Now I am not sure how much thought was put into my list (I cannot remember, thank you perimenopause), but the first thing that stuck me, which I am sure you will question also, is that I only managed to think of eighteen things to put on my list
Here is the all new and improved Laughing at Myself, a collection of stories about the times life makes you look like an idiot, and how to survive the embarrassment cover.
My new post 'Receiving Reviews' is about the first reviews of your new book, product or service. Was all that work worth it? Will they like it?
Other authors are not your competition, your measuring stick, or a reason not to write. They can be your inspiration, and your teachers.This is exactly what David Sedaris and Barbara Comys did for me.
Not going to lie, the first five weeks of lockdown have been a well deserved rest for me after a February full of overwhelm after overwhelm
But the secret to being emotionally and mentally healthy during isolation (according to me) is to be occupied enough, rest enough, and stay interested in things you would usually be interested in; and not to feel pressured to do anything more.
All new subscribers to my blog by the end of Sunday 19th April will be given one of the all new and sparkly stories from my new book Laughing at Myself
Being the fabulous daughter in law that I obviously am, what else would I do when mum in law needed to get to a check-up before her cataracts operation but offer to drive her to the hospital?
Grief changes minute to minute, let alone day to day, and so getting on with work and home-life has been ok, and then suddenly not. Going to buy a new lightbulb for the kitchen took abit longer than expected as I needed a howl in the car before I could go in the shop.
How I have kept going I don't know, luckily I have inherited my Dad's ability to compartmentalise, and my Mum's ability to say 'b******s to it' when things get too much.