what is "a lot of dishes?" [blog] | sharisaurus.com

what is “a lot of dishes?”

When people say “I really need to do my dishes” or “I have a lot of dishes to wash,” I wonder just how many dishes they mean. Because I’ve said the same thing, but a more accurate way of putting it would be “Almost every usable pot, pan, sheet, dish, bowl and glass in my house is dirty and sitting out. Some may no longer be usable because they were so bad the last time I looked at them that I set them outside just to get the stink out of the house and then forgot about them. I have more dishes to wash than I have the ability to wash in one day.” Continue Reading

Decluttering While Working Full-time [blog] | sharisaurus.com

my honest take on decluttering while working full-time

I’ve been trying to get my motivation up to start decluttering, tidying, cleaning, whatever you want to call it. When I get home from work, stressed just from being around other people, it’s relaxing to be able to use my space without stuff being in the way. To not come home to more work. To not feel closed in and trapped by all of the clutter around me. Except, of course, that clutter is the state of my home right now. Continue Reading

overwhelmed and underwhelming

Anyone else dealing with activity overload? In the month of May, which has gone by so quickly for me, my brain has refused to concentrate on, well, pretty much anything that isn’t super high priority. I haven’t worked on any stories. I haven’t worked on any videos. I’ve done the bare minimum of housework. Continue Reading

hyperfocused but accomplishing little [blog] | sharisaurus.com

hyperfocused but accomplishing little

So ADHD comes in both hyperactive and inattentive flavors. I personally am inattentive and the only hyperactivity I show is fidgeting and occasionally running in overdrive. But regardless of the subtype, those with ADHD can experience hyperfocus. This is an extended and obsessive period of focus that cannot be easily changed or stopped. I’ve heard multiple times that ADHD is poorly named because it’s not a deficit of attention. It’s a misdirection of attention, an inability to control how, when, on what and for how long attention manifests.

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can you find a theme in this multipotentialite mess? [blog] | sharisaurus.com

can you find a theme in this multipotentialite mess?

In yesterday’s post, I realized that narrowing the focus of my blog hasn’t necessarily been good for me. It’s more cohesive, but it’s not the emotional outlet and brain dump I wanted from blogging. I feel stifled by strictness. Writing too much about one thing makes that thing less enjoyable. Not writing about all of the other things banging around in my head leaves me dissatisfied. So I wanted to take the multipotentialite (interests spanning multiple areas) approach and start with what areas I want to share and then create a theme that unifies these topics. Only problem… I’m all over the place. I cannot find a theme here despite trying to group items into categories. Take a look at my list and see if you can do better. What theme would you suggest? Any help is appreciated! Continue Reading

have you found your voice? [blog] | sharisaurus.com

have you found your voice?

Advice to inexperienced authors often includes “find your voice.” How do the advice-givers suggest you do this? Through writing. Writing, writing and more writing. I’ve also seen blogging as a suggestion since it tends to have an informal tone. I’ve been placing a good bit of trust in this advice, and I’m starting to feel that I must be bland or broken. Continue Reading

tearoom of the figmental soul [blog] | sharisaurus.com

Tearoom of the Figmental Soul

Challenge 6 ~ Take two characters from different genres. Sit them at the same table in a coffee or tea shop. What do they talk about? Change the setting to a bar. How does the conversation change? Would they choose to meet up again?

I chose Coral from Soulkeeper by Brian Simons and Dr. Anna from Exhume by┬áDanielle Girard. Soulkeeper is a recent LitRPG (Speculative Fiction) read that I really enjoyed. Exhume, a modern day Mystery, isn’t a favorite, but it’s one of my most recent non-Speculative Fiction reads. Continue Reading

kicking off keto [blog] | sharisaurus.com

kicking off keto

Taking a break from my #readerswhowrite posts to do a personal entry. At the beginning of the month, I started eating a ketogenic diet (low carb, moderate protein, high fat). My main goals are weight loss and digestive stabilization. I decided it was time to take some more action on getting healthier. I’m starting to have increased joint pain, decreased endurance, and some other issues that I associate with my weight. I have no target weight. I just want to be in less pain and be able to move easier. Continue Reading