Let’s talk about loyalty. It is nonexistent. No, seriously. I am loyal, probably to my detriment, but I’m learning that other people aren’t loyal much at all. Loyalty has kind of stopped being a thing it seems. Is that bad? Maybe. Maybe not. People are looking for the next best thing, the better thing. What’sContinue reading “Loyalty”
Author Archives: Amanda Herring, Writer
I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.
I decided yesterday I was going to boss up and get a handle on all this laundry. I am also ADHD, so in the midst of that, I decided to purge a little. I also stopped to order more hangers, clean behind the night stand, and put all my tennis shoes away properly, but anyway…Continue reading “I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.”
For The Women Who Can’t Write
A friend tagged me in this one, and I loved it! What hit the hardest? I have the freedom and opportunity to write for “all the women in history who weren’t allowed to write”. And, Y’all, there are women on earth TODAY who aren’t allowed to write. I’ll do my best, Precious Women, who hadContinue reading “For The Women Who Can’t Write”
Soul Searching: Privilege & Other Pushback
Y’all. I’ve been writing about my little soul searching effort, and I’m at the part where we talk about pushback. I have read a many a comment on blogs and social media posts where the original poster on a quest for self care and soul searching is accused of being privileged, even “bougie”. Commenters areContinue reading “Soul Searching: Privilege & Other Pushback”
What Soul Searching Looks Like
So you’ve taken the time to dig deep, to gain some new perspective, to halt the breakdown that was inevitable. What does soul searching look like? Well, it probably looks a little different for everybody. In the book, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert searched her soul across Italy and India, finding love and contentment withContinue reading “What Soul Searching Looks Like”
I’M FULL OF JOY, ACTUALLY
Y’all, I’m not always focused on my existential crisis. I’ve been on the struggle bus lately for sure, and my time to refocus and reset has been valuable and needed. But I’m quite full of joy, actually. You know, “joy” and “happiness” are two different things. Happiness is temporary, a moment of contentment, enjoyment, goodness.Continue reading “I’M FULL OF JOY, ACTUALLY”
How To Take Time For Yourself Now
Ready to do some soul searching? I offered “Five Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself Now” in a previous post. Here’s Part 2, how you make the effort… First and most important…give yourself permission to take the time. Sister, I know you don’t likely give yourself permission to do much of anything, becauseContinue reading “How To Take Time For Yourself Now”
5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW
Soul searching has its benefits. If you slow down long enough to just be with yourself, sift through your thoughts, and get reacquainted with the real you, you’ll make some progress toward clarity. I’m not talking about “self care” either – bubble baths, getting your nails done, and whatnot. I’m talking deep soul searching, solitude,Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW”
Take it in!
The sky is rich with color, the air is cool. Summer bugs are buzzing and chirping. Birds are twittering. You can hear a horse neigh in the distance. A concoction of scents – warm dirt, fresh hay, and that delightfully rich horse musk reminiscent of leather – rides the breeze. I hope your entire SundayContinue reading “Take it in!”
I took the writing class last night!
Y’all. I took the writing class last night, “Show & Tell: How to Write Captivating Nonfiction” with published author, Brad Wetzler! It went so well! The whole time I was sitting and listening, I wanted to cry, I was so excited! I was excited to be doing something FOR ME and to make myself better…thatContinue reading “I took the writing class last night!”