I’m Taking A Blogging Break :)

by Jen on February 18, 2015

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Since 2012, I’ve been writing fiction.

It started as a little side project for me. Really, I just wanted to see if I could write a book. I wanted to see if I could create characters, develop a story, and finish it.

Turns out I could. But what surprised me wasn’t that I wrote a fiction story, it was that I loved it. I thought it would be fun, but I didn’t expect to love writing stories as much as I did.

Since then, I’ve continued writing in my spare time. But over the last year and a half, I let it slide. I happily put my attention towards learning about my Asperger’s diagnosis, co-founding the Autistic Women’s Collective, creating the Create Your eMag in 4 Weeks and Devotion to Self courses, publishing Wild + Precious, and making the Wild Sisterhood better than it’s ever been.

I loved doing all that, it energized me and excited me, and it still does! But I miss my stories, my characters, those solitary hours spent typing away in another world.

So, at the start of 2015, I set myself a goal to make more time to write stories. More specifically, I set a goal to finish my third fiction work by the end of February.

Right now, I’m more than half way through. But with only 10 days left in the month, I’m cutting it close. So to increase my writing hours – and my chances of hitting my goal – I’m taking a short break from the Wild Sister blog and newsletter.

I’ll still be in the Wild Sisterhood, doing the live chat (the Feb chat is tomorrow!), and hanging in the Sisterhood Facebook group, but I’ll be away from the blog and your inbox until early March.

If you get a craving for wildness while I’m away, check out my freebies page or hit up Wild Sister on Facebook.

Well, I’m off to clock up that word count.

Wish me luck!

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A Love Letter For When You Want to Give Up

by Jen on February 11, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Kandice Cole.

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Dear Love,

Can I tell you what I see when I look at you?

I see brilliance.

I see lusciousness.

I see sun rays.

I see love.

Yes, in the midst of chaos, tension, and setbacks, I see all of this in you.

I know you are running your race and getting tired. You wonder if you will ever find your stride or discover your unique rhythm. The dawn sometimes seems clouded by the darkness. The nights seem to go on forever, yet there is a light.

You are that light.

It is burning within you.

You have hit your stride and are in your rhythm.

Your very life is one perfect symphony.

 

So what now? How do you keep this in the front of your heart when it feels like you want to throw in the towel?

First things first…

Surrender.

Let it out and let it go.

The setbacks, the failures, the mistakes, the guilt.

Let it move through you and beyond you.

Allow the tension to run off of you.

Allow the Universe to do its magic.

Second thing is: always remember. Remember that all you have to do is be. You don’t have to struggle to become anything because everything you need is already within you.

And most of all braveheart, take another step.

Breathe, cry, scream, then take another step.

Your evolution and your blossoming is making the world a better place.

It is contributing to life here on Earth and your contribution is so important.

Read this letter often when you feel that the next step is outside of your grasp.

Push on, in whatever way you can, and shine brighter than the brightest star.

May you feel every single spark of love that surrounds you always.  

May you find relief in love’s embrace.  

Thank you for giving it all you got and adding more light to the world.

 

Kandice

 

Kandice Cole is an inspirational writer and teacher. She writes over at Vulnerability is Sexy and is the creator of the Love Letter Club. Her writing has been featured on Tiny Buddha, Kind Over Matter, Bentlily, and Having Time.

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