It's always a pleasure to get an article accepted for publication. I've slowly allowed myself to share details and insights into my personal trauma from a few years ago. It can be difficult to be vulnerable, but it's also therapeutic.
Trauma stays with you, haunts you, especially as a highly sensitive person. This article discusses the 6 things I wished I knew eight years ago when my life first fell apart.
Read the article here: 6 Lessons I learned about Surviving Trauma as a Highly Sensitive Person
I can't tell you how excited I am to share this news. Ok, I can. I'M EXCITED!
Earlier this year, ANWA (the writing association I'm a part of) announced they would be putting together a book on writing, and they were looking for members to pitch chapter ideas to write. I pitched my idea on what it really means to write what you know, and it was accepted. Woot!
And now the book is ready. It's such a beautiful feeling to see my name on the front cover. I'm feel blessed to have been a part of this experience.
If you're interested in writing, get the book! It's chock full of writing advice and insights. You can buy it here: Create, Craft, Critique, and More: A Guide to the Many Facets of Writing
I'm excited about every article that I get published, but this one is special to me. I don't normally write about things as personal as my chest, but I had such an epiphany with a stupid little sports bra that I couldn't resist sharing.
As women in general, we are too hard on ourselves. In fact, as humans, we're too hard on ourselves. We hold ourselves to impossible standards, and we don't have to do that anymore.
My body has stretched to give me twin girls. While the stretch marks and loose skin didn't feel normal or natural at first, I realized that it was exactly what was supposed to happen to my body. That's what our bodies were made to do. How beautiful that my body was even capable of having babies.
So, with that in mind, I'd greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to read my latest article. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Read the article here: How a $30 Sports Bra Restored My Sense of Self
I wrote this article quite a few months ago, but it's been well worth the wait to get it published on PregnantChicken.com.
If you have a moment, I'd love it if you took a look and let me know what you think. Or, have you ever felt that someone was too jealous of a parenting moment to celebrate with you?
Read the article here: When Asked About New Motherhood, I Lied (Because It Was Going Well)
I'm always excited when I get a new article published, and this is no exception. I've been waiting for this one to go live for a while, so I couldn't wait to share.
I've had quite a few freelance writing gigs over the years, and this is a small compilation of the things I've learned -- both good and bad. My experiences have helped me decide when to turn down a writing gig and when to accept one. Not all writing gigs are created equal.
Please click here to read the article. I'd love to know what you think or about your own freelance writing experiences.
I'm an adjunct creative writing professor and freelance writer, but I dream of being a published novelist. This is my journey.