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Can Life be like a Waterfall?

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Today I am dabbling in poetry! I found this picture and decided I’d put my thoughts into words.

 

Can life be like a waterfall?
The stream is smooth and easy to navigate
Then you hit the rapids.

Can life be like a waterfall?
Life is smooth and easy to navigate 
Until there’s a pothole in your way.

The rapids are strong the rocks are sharp
And life gets harder to navigate.

You try to stand tall and fight the stream
but then you hit the waterfall.

You fall with the water afraid to hit the rocks at bottom
But when you open your eyes the pool is sparkling

Life is strong and smooth again
Life is like a waterfall
No rapids
No sharp rocks

Hang on a little longer 
You’ll fight through your waterfall

Jessie Butler 


I don’t know if you got my email but I’ve switched email providers! Don’t worry if you’re a subscriber you’re still subscribed! What would you like to see next? More poetry, book tags, short stories? Let me know in the comments! 

Life With PCOS Week Three

Hey Nerdy Peeps! It’s been a couple of weeks since my first update, so I thought I’d bring you guys up to speed on what I’m dealing with.


Updates

Started a medication called Provera to jump-start a period, but so far nothing. Yes, I’ll call the doctor soon I’m just waiting for the correct time limit. 

Diets suck! I’m practically eating nothing and I hate it, but I am getting the correct calories to lose weight in. 

Water and I do not mix. It just bores me. If you have any water infusing recipes I’d love to hear them! 

I’m still pretty tired all the time, but I’ve noticed that my naps are less frequent. 

I tried almond milk and I’m not a fan. It’s yucky. 

Like I said though, there might not be a cure, but I will win this fight! 

You can check out week one here: http://www.nerdybooklife.com/2018/08/29/life-with-pcos-week-one/

 

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So, what am I up to?

I go back to the doctor for lab work on the 19th, then I go back 21 days after I finally start my period. (Personal I know, but oh well.) As for now, I am just doing my research, writing some stories, and reading all the books. Especially The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, this book is amazing! 

Now to the good stuff! 

I am part of two anthologies that are finally published! 

And my book baby will be her September 18, 2018! Let me leave you some links! 

Our Secret Nook:  https://amzn.to/2M3YyJ5

life with PCOS week three 

Authors join together to support anti-bullying efforts with their words. Each has chosen one of three prompts and created a short story for your enjoyment.

1. You’re alone in your home and you keep hearing someone call out your name. What do you do?

2. Walking through an art gallery you come across a painting of yourself as a child, but it was painted more than 100 years ago.
How is this possible?

3. Driving on a dark, deserted road, your car breaks down, there is no cell service. A guy stops and offers you a ride. Do you take it? 

The Plus Signhttps://amzn.to/2PLLUAJ 

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Time seems to drag. Shaking fingers, racing hearts, difficulty swallowing. Some have done this for months, each time their hearts breaking just a bit more. Others never imagined themselves in this position, disbelieving how they let it happen. They take a deep breath, willing the seconds to move just a bit faster until finally, time’s up.

It’s positive.

Take a journey through the ups and downs of pregnancy with these fourteen tales of love, loss, and hope. Featuring tears of joy, shattered dreams, newborn cries, and even a vampire, each heart-warming story is as unique as a pregnancy itself, capturing the hearts of its readers. While the ending is never predictable, one thing is for certain.

It all starts with a plus sign.

Proceeds from this anthology go directly to The Winchester Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter. For more information visit: http://beaconofhopeky.org/

Deadly Lovehttps://amzn.to/2OeARzq

life with PCOS week three

Lexi Madison wasn’t the girl she used to be in Detroit. She did her best to leave her past where it belonged in the past. That even meant leaving the man she shot there. There was no way she was going to marry her father’s drug dealer’s son, even if she knew him.

Derek never wanted to live in his father’s footsteps, but he knew he wanted Lexi, even if it meant tricking her. The only thing he didn’t see happening was being shot by the one woman he loved. They may have been best friends, but now he was pissed.


So, there ya go Nerdy Peep! I have been one busy girl lately. I’m working on three other anthologies for this year, and I’m fighting PCOS, so I got this! I hope (hehe). I will keep you all updated to the best of my ability. And don’t worry I have lots of reviews coming your way! 

4 Ways I Use Pinterest for Writing Tips

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I’ve been writing all kinds of goodies and I can’t wait to share them with you, but first I need to share the ways I use Pinterest to help. I have four ways I want to share with you and then I have to get back to writing. 


4 Ways I Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas

Book suggestions – 

There are so many books out there that can help you become a better writer. I have three on my wish list that I need to order thanks to a Pinterest suggestion. 

On Writing by Stephen King

4 ways I use pinterest for writing tips

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

4 ways I use pinterest for writing tips

2,000 to 10,000: How to write faster, write better, and write more of what you love by Rachel Aaron

4 ways I use pinterest for writing tips

Writing prompts – 

Pinterest has a ton of writing prompts. Some you don’t even have to search for. When I open my page sometimes just a picture of a pin can spark an interest. 

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These two pictures have sparked interest for two different stories! 

Prompts: 

His eyes were cold & lifeless as he stared at me.
“You have no idea who I am, do you?”

“If we get arrested it’s your fault.”

She added a charm to her bracelet for every life that she took.

Tips 

Now, these pop up everywhere on Pinterest. I mean everywhere. There are tips on plot twists and character traits. Tips on beating writer’s block. Things on what not to do when writing. How to visualize the perfect setting. I mean it’s amazing how many tips you can get just from searching “writing tips” on Pinterest. 

Scheduling 

This is the biggest help I have used. I am horrible with schedules and organization, but Pinterest helps a lot. They have so many ideas and tips that I stay on schedule for all of my stories. Whether they be short stories for anthologies or longer novellas I am always on schedule with them. 


These are some of my favorite tips and if you are writing something then I definitely would recommend these. I use Pinterest every day and I love all of the tips and tricks it offers for writing and everything else. You can follow me here

Mental Health Awareness Month

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I failed at the May blogging challenge and I’m ok with that. You see life has a way of getting in the way and it changes things for me. So, I decided to talk to you today. I’m going to tell you about all of the things that are bugging me. In the light of Mental Health Awareness Month, everyone needs a voice and I want to share mine with you.


My Voice

I’m struggling lately. Like really struggling. My body is exhausted. My mind is exhausted. I can’t explain it but I feel like I’m falling apart. Now, physically I feel fine, other than needing sleep. Mentally I feel overly drained, but I am hanging in there. Despite feeling exhausted, and drained I am doing things that I love to keep my mind off of everything.

So, do you want to know what those things are? Maybe they can help you get through some of the crappy mental health issues you’re trying to fight.

I’ve been painting. It’s really relaxing and I’m learning that I’m pretty good at it.

I am writing like a crazy person. Have you ever had so many stories that you need to get out on paper? Well, I have and it’s hard to keep track of them all, but it has also been a lot of fun.

Books are becoming my greatest escape. I’m listening to Smoke by T.M. Frazier, I am reading Eden by Elle Ward and Streetlamps to Starlight by various authors! (Review coming soon)


Now my biggest distraction happens to be my business. I have finally decided to start a graphic design business call Nerdy Designs by Jessie. I have been creating all kinds of fun graphics and I can’t seem to stop! I have gained my first client and helped her re-brand her business and I loved doing it.

Here is some of my work!

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Mental Health Awareness month is a big deal to me. It teaches me a lot about my mental health and what can help it. Do your research and learn what you can for your mental health or for others you know who deal with mental health issues.

New Quotes I’m Loving, Challenge Day 9

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Welcome to challenge day 9! I’m back on track and getting these posts out on time! Now today I wanted to share with you some new quotes I’m loving, so get some cookies and let’s get onto the quotes.


New Quotes I’m Loving

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!

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The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. 
– Maya Angelou

The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. 
– Mohadesa Najumi

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Forever is composed of nows. 
– Emily Dickinson

The key to success is to start before you are ready.
– Maria Forleo

new quotes im loving challenge day 9

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. 
– Oscar Wilde

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
– P.T. Barnum

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I am loving these quotes, and I hope you do too! Please share with me some of your favorite quotes. I’d love to add some more to my quotes list. Can’t wait to share tomorrows challenge with y’all!

Check out yesterday’s challenge!