✨ Happy New Year, bonne santé et meilleurs vœux, 今年もよろしくお願いします. ✨🐇 For the past four years, the turning of a new leaf calendar was a bit... morose, shall I say? I didn't expect things to change, even if I really, really wanted them to. It felt like I'd need the miraclest of Miracles to get… Continue reading 2023: And You’re Gonna Be Happy
The world keeps doing its thing. In retaliation, I've been doing my thing.
(or: the time it took to wrap my head around the decade this year has been) I've been quiet, but it's not because I have nothing to say. Quite the opposite. I've been told I was a quiet child - whether or not that's entirely true I can't really say, whether or not that statement… Continue reading 2020: New Decade, New Year, New World
Listen to, and believe, the voice(s) disparaging you. That's it, that's the list. Hold up, it can't be that simple, you exclaim, outraged at the clickbait. Well... yes. As a perfectionist, I don't make that claim lightly. And no, I have not vanquished feeling like a failure, I've actually been living with this more intensely… Continue reading How to Feel like a Failure
Well that didn't take as long as I thought it would! Rebranding: complete. 🎉😊 Some of you may have noticed I changed my name on Twitter yesterday (but not my handle, it's punny and still accurate and I'm keeping it). Adieu and farewell to my pen name, Alison Juste, I shan't forget you. 👋 I… Continue reading Hello, it’s Me(linda)
I want writing to be, publicly, openly, a piece of me; as obviously me as my curly hair.
H-hi? Yes, I've been gone a while, but! I totally have legit excuses, and here they are: I have no excuse. I've had all the time in the world since work ended back in May (10 months ago!?) despite some traveling around Australia before my sudden move a month later. But honestly, a part of… Continue reading Blogiversary – 6 Years On
Happy nearly-June! 😨 How did we get here-- why isn't time pausing?? My watch flat-lined two weeks ago, but the calendar's still going! (Rude.) Fell off the wagon as usual... My work contract ended a couple of weeks ago, and I just came back from a 10 day trip celebrating that accomplishment. Ok no, it… Continue reading All the Types: Stories & Supporting Characters #DIYMFA
Happy (very belated) Chinese New Year! 🎉🎊🎆🐕 Dogs are finally getting the recognition they deserve (again). But what about dogs under the couch/car/table? Underdogs too shall be recognized. 🐶👑 Ha. Ha ha? 🐾 (I need some fluff cuddling...) Real life has been... interesting of late, to put it mildly, and one of the several reasons for my lack… Continue reading Contests & Blog Updates
Happy birthday blog! 🎉🎂 You're nearly old enough for kindergarten! I was going to write a longer, perhaps sentimental, post, yet sadly-- I failed to draft this appropriately ahead of time, woke up with a killer migraine, and slept over half the day. Welcome to life. 😬😴 Five years ago, I had just made the difficult… Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary