Monday Motivation & Humor

Good Monday morning everyone.

I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I know I did. Over the weekend I worked on my current WIP putting it down on a story board, worked on the outline, picked up a new book I have been waiting on and can’t wait to start reading it, and binged watched some Gilmore Girls to remember what all happened before the brand new episodes debut on Netfix.

So a productive and happy weekend. Now, on to the week. Here are the funny reading and writing memes, and some motivation writing memes I found over the weekend.

Monday Motivation and Humor

Good Monday Morning. I would like to start with an apology. I missed last week, entirely. No excuses but, I started a new job. Which in turn made me leave my house every morning at 6:45am and not get home till around 7:00pm. Needless to say, my first week, between the new job and working on my manuscript, left me beat.

I neglected the blog.

But, I am back, now that I have become used to the routine and know what my schedule will be. So let’s start this week on a funny and possibly motivational tone. Here are the memes I found over the weekend.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Monday Motivation & Humor

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

So, not only is this morning dedicated to the funny and the motivational; It is also dedicated to thanks.

Over the weekend, one of my posts was shared on two different writers sites. I couldn’t be more grateful. I always hope that anything I post can be helpful to any who read them.

So thank you to A Writers Path and to Kim’s Author Support Blog for sharing my post with your readers. I sincerely hope they enjoyed it!

Now, on to our funny and sometimes motivating, Monday images to get you into a good mood to start the week.

 

This Writers Life: About Bravery

BraveSo today, I want to talk about bravery. As writers, as people, as humans we sometimes shy away from doing something we want to because of fear. We fear how we think we may do, we fear what others may think of us, we fear failure.

This week, I witnessed bravery in the face of something that would have terrified me. And I witnessed this from a teenager.

Now, I have said before, that I believe teenage girls to be the cruelest animal on the planet, and I stick by that. But, setting that aside, I witnessed my daughter look that fear in the eye and… shrug.

This week my daughter tried out for the High School Volleyball Team. Why did this simple act put me in awe of her? Because she has never played volleyball in her life. Aside from the few times in gym class, which of course does not go over the rules or positions. So she really had no experience in this sport.

Given that, she had really enjoyed playing in her gym class, and was set on trying out. My stomach was in knots for her, but of course I supported and encouraged her. She wanted to do this thing, where the odds were greatly stacked against her. Trying out with a bunch of girls who had far more experience, far more skill, and she still went for it.

I took her on the first day of tryouts, and I watched her shoulders square, her chin lift, and walk into that gym with her head held high. In that moment I stood in awe. So proud that she was trying, so proud that no matter how nervous she was, she didn’t show it, so proud that she didn’t let the fear stop her.

Now tryouts are over, and this isn’t a story, this isn’t fiction, and my heart broke for her when she told me she was cut and didn’t make it. However, she still said, after telling me she didn’t make it, she wants to practice, and she wants to go to the summer volleyball camp over the next summer so that when she tries out again next year, she will make it.

She faced the fear, the insurmountable odds stacked against her, and faced it with bravery. And though she didn’t accomplish her goal at this time, she isn’t lettting it stop her. In fact, she is more determined than she was before tryouts. To improve, to make it next year.

Sometimes in life, we allow these things, these fears of failure and doubt, to tell us we’re not good enough and we don’t try. We aren’t brave. I was reminded this week why we shouldn’t let that stop us. And I was reminded by my teenage daughter.

And though she didn’t make it, and though my heart still hurts for her, I couldn’t be more proud of her. For the way she handled herself, for the way she faced something that most adults would have shied away from, for the way she didn’t let this one obstacle stop her in her tracks. That she became more determined. And proud, that she taught me something.

So, to my daughter, one of the bravest people I know.

Monday Motivation & Humor

Oh Good Monday Morning everyone!

I hope that everyone had a fantastic weekend and are up and ready for the week ahead, bright eyed and roaring to go.

I don’t have a lot to say this morning, so I will just right in with our funny and sometimes motivational reading and writing memes.

Monday Motivation and Humor

This is starting to become one of my favorite days. Sharing the funny or motivational images on reading or writing I found throughout the week before. Really, I look forward to it.

I hope you all find it amusing as well.

Sometimes, if I’m stuck writing, or on my lunch break, I look up funny memes for reading and writing, as well as motivational ones. I started doing this just to release stress and laugh, because let’s face it, that’s essential.

But now I get to share what I laugh at with you all, and that makes it even better.

So here are the ones I found last week.