Writing Throes vs Writing Woes

I miss being carefree when writing. Part of it was inexperience, part of it was a lack of inner critic.

10 Year Blogiversary

Time flies like an arrow (and fruit flies like a banana), or, time is a traitorous liar.


I might be looking for meaning where simple chance played a hand, but. What are the chances?

2023: And You’re Gonna Be Happy

For the past four years, the turning of a new calendar was a bit... morose, shall I say? I didn't expect things to change, even if I really, really wanted them to.

9 Year Blogiversary

The world keeps doing its thing. In retaliation, I've been doing my thing.

2020: New Decade, New Year, New World

(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

How to Feel like a Failure

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

Hello, it’s Me(linda)

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)

Blogiversary – 6 Years On

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

Contests & Blog Updates

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