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Writing 101 – Day Nineteen ‘Thank You’

Thank you to all of you for taking this journey with me:)

Today’s assignment: ‘Don’t stop the rocking’ – Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. Bonus points if you tackle an idea you’ve been playing with but think is too silly to post about.

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I’ve realised not so long ago that saying out loud “I am a writer”, sounded silly…

I didn’t really understand why…even if for such a long time – the pen and paper was a way to escape – I still never thought of myself as a writer. Perhaps in my mind, a writer is the author of a published book, a person whose name sounds familiar to strangers…I don’t know.

Along the way…these past few weeks taught me that to be a writer you don’t need a title…that inspiration can come from anywhere and anything…that sometimes admitting something to yourself, makes it more real…that a few words of encouragement from others can take you a long way…

So today I am going to take this opportunity to thank all of you, fellow bloggers and writers with whom I took this journey of self discovery…thank you for every second you’ve taken from your own precious time, to read my posts, my attempts of self-improvement :), thank you for all the amazing words you’ve left behind, all the positive criticism and spelling error highlights :)) – because you might not realise this, but I became better thanks to you.

The truth is that no matter what we do in life we need each other…for support, for a kind word or for validation…either way we were built to live and discover the world together.

I know now that the road to success starts from within…

From the moment of self acceptance until the finish line, our journey will be filled with unexpected connections, new discoveries, amazing opportunities, highs and lows…all with one thing in common, we will never be alone!

I am proud to say today that I AM A WRITER and no matter if my art will be one day discovered or not, I feel that I am one step closer to accomplish a dream!

I will continue to paint the town red, bring to life stories that were just images once, support and encourage anyone who needs it and enjoy life as it comes – sweeten the lemon juice with more sugar:)))

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This was the note from the author:)

Writing 101 – Day Seventeen


Today’s assignment: ‘Your Personality on the Page’ – Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.


‘Between rocks and the fence…afraid of being happy’

They say after darkness comes the light…but what about the darkness that follows the light?

I’ve always been an optimistic but I think it’s easier to encourage the person next to you than yourself!

The beauty of life it’s that, it wasn’t made to be easy…all the rocks and the fences we have to overcome to follow our dreams, makes it all that much sweeter when we get there:)

and all it’s good to concentrate on the challenges we face…working harder to achieve our goals, because this way we feel worthier of the prize, we think we deserve it because we put our heart and soul on the line to get it.

But what happens when you’ve got it?

…when life finally smiled back at you, embraced you for a split of a second and brought you to the one place you fought to be?

It feels strange…it scares you, because now you think that there is a possibility of losing what you’ve worked so hard to accomplish.

We are taught that life it’s about sacrifice, it’s about compromise…that life it’s full of pain but always followed by endless joy…but is it endless?

We are so used to being in a constant battle, that sometimes we forget how we should be when it’s peace…when our dreams come true and we can put the sword down and be happy.

Do we know how to be happy…or are we afraid that the moment we allow ourselves to feel happiness, it can all be taken away from us?

Honestly, I don’t know…

Sometimes I think I am afraid to let myself be happy…I smile but I still hold the sword in one hand…ready for any battle I might have to face…

I believe we enjoy the obstacles…we feel alive when we constantly have to conquer and as we bury ourselves in endless crusades, we believe that life should be that way…but it’s not!

Allow yourself to be happy, celebrate your victory and look at the clear blue sky without wondering where the clouds are:)…I know I will try…

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Note from the author:

Live your life without constantly wondering what will be your next step…don’t be afraid to smile if you’re happy…don’t think about the rain when you feel the warmth of the sunshine and forget about the dark when it’s light!

‘Julie and Julia’

I have three good reasons to love this movie:

  • It’s all about food…lovely, tasty food…the amazing art of cooking
  • The “read between the line bit” – it’s a story that we can all find ourselves in…yes, us…all you bloggers out there, future writers that have a dream but don’t really know how to make it come true 
  • …and finally, I have a saying…”Us Julia’s have to stick together” :))

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Director: Nora Ephron

Writers: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme

Lead actors: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams

2009 Drama, Biography, Romance

As a baby blogger, that’s how I like to call myself sometimes:), I love this movie because I find myself in the story so many times…between the food lover and cake baker…the loving wife and the night-time blogger…we all have a dream… to find our purpose!

New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) starts on a daring project: she pledges to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, while blogging about it.

Along Julie’s story the movie plays the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine, quote ” with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter”.

This movie it’s about love…love for the smell of melted butter…love for the un-accomplished dream…love for the person that will never leave your side…love for the life that you’ve imagined once…love for sharing the joy through taste and sweetness…love for everything that makes you hope that one day a miracle will reveal you’re purpose in this world.

So, if you never seen this movie or just heard about it once…if the excitement of opening the herbs cupboard sounds familiar …if you found yourself in front of your computer, being mocked by the empty white page looking back at you…. or if you just want to sit back and enjoy a feel-good movie…you will love this one!

Enjoy your weekend movie choice:)