If anyone still follows me here, you might like to know that, yes, I'm still alive. And no, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.
I took a few years off from writing after I had some health problems when was feeling discouraged and uninspired. But now I'm back and determined to get a novel finished!
About a year ago, a couple characters developed in my mind until their presence grew bigger and bigger and I had to transfer them to the pages of a book.
While their story is being written, I'm keeping an Instagram journal to document this journey that will hopefully lead to publication. Follow me, if you please, at https://www.instagram.com/sarahelizabethwriter/ where I talk about writing, reading, and other random things that interest me.
Lately I have been facing a few challenges. I’ve been going through some crucial times in my life and have not had the energy to write, let alone keep up this blog. I hope to have a weekly, or at least bi-weekly blog going again in the future, but right now I’m starting small. My New Year’s Resolution is to write 300 words a week in the novel I’m working on. I usually don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because I can never keep them. I make monthly goals instead. But writing 300 words a month basically is a monthly goal.
But anyway, let’s get to the point.
I want to talk about fear. These “challenges” I’ve been facing in my life have been teaching me a lot about fear and anxiety. I’ve been struggling with those two lately. I mean, I’ve struggled with those for as long as I can remember, but lately, they’ve been causing me intense worry. Trying to rule my life. Trying to take my joy.
There are certain things that cause me fear that are so petty and small, that Satan likes to make look b…
I LOVE spiced apple cider for fall! It's the perfect drink to curl up with under a blanket while reading a good book. But it's hard to find real apple cider since the stuff they sell in the grocery stores is required to be pasteurized. So practically, you're paying more for a drink that just tastes the same as apple juice. So here's an easy way I make my own cider-tasting drink.
Hot Cinnamon Spice Apple "Cider" Recipe
100% Apple Juice
1 Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Black Tea Directions:
Microwave on high 2 minutes the apple juice in a microwave-safe mug.
Insert tea bag and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
Take out the tea bag and enjoy!
See? It's simple and delicious! Also, the Hot Cinnamon Spice tea is great on its own with water. My mom and my favorite, especially for fall and winter!