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Posy’s Desk

Posy’s goals, inspirations, and thoughts about life at home and in the wider world.

School, Work, & Life…at Home

My house is different today. Very different. I work from home and even homeschooled for a year, but today is the beginning of something brand new. John is downstairs on a call with his coworker doing what he does for his job. Poppy is across the hall in a sociology lecture. And I’m in my office supposedly outlining a novel. Instead, I’m blogging as I wrap my head around this. We’ve never gone to work at the exact same time in the same space, and it’s just plain weird. Last week was our spring break so everyone was home and hanging around. It was like summer or a school vacation.…

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Journaling Small Victories

What do you write in your bullet journal? Do you record the small victories or only the big ones? I’m finding out that during the quarantine of COVID-19, journaling about the small victories is essential to my mental health.

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Social Discombobulation

I’m an author who writes at home, an editor who works from home, and a mom who used to homeschool. I enjoy being at home, so I thought all this social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 would be fairly easy for me. It’s not, and it’s for reasons I didn’t expect. I’m all over the map with my emotions. I have this intense desire to nest and spring clean. I could go to town on my cupboards and closets and drawers, but that desire is warring with my instinct to use this time to write. I also have to edit for clients, but my brain is nowhere near…

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The Transition to Social Isolation

Social isolation sounds scary. It sounds like being cut off from everyone we love, unable to speak to them to find out what’s going on in their lives. Thankfully, with the modern-day inventions, we have multiple tools to help us stay in touch. We aren’t relying on the Pony Express to get news from our loved ones or the world. But being stuck at home is a shift for a lot of people. This goes beyond a long weekend or a planned vacation. This is vastly different. There will be a transition time. Let me repeat that. There will be transition time. Expect it. Plan for it. And don’t beat…

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Farm Fresh – Consent

Farm Fresh isn’t your typical romance. First off, it’s set on a commune where free love is more prevalent than commitments. Second, every house on Kaleidoscope Gardens sets up their own rules. At the yellow house, where Leo, Hudson, and Charlie live, it’s sex with no strings attached. They all love each other, but there is no romance. When Jude, a fresh-faced innocent, moves into the yellow house, he shifts the sexual dynamic incredibly. Hudson feels things he’s never felt for anyone before. Jude mixes him up inside. And while Hudson is trying to make sense of this, Jude is discovering who he is as a sexual person. After living…

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Childhood Toys

Autism Fact: Many children affected by autism also benefit from other interventions such as speech and occupational therapy. I’m lucky to be a part of RJ Scotts’ Autism Awareness Blog Hop again, and this year we’re talking toys, something I’m passionate about. I worked for two decades as an educator and family therapist before I started writing full time, and in another life, I would’ve loved being a toy researcher, helping find the best toys for kids. My passion stems from the knowledge that play is essential to child development and vital to strengthening parent/child relationships. Play is a child’s work. It makes their brains and muscles grow and fosters…

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April Goals

A new month, and one where the 1st hits on a Monday. My favorite kinds of months! I have no clue why, but I love my weekly calendar to start on a Monday, so maybe it stems from there. New month. New beginnings. New goals. Fresh starts. I’m participating in Camp NanoWriMo, which is the mini National Novel Writing Month thingy they do. You can pick your word count here rather than being forced to write 50,000 words. I did it way back when, I believe during their first year, and that’s when I wrote Spark. It worked well for me back then. That being said, I’ve been working on…

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Ambivert Navigates Spotlight

Growing up, when I wanted to be in the spotlight, I was. Through dance, music, theater, and more, I put myself square in the middle of the stage and relished it. Attention was the nature of the “job” if you will, especially when I was first chair trumpet, section leader in choir, starring in the musical, and the team captain of danceline. It was expected, and I loved it when I chose it. How very extroverted of me. When I didn’t want to be in the middle of it all, I hung back. A lot! I was happy to blend in, to see how something was done before I took…

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Quill & Brush

Prioritizing writing is a hard when my house is a disaster, so I’m taking taking charge again, one bamboo brush at a time.

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A Simple, Organized Life

A Simple, Organized Life
My overarching goal this year is to simplify my life so I have time and energy to focus on what I want rather than having my attention pulled in fifty other directions. I have an inkling this might be one of your goals too.

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