Improving Life Archives - Lori Watson: Stories
CREATIVE AND PRACTICAL ENCOURAGEMENT FOR IRREGULAR MINDS IN A REGULAR WORLD. WATSON IRREGULARS: Misfit minds of speculative fiction. IRREGULAR LIVING: Real life for the maladjusted mind.
Irregulars, weird, dreamers, misfits, ,ADHD, Anxiety, Mental Health, Self Discovery, The Meant to Be, mindfulness, Authenticity, Connection, Stories, Steampunk, Dreampunk, Fantasy, Fiction, Deviant Machinations, We’re All Mad Here: Interactive Adventure, Story Worlds, Worlds in Story, Absinthe, Wonderland, Victorian Era, Cognitive Poetics, Character Connections, Themes of Alienation/”Irregular Struggles”
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Improving Life

"I don't know what's wrong with me, I keep screwing up my life." Tears well up and spill over, spreading streaks of mascara as dark as my soul. "That's true," she says. "Why can't you get it together?" "Maybe there's something wrong with me," I whisper. "Maybe...

My life is a crash course in Self Improvement right now, and it’s hard and it’s painful and it’s good and it’s exciting. I don’t want to minimize the depth of the heartache or make it sound easy- a part of me has been ripped...

I may have a slight addiction to learning and may be enrolled in a ridiculous number of online courses. But there are worse problems to have, right? Yeah, like fears that are destroying your life. You know, the thing you’re here to talk about?  Uh, getting there. Excuse...

  Brave equals owning our story, being vulnerable and authentic with who we are while facing who we're not, moving our stories forward, moving forward with our stories, facing the darkness and discovering the light. I sit in darkness, enveloped by shadows of my childhood, my ignorance...

2014- The Year to Encourage. 2015- The Year of Growth. 2016- The Year to Get Sh#t Done. 2017- The Year of ? Maybe it’s because 2016 became The Year to Survive rather than the productive year I’d hoped for, but 2017’s “Word for the Year” did...

Failure is a curly redhead with porcelain skin and curves in all the right places. She sits on the corner of my desk, legs crossed, one foot swinging back and forth, face frozen in a permanent smirk. She knows everything I’m not. Failure is a statuesque...

If your mind’s not wired for conformity, you’re an Irregular. If you struggle to align your desires with life as we know it, you’re maladjusted. These traits, viewed as negatives by society, may be the very ones that move society forward. Martin Luther King Jr. actively recruited the...