Greetings 2017!

Excuse me for a moment, let me brush these cobwebs off the website…

Just a few more moments, it’s been quite a while…

Almost there, just gotta get this last one up in the corner, hanging out by the browser X.

Ahhh, there we go  Nice and clean and ready to go.

It’s been a while blog, I’ve been avoiding you like the plague.

Now it’s time to get back in the saddle and get back to what I want to do, write about life.

So, coming soon (April to be exact!) look out for a totally revamped and interesting website.  I’m going to venture into living in Japan, dating in Japan, book reviews, opinions and musings about life… maybe stir up a bit of controversy here and there like I have in the past.  Who knows what the adventure will bring, but I’m going to enjoy the ride.

If there’s anything you, whoever you might be, are interested in seeing, let me know!  Drop a comment below or message me directly, I’ve finally settled into this crazy place I’ve come to love and I’m ready to share a bit of it with the world.

Trying to find my footing

Every month I plan to start on the 1st.  I don’t know why, but there’s something about starting the month fresh.

And then the 1st passes, and I hesitate and wait and then it becomes a vicious cycle.

I know I have writer’s block, and the best way to get rid of it is to just write.  So that’s my plan.  I have a hard time thinking of how I want to say something, but I certainly have a million things to say.  I’m going to try to stick to a routine and post every other day.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Tuesdays, I’ll talk about life in Japan.  Often I find myself googling something for cooking or cleaning, and I often have to visit a few sites to get all the information I need.  I’d like to compile those and make it simpler for others (and myself!) to access.  I’d also like to talk about adjusting to life here and the differences between America and Japan.

On Thursdays, I’d like to do a little bit of TBT.  For now, I’m sure I’ll run out of old things I want to talk about, but I’ll try to think of some interesting stories… I’ve got a lot of fun ones from my last Japan.

Saturdays will be about opinions and my ideas.  There are so many terrible things going on in the world right now, I’d like to present my take on things and try to have a good discussion among readers.

That’s the plan for now.  It’s approaching Monday night here in Japan, so I’ll be heading off to bed soon.  Look forward to something tomorrow.  I’ll also continue to creatively write over at My Creative Writing Blog and I’m also writing with a friend over at Pen Strokes and Paw Prints. So be sure to head on over and check those out as well.

Back on my game, and finding my niche.  Time to reach for my dreams.

Why am I doing this?

I’ve been asking myself that question a lot recently, and I finally decided to go back to square one and remind myself why I’m doing this.

  1. I love to write.

This blog started simply as a way for me to motivate myself to write as much as I can.  That motivator works for a little bit, but then it always tapers off.  Why?  Because I can never think about what I want to say.  I have all of these thoughts, all of these great ideas all rolled up in a giant, messy yarn ball in my head.  It tangled and knotted in places, but it’s my collection of thoughts.

I’ve talked and mentioned and discussed and gone through all of the paces before.  But I finally feel comfortable and like I’m in the place I need to be.  It’s to re-brand myself, get back to my roots and launch again.

I have a lot of people supporting me, now it’s time to reach my dreams.

In order to do so, I’ve decided that I’m going to get back to my creative writing roots.  Every now and then I think I’ll have some information or things I want to share, about living in Japan and things I’m interested in, but I think at the most basic point, I want this blog to be about creative writing.  That’s where I started, and I also would eventually like to turn this blog into a tool for those who are struggling with the same problems as me.

In conjunction with that, my actual creative writing blog, Scribblin’ About Life, will have more direction and be a place to collect my story ideas.

Now, let’s get started!

 

Coming Back

They say the longer you’re away from something, the harder it is to come back.

I’ve had a lot of free time to dwell on a lot of things:  things I have been doing and things I haven’t been doing.

And my biggest regret has always been not writing every day.

I’m not going to make any promises and I’m not sure where this is going to lead, but a lot of amazingly good things have happened to me.

This is just the start.  Day one, step one.  My feet moving in the right direction.  I know what I want to do, and now it’s time to achieve it.

Womp womp womp, I can fill this with inspirational BS, or I can just go ahead and set out what I started to do.  Write.

Am I Messy? | Daily Prompt (And Other Things!)

Sweeping Motions – Daily Prompt

What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

My bedroom will always be messier than my computer or my cell phone.  I’m ridiculous about everything being organized and very easy to navigate.  I get angry if there are extra files on my desktop.

For instance:

desktop

I’m definitely not taking a photo of my bedroom.  There’s leftover baking supplies on the counter, clothes on my couch, lots of dishes in the sink and papers on my desk.  It is by no means ‘messy’ but it’s worse than I keep it normally.  Some days I just don’t care though, because I’m the only one who lives here.  When I lived with roommates I was really conscious about my things and making sure I was never leaving too much lying around to not annoy them.  Too bad many of them didn’t function the same way and often left things messy.  I hated that more than anything.  Especially because I was so conscious of them, why couldn’t they at least have enough courtesy to pick up after themselves?  But, again… I live on my own, so it doesn’t matter now.  Hahaha.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/sweeping-motions/

 

Normally I do a Daily Prompt on it’s own, but I don’t feel like typing out another blog, and this way maybe some of the DP readers can check out my other blog.

For those of you who don’t know (or just haven’t looked yet), I have a creative writing blog where I try to keep all of my bits/scraps/tid-bits and just general ‘random’ writing.  It’s called Scribblin’ About Life and you can find a link in my sidebar.

Well, today, I started something new called Tune Tuesday.  The whole idea behind ‘TT’ is that I put my library on shuffle, and then using a random song (on repeat!) I sit down and write what comes out.  It’s a great way to free-write without any clear direction.  I listened to the song one time through without writing anything, and then I let myself go.

Since my big plans for this blog haven’t come to fruition yet (I’m still working on it!) I wanted to start another idea I had.  Blogging is becoming easier and a lot more fun recently, and I’m really starting to like the direction I’m heading.  Each day is one step closer to achieving my dreams!

You can check out the start of Tune Tuesday here: http://strokeofthepen.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/tune-tuesday-silvi/

Let me know what you think!

Why am I doing this again?

I’m in a bad mood and I can’t really figure out the exact reason.

Things have been stressful lately, which I’m assuming is a contributing factor, but nothing really major happened to put me in said bad mood.

I’m just… moody.  I don’t want to take my emotions out on someone (or something) so I figured I would just sit down and write it out.

I think my iTunes knows I’m in a bad mood too, because it keeps playing all of my favorite ‘happy’ music.

Stop trying to cheer me up iTunes, let me stew!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently, and a lot of wondering to why I actually started blogging in the first place.

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