10 Ways to Conquer the January Blues

HAPPY WEDNESDAY, DRAGONS! I hope your week is going splendidly! 😘

I have a confession to make: January + February = my two least favorite months of the year. I mean, in February, there's Valentine's Day (although I prefer to call it Singles Awareness Day), but also in January there's just that sense of BOOM! The holidays are over, work/school's starting back up, get your gold together because you have resolutions to make and all those Christmastime pajamas to wash. *shudders at the thought of laundry*

Like, January + February should be exciting, right??? It's the start of a new year! Nature has basically handed you a pen and provided you a fresh sheet of paper that's just itching to tell a new story.

So when all that post-Christmas, post-New-Year's gloom is upon you, where do you start? Well, never fear, friend! Your Liv is here and ready to share ten of my FAVORITE ways to conquer the January blues.

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The Language of Worlds Linkup (New Year's Edition) // January-February 2019

WHAT'S UP, MY DRAGONS? It's been f-o-r-E-V-E-R since our last linkup... because I totally failed at getting the last edition out, and for that I offer my sincere apologies + ALL the cookies in the world! 💖💖💖 Now that I'm finally getting back on the blogging train (see my post about why I've been gone here + my first post of 2019 ft. ALL THE UPDATES here), these little linkup-a-doodles should be out in a much more timely fashion.

I'm SUPER PUMPED to finally be diving back into this with all of you! Sharing this linkup with y'all is so much fun, your support and feedback is so encouraging, and learning about your stories and just seeing the pure, awesome, inspiring creativity behind your characters and storyworlds makes me so incredibly happy! 💕

I do have a couple questions for you, but I'll save them for the end. 😉 Now, on with the linkup!

The Language of Worlds (TLoW) is a character linkup tailored to speculative Christian fiction (but other genres are…



Something that started as a belated May highlights, then morphed into May/June, and eventually made it all the way to some "May/June/July/August/September/October/November/December Highlights BASICALLY I FAILED AT BLOGGING LAST YEAR" hybrid. So, yeah.

I've been gone for a while, and, to be honest, there are a lot of reasons why (you can read my full post on that here). 2018 was rough. Jam-packed of wonderful new people + amazing experiences + SO MUCH FUN, but rough nonetheless.

My goal and prayer is for 2019 to be better.

Today, I'm going to take a look back at just a few of the blessings 2018 had to offer,* and some dreams + plans I have for this year. 😉

*Fair warning: all the photos might make this post look a little wackadoodle on some phones/tablets/feeds. 😅 I did my best!

Without further ado, let's dive in!

J A N U A R Y Returned from my first ever New Year's MeetingStayed up late with my mom on Sunday nights to watch V…

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall." ~Isaiah 40:30

What's up, sweet Dragons?

I'VE BEEN GONE FOREVER. And for that, I'm sorry.

To be honest, the past year has been very... odd?Different?Strange?Confusing? But seemingly without sufficient reason??

There have been so many wonderful memories, from my first writers' conference last July to SoCalCWC this June (which I'll plan to tell you ALL ABOUT soon!) to soul-talks with da besties. I've grown stronger as a writer, more willing as a student, more confident as a person. But for some reason, growing has been hard... and there've been times I've felt entirely alone.

Then, this post from Julia @ The Barefoot Gal popped into my inbox. And you guys, I'm pretty sure it was a God moment. 💕

Busyness with school and learning how to drive and college prep and gearing up for job-hunting has just made me feel so tired, so drained. There's the constant fear of the unknown. As Julia put it: "Looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering who you are becomin…

The Language of Worlds Linkup // September-October 2018

HULLO, MY DRAGONS! First of all, I wanted to say that I'm SO SORRY it took me so long to get this edition of TLoW out! Life has been... insane?? For, like, the past year??? 🙈 Which I'll plan to explain in my next post, but for now, I've been keeping you lovelies waiting far too long. Thank you all for bearing with me; I hope you enjoy this edition of The Language of Worlds!

The Language of Worlds (TLoW) is a character linkup tailored to speculative Christian fiction (but other genres are more than welcome!).It's bimonthly -- every two months, a new set of questions releases. This edition lasts from September 'til October, and the next begins in November and ends in December.There are ten questions per linkup, and new ones every time!Anyone can join! All I ask is that you use the graphic (above) and link back here, to my blog (click here for the official HTML).
Without further ado...

What does your character fear the most?How would they handle it if they were to fac…