When I first started blogging in my second year of university, the thought of posting daily, still, this many years later, was the furthest thing from my mind. Yet here we are. Daily posts to my blog are something I take a lot of pride in doing. I’m not familiar with any other blogs that … More The reality of being a daily blogger
Reading can be a truly incredible experience. Depending on the text you’re reading, and further, your level of interest in said text, reading can be an experience that isn’t easily forgotten. On the other hand, it can also be a nightmare if you’re reading a book that fails to peak your interest. Reading is something … More Three signs that book you’re reading is a keeper
We’re all familiar with second chances. When someone in our lives hurts us, we may hear from others to give them a second chance as opposed to writing them off for something they have done. And, for the most part, I agree. Second chances can be a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to someone a change … More Second chances: when to draw the line
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
Designating something in our lives that inspires us and evokes creativity is so important. Yet, I question how many of us have been able to identify our own muse. Finding whatever we’re passionate about can be a bit of a gray area. Perhaps we’re overwhelmed with focalizing one specific passion because we have several; perhaps … More The importance of finding your muse
Keeping plants alive has never been my strength. My struggle to do so is perhaps surprising, considering my mom and sister are fantastic gardeners, and my dad, along with his experience with tobacco, ginseng, chickens and cash crop, was a tree farmer in the past with the help of my mom. You would think I … More Cursed with a black thumb? Try a Bella Palm
It has come to my attention as of late that the world really is going down the tubes. An incredibly optimistic statement, I know. We’re all familiar and well-versed in the rising occurrences of violence, terrorism, tragedy and hate, which are all concerning enough on their own. But, something else that is escalating in terms … More Where did all the nice people go?
Since I began my own blog several years ago, people occasionally ask me how I went about the process. Questions like ‘how did you come up with the name?’ and ‘which platform site do I use?’ are common ones directed my way, but others ask how and why I keep up with my own blog, … More Thinking about starting a blog?
This post is a little different from what I normally do here on my blog. Rather than the bulk of this piece consisting of my own words, I thought it might be kind of neat to share some of my favourite inspirational quotes with all of you. Cheesy? Perhaps. But, words can carry emotion, in … More Finding inspiration
As I mentioned on here a while ago, I have started seeing a therapist in hopes of getting a handle on my anxiety and minor depression. My anxiety is moderate to severe, whereas my depression is mild, only flaring up from time to time. I saw my therapist last week, and I found it to … More Embracing discomfort
Since starting a new writing job back in August, my writing style has had to undergo a rather significant adjustment. My entire life, I’ve been criticized in my writing for being too vocabulary-heavy or using flowery language, if you will. I just friggen like words, and it’s hard to change something you’ve been doing for … More Changing writing styles
If you’ve ever encountered writer’s block, chances are you know how insanely frustrating it is. You are staring at a blank screen, or perhaps a blank sheet of paper, pen in hand or hands hovering over the keyboard waiting for inspiration to strike, but nothing comes. You try and force yourself to think of something, … More Writer’s Block
My blog is something I am incredibly passionate about. I began OnTheEdgeOfEverything roughly two years ago, and I have been posting content every day ever since. By no means did I ever anticipate this continuing for as long as it has, but I am thrilled that it continues to be something I dedicate myself to entirely. … More A Commitment to Creative Writing