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Inside a home of glass she stood
And tried as hard as she possibly could
To fill it up with color and song
Although every morning most was gone
Slipped through cracks barely able to see
Open wounds of what could not be
Desperately she tried to mend
With every song her soul could send
A cry for help to anyone who’d hear
As her fingers felt the growing cracks in fear
Whispers started slipping through
Speaking silently, but speaking true
Truth she almost couldn’t bear
But painfully cradled with care
Kept them safe as the cracks got longer
And her song grew ever stronger
She created every color her love could make
Exhausted to the point she’d almost break
But one day her home shattered to the ground
And her soul aimlessly floated around
All her creations wildly spread
And loudly whispers found her weary head
All her colors turned into her gown
And the pieces of glass was her crown
Her enormous heart beating strong
The melody of her most special song
One that no matter how broken or scarred
Refused to see the world as hard
She loved with all her heart could take
Knowing her sanity was at stake
Until one day her heart devoured her whole
And all was left was a glimmer of soul
And in the dark was just a crack of light
A glimmer of memory, of her internal fight
And on the wind they could hear her voice
Singing of how she had no choice
Of how she loved with all she could
And wouldn’t change any of it, even if she could.
©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven
I’ve hidden you in a box
Down in the darkness
Where only I can find you
The path to the box is hidden too
By unspoken dreams
And lost words
Don’t go looking for you
You won’t like what you find
You’ll get lost in the darkness
I hid you away for a reason
You have been warned
©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven
Right around the transition into 2016, I watched a video that gave some tips and tricks on how to become a morning person. I’ve never been a morning person. It’s not that I’m grumpy or angry in the morning, I’m generally a happy camper most of the time. It’s more that I struggle to actually get up.
I’ve thought about mornings and early birds from time to time, with envy, but I never even considered making an effort to become one myself. Until now.
I’ve decided that 2016 will be the year when I get down to business, for real. The year where I do everything in my power to pursue my dream of a published novel. I’m tired of looking at my dream from afar. I’ve been slacking off and making excuses, and it’s not okey! So, I’ve rolled up my sleeves and I’ve started the year with a change of routines.
Instead of just writing whenever that creative flows comes rushing, I’ve set myself a goal: To write a minimum of a thousand words a day. I need more consistency in my writing, and this is a great way to start.
I’m working on becoming a more productive morning person. And here are some of the changes and routines I’ve added to my mornings:
- I’ve changed my alarm to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off”, to start the day with a happy wake up call.
- After waking up, I take a couple of minutes to read the latest news on my phone.
- When I get myself all pretty, I listen to music that I love, or an audiobook.
- When I’m satisfied with my paint job, I make myself some breakfast and a cup of warm lemon water with honey. The writing machine needs fuel!
- I start my morning office with writing in my gratitude journal. Start it all with a smile and sense of bliss.
- Then I sit down and I write. I have about an hour to do so before I have to get to work, and I’m amazed at how creative and efficient I can be. Who knew mornings could be so much fun?
I’m hoping to really get this routine on from now on, and when I do, my first draft could be done a lot quicker than what I first anticipated. Can’t complain about that!
While we’re on the topics of routines, I just want to mention a few other things that I’m being consistent with these days to make the most of every single one.
- I listen to a lot of motivational speeches. I find that they really do get me motivated and pumped up about what’s to come.
- I meditate. Not for long periods of time, but it really helps me calm down and let go if I have trouble sleeping.
- I’m working hard on getting more organised. Anything to avoid stress and unnecessary dilemmas that could’ve been easily avoided.
Small changes, that in a very short amount of time has made a big difference.
It was time for a change and I’m so glad I made it! Now I just have to stick to it, and listen to what my Mac background image tells me:
“Stop messing around and finish your novel!”
Wish me luck!
We’re already in the middle of December and I’m filled with Christmas spirit, and suddenly I felt the urge to write about Christmas. So here I go!
My parents did an amazing job when I was a little girl, when it came to keeping Christmas magical for as long as possible. I remember the excitement of Christmas Eve. The smell of tree, the filled stockings, the taste of the food and the slight nervousness of Santa not showing up, or that I hadn’t made the nice list that year.
Never once can I remember a Christmas that wasn’t magical and wonderful as a kid. And I count myself extremely lucky to be able to say that and truly mean it. I know there’s a lot of people out there that doesn’t share this experience when it comes to the Christmas holiday and that breaks my heart.
I try my hardest to make December as wonderful for my kid as it was for me. That one month a year that’s filled with a little something more. More joy, more smiles and more magic. A sort og escape from everyday life, for the entirety of a month. To create memories that I hope he’ll treasure as an adult and carry on if he chooses to have kids of his own.
There’s something so special about Christmas for me. I even love the hectic time of working in retail this time of year. The customers (most of them at least) are so giving, joyous and grateful. Qualities that I think we should work harder on keeping up the rest of the year as well.
To remember that joy of giving. The excitement of putting smiles on other people’s faces.
So that’s what I try to do. To keep a little bit of Christmas magic in me every single day of the year.
I wish I could share my love of Christmas with everyone who needs it, but that’s impossible. So instead I try to share it with the ones around me, hoping that a little bit will rub off on them.
If all I get is an extra smile, that’s good enough for me! I’ll take it!
I wish you all a magical Christmas and a wonderful December!!
For many years I’ve been intrigued by the concept of NaNoWriMo, but haven’t dared to participate. Well, 2015 is the year that’s going to change!
For the very first time I’m going to do National Novel Writing Month and I’m beyond excited about it!
I’ve been working on a novel for quite some time, as many of you do know. It’s getting there, but I needed to get some distance from it to let it process a little, so for NaNoWriMo I’m going to write on my recent Horror project.
It’s something that came to me late one night and for some reason I just can’t get the idea out of my mind. And when an idea as strong as that shows up, I just have to roll with it. So in a way the timing was just perfect!
I’ve started some notes and plot planning already just to keep the fire blazing and when November 1st comes around then I’m all in and there will be no turning back.
I’m hoping to document as much as I can throughout the month of November so that I can share my NaNoWriMo experience with you guys when it’s all over and my story will have hit over 50,000 words.
There’s no if here. I’m going to do this and I’m going to win!
Are you participating this year?? Let me know so we can cheer on each other 🙂
Let’s do this!
Under a blue umbrella
Someone clearly missed
Beneath the sunny skies
Memories of one kissed
Behind the smile
All that’s left behind
Hidden in a lost face
Might be happiness to find
He looked and thought it obvious
By seeing, he just knew
Feelings can be easily disguised
Especially the true
©Christina de Vries – Geek Heaven