The Quarter Life Crisis Poet: a collection of poems on pain heartbreak and defiance by a twenty-something
What we have here is a Romantic, a Dreamer who got overthrown by the people around her. Whispers of deep hurts overlay the pages. This is a soul trying to climb out of the well of despair. Cursed with unfulfilled love, filled with longing. Nobody to turn to. So she writes, she satisfies her need to be understood through poetic emblems. She reflects on what could have been and comforts old wounds of a past undeclared. After Crisis comes the Calm. There is Hope in these Poems after all Catherine Vaughan is a Romantic with Hopes that True Love will return. After all the delay of romance is not a denial of it…
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How to Heal Eczema Naturally: a quick self-help guide to learn the secrets of healthy skin
This quick guide reveals the effective and surprising secret foods, drinks and creams that can rapidly improve your skin. For instance did you know that grapefruit juice can alleviate eczema? Read this book to find out the best creams and ointments you can buy at the supermarket to reduce skin inflammation. Learn the Miracle Juice Recipe to make at home to clear your skin. This book is the ultimate lifestyle guide to help you understand the unsuspecting factors that aggravate your eczematous skin and help you find the best products to use in your home to keep eczema at bay. This is a truly holistic and quick-read health guide to help you heal your skin from the inside out. Plenty of simple and easy tips for you to get started with today on your journey to reclaiming healthy skin!
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So a NEW category shall be in effect after Summer Break from July 1st 2016.
I will be documenting my Journey to becoming an Author covering facets from the writing process, event planning and bits and bobs in between.
It really all started this time last year: Sunday 17th May 2015 with a simple ebook! A year later I am working on my fifth publication, have organized and hosted my own poetry performances plus hosted a group one. On top of that I’ve run multiple websites and social platforms plus my online shops! Who would’ve thought all this would manifest in less than a year. The question is not how she did it but what horrid people were holding her back? I’ve done it alone and I may as well document the process to the rest of the world…..
None of it was planned, all of it was made up as I went along. That I promise you! I literally had NO friends, no connections. This has been a solo journey. It’s also been a horrific time in a lot of way and nobody should have to forge this path, The Writer’s Path which is one of the toughest career paths especially when one has been suffering as I have…. It is a cruel, cruel world and you are a fool, fool to not make everything happen all at once. Things are changing. The amount of jobs and self-taught practices I’ve had to achieve is sickening and the short time frame I’ve done it in is enough to make someone take a gun to their head. It’s not easy but it has to be worth it. There’s nothing to catch me anymore, but I don’t care I simply dare.
This time last year I paraphrased an immensely inspiring quote by Henry David Thoreau “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
A year later I am truly living by this. This time last year I was jobless, feeling depressed/hopeless and had health problems-I’m still recovering there are still ups and downs but I have accomplished so much in recent weeks alone. A year after originally sharing that quote I have x3 books, online boutiques and so much more in the works.
Thoreau is our September selection because his words are deep and meaningful. If I hadn’t learned the importance to live a dream one imagines and desires – albeit vaguely – my blog – would not have continued on, there’d be no publications by me… If someone told me this time last year that not only would I be inspired by Thoreau’s word but I would actually take action and accomplish so much so fast I wouldn’t have believed you.
I’m taking a moment to look and assess how far I’ve come in such a short time frame. I’ve met lot’s of interesting creative types, I’ve read and taken the time to understand the importance of following your dreams. I’ve not just been listening and reading I have taken relevant steps to applying what I’ve learned sometimes they’ve been small steps others quantum leaps into making my dreams and passions a reality (some passions were simply dormant and unknown to me-I only ever had a vague ideally of what I wanted which was essentially to get published.) I’m also working hard to make sure that this all combines to provide myself a good career path.
And so my dear and very loyal reader’s I shall leave you with more inspiring quotes by Henry and who knows maybe it could spark a creative streak of success for you too! Good luck!
♡ “Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
♡ “Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”
♡ “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”