There are so many things that can be going on and require your thought.

It is  also in the sense that it never stops.

Like the stars in the sky that never stop burning, it is only daylight that causes them not to be visible during the day.

The mind can be easily distracted from what has to be done.

It's like if you have one email to send but a million things seem to trump that one email. Isn't that the way?

Putting off things won't stop tomorrow coming, it will only put you behind in your plans.

This is a message to myself, it isn't an email I've been putting off but writing in general once again.

Other things do come up and reading is very important in my chosen pursuit, but it's very important to hone my craft.

Hopefully writing reminders such as these will actualise me to get cracking with ideas.

Steph

XxX