In need of a vacation...In need of a vacation... by TheMaidenInBlack
from my own mind.
I usually don't do this, but it's late enough for me to be exhausted yet unusually active, so have some babbling.
Actually, maybe I do usually do this. Am I getting old for the adolescent journals?
Work has been incredibly stressful on me lately. While I definitely feel valued where I'm at, it's also a job that I landed, more than the job I'd have chosen if I could have chosen - and I find myself struggling with the company ideals (which are in conflict with my own), and with the endless issues that come up every day. I was never good at separating work life and private life, and with the position I currently have, the line becomes blurry as I'm always reachable on my phone - and while it's definitely handy, it leads to people thinking you are always at their disposal, which is incorrect, and sort of disrespectful as it seems to assume I don't have a life of my own.
I think that it would be easier to manage, feelings-wise, if this same sit
Adding Seniority to my beltHello everyone! You haven't seen much from me in a while, and I guess this is me trying to explain things a little bit, especially if you see my little heart replaced with aAdding Seniority to my belt by TheMaidenInBlack
I've always thought that the person we're most accountable to is ourselves, and I knew when I was made a CV that this was going to be a steep road for me, and a huge commitment - I immigrated to the US on May 22, 2015, and was made CV not more than two days later... a crippling combination. but I figured that I would keep myself in check, stay busy, and step down if I saw I couldn't handle it, right?
Well, it's really easier said than done. Being a CV has probably been my favourite experience on DA, and even when I realized I was struggling to keep up with all I wanted to do for the community, I was holding onto that ideal of "things will be better soon". Sort of like when you outgrow your favourite pair of skinny jeans but you keep them in the drawer for a y
Get Writing with tWR's Poetry Workshop!Whether you are a beginner or a pro at poetry writing, you know the feeling of staring at a blank page - the desire of putting into words what is so clear in your head... and the delusion of not being able to do so.Get Writing with tWR's Poetry Workshop! by TheMaidenInBlack
But theWrittenRevolution 's staff is here to help! Today marks the start of our poetry workshop, and this one is all about the process of writing a poem. Every participant will start from scratch and we'll help you create a poem from start to finish.
The workshop is both going to be interactive and independent. This means that 1, we'll be helping you on the way with advice, chat events, and interactions on blog entries and 2, you can do the workshop on your own as well and start anytime you want to, any step of the way. This means that if you already have a poem draft you can skip the part where we come up with the first ideas, and join the polishing stage!
Of course, we'll be exploring only a few of the countless techniques that are out there to help you create poet
Love giving llamas? Now you can give a REAL one!The DeviantArt community is all about the llamas, whether you like them, love them or ignore them they are everywhere. And it's cool to collect them, but however many we have, they're just that - virtual llamas on a screen!Love giving llamas? Now you can give a REAL one! by TheMaidenInBlack
But our very own raspil and the crew of incredible writers featured in the Scream Anthology (which you can purchase on Amazon here) have a solution for you. all proceeds from the sales of that anthology go to Heifer International, to contribute towards the donation of a real llama to a family who needs it.
You can read more about this here on Heifer's page: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/gift-of-a-llama-donation.html
And on raspil's journal here:
Wouldn't it be cool for DeviantArt people to actuall
Your friendly - but a bit of a troll, admittedly - next-door neighbour. I love cookies, gaming, Magic:the Gathering and anime; I love silence, music and nature; I love long walks, being lazy, I love silly things like earrings, jeans and nail polish (and I have tons of them all, beware). I love experimenting with my hair because let's admit it, it always grows back eventually.
I love smiles, cold weather, and I love when my toes are warm next to the fire. I love reading, writing, and improving my English thanks to both of those; I love #thewrittenrevolution and all that it lets me to for the community, I love the happiness it gives me.
I love the friends I have made, and those that I will make tomorrow. I love you.