Noun. the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes; the analysis and judgement of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. I am a natural-born critic. I am someone who asks a lot of questions, who brings a lot of challenge and who strivesContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Criticism”
Noun. a single step taken when walking or running; speed in walking, running, or moving. Verb. walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance; move or develop (something) at a particular rate or speed. I do things quickly – I always have. We were broughtContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Pace”
noun. knowledge or perception of a situation or fact; concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development. Awareness is the state of being conscious of something. More specifically, it is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. Awareness is a big part of theContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Awareness”
Noun. the action or process of affirming something; emotional support or encouragement. * The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” It is interesting to reflect on which themes create flow for our group of writers and which ones make the head (and the heart) hurt whilst we grapple toContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Affirmation”
I know that I have a skill in bringing people together, in creating a sense of belonging and togetherness for others.
Speaking up and making people aware of your boundaries does far better good than harm.
A lot of people want to make an impact, to have an impact, to create a legacy of impact, but many fall short. We need to reflect on why this is.
I grew up with a biblical interpretation of pride and have tried to steer clear from being a proudful person. It is not easy. How am supposed to feel when I have achieved something great against all odds?
For me boundaries are about making a conscious choice not to take on someone else’s stuff. A boundary is saying “No”. A boundary is saying “Stop”. A boundary is saying “Enough”. A boundary is saying “Goodbye”.
There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.