Achieving what you believe

nelson quotes-4For me it’s countdown time. The last year has been challenging to say the least. Sometimes as hard headed as I am- I still haven’t learnt how to say No. I have this tendency to love helping people. Must be a genetic defect because mum has the same problem. Or maybe it comes with the nurse and need to heal thing. Whatever it is, I think I can say without a doubt that I have a weakness for saying yes, when I actually should be taking care of myself. Lucky for me my daughter¬† makes sure I don’t overdo it.

So the next few months are going to be jam packed. To start it off, I get to go for my First Australian Romance Writers Conference in Melbourne. I’m actually looking forward to it. Normally I’d be scared because I’m traveling alone and I don’t know anyone in Melbourne. RWA conferences are usually much bigger than RWNZ so it’s bound to be scary, but I’ve grown up somewhere along the way. Maybe I got better at faking being okay when I’m not, either way, it works:-)

When I get back we have our own RWNZ conference and as I’ve been planning it with some wonderful people all year, I am hoping for a fabulous conference. I also get to handover to the new President of RWNZ and get to have my life¬† back again. I won’t be able to be called the President anymore, but between you and me, I really won’t miss it.

Then there’s Armageddon with my baby girl. We get to meet the original Flash, stars from Arrow, and a few other popular TV shows. Last time I met McGyver, shook his hand and knew anything was possible as long as you tried hard.

Looking in, people might think life is perfect. I wish I could tell you it’s a box of birds. Life is never perfect and nothing is as it seems. People who make it look easy just struggled harder so it seems that way. People who are confident are really insecure at times and wonder when it’s all going to come tumbling down.

I can tell you that life is what you make of it and that you should believe in yourself and visualise what you want and it will happen. I can tell you it works and you might think I’m a little quirky.

But that being said, whatever you believe there’s only one thing that has to be important in your life. Be positive in your own life and don’t wish negativity on anyone else. Life is way to short for that sort of carry on.






The Power of the Positive

300px-VFPt_charges_plus_minus_thumb.svg I was listening to a motivational speaker last week. Her name is Catherine Newton and she was such an inspiration to listen to. It appears we have up to 50 to 60 thousand thoughts each day. Imagine that. Now imagine trying not to make those thoughts negative. Do you think it’s easy? It’s totally not. I woke up this morning thinking, I’m tired. What I should have been thinking was, yeah, it’s Friday. That was a simple way to take a negative and turn it into a positive.

I have been hearing a lot about the positive affirmation and the writing your goal and visualising to enure it comes true. I have heard of some writers, jotting down their goals on a piece of blue paper and putting it in their purse, for that day it comes true.

I do believe there is something to that. I think you need to write down what you desire and things will fall into place.

Right now I wish I could fix some of my plot issues to improve my pacing. I also wish I could find a way to be a little more prolific without giving too much away.

I must really want a lot.

Happy writing and Reading.

Enjoy the weekend and chat soon:-)