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Why You Can’t Escape “Writer’s Block”

It’s every writer’s dread. “Writer’s block” – dun dun duuun! It just hits you out of nowhere and you’re staring at your computer screen, cursor blinking while thinking “now what?” The good news – getting rid of this thorn in your side doesn’t take magic. You probably won’t be able to avoid “writer’s block” forever but there are some things that you could be doing to drag it out. Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Personal

Difficult Decisions that Paid Off

Some decisions are easy to make – like taking an exciting new job or buying your dream home. Others are challenging and push you to limits. Thankfully some of the hard decisions that I made have paid off. I often get asked why I did something or how I pulled a task off. It’s not always easy for me to give a step by step because I tend to be very “in the moment” when I’m moving through life. One thing I know without doubt is that when something isn’t working in my favor (job, relationship, whatever) – I change it to put myself in a better position. Here’s a small peek into things I’ve done that have propelled my life. Continue Reading


Productivity Boosting Practices

February is basically O-V-E-R. I know a lot of people don’t do the resolution thing anymore, but we all should have goals to reach by the end of the year. The excitement has died down all over my news feeds. I don’t see as many positive affirmations or confident posts about the year’s accomplishments to come.

Yeah I know life gets in the way sometimes. But guess what? It always will if you let it. It’s been awhile since I talked about productivity.

If you’ve lost the momentum to follow through on the plans you made earlier this year I have some ideas that could change that. Continue Reading


5 Ways to a Better Monday

Monday oh Monday…who sent for you? Seriously, why are you here? Even if you love your job Monday can still hit you like a ton of bricks. If you’re feeling sluggish or overwhelmed I have some ideas that might perk you right on up. Continue Reading

Business Tips, Lifestyle

Get All the Things Done! 1 Productivity Tip

We’re friends, right? That’s why I love sharing with you!

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” It’s a saying that we all know and understand. A lot of us (ME) create lifestyles that keep us super busy and it can be hard to keep up with it all. If you can relate, give me an “Amen, sista!”  Today I wanted to give you just one tip that WILL increase your productivity if you use it. Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Personal

What’s Been Going On…

It’s been a little slow here at The Quirk Life for the last couple of weeks. Oh come on, don’t pretend like you haven’t noticed. It was the first time in awhile that I actually felt stressed. Here’s a brief recap:

-My grandma was admitted to the hospital. More on that in this post.
-I broke my phone
-I was surviving on minimal sleep
-I had to go to a funeral
-I had to turn down a writing contract that I was excited about
-My relocation plans were shifted into high gear (I’m in GA now! More on that in a post next week)
-I got behind in my work!!! Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Personal

I Gave Birth Last Week!

My body had been going a bit crazy since the beginning of the year and I had no idea why.

So I decided to make a trip to the OB/GYN. Ladies, you know how scary that can be. But I needed answers! I didn’t tell many people about my results. I didn’t even post it on Facebook.

But today, I’m announcing that I gave birth on Tuesday, September 8th 2015 at 11 AM! To these… Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Personal

Time for a Change…

I’ve been needing a change in my life. Something drastic and totally uncomfortable.

A year ago I figured out what that “thing” was. I knew I’d make it happen but wasn’t clear on how. I’m always open to giving advice to people when needed. But on the contrary, when it comes to my own dealings I’m extremely private.

But then I started this blog. And in a short time I’ve found that it’s helped people. I get messages about how much you all love my content or how a certain post was helpful. This made me realize that I need to come out of myself sometimes and share.

So today I’m exiting the comfort zone to share some exciting news with you! Continue Reading