On Finding Hope

Watching the sunrise means that it’s a new day. You have a new start. The day holds a mystery because you don’t know how everything is going to turn out. A sunrise holds so much hope. Good things are going to happen. And when things don’t turn out as you wanted them to turn out, […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Hummingbird’s Journal has received “The Sunshine Blogger Award” from Julie Krupp from the blog Julie Krupp: Enhanced Perspective. Thank you so much, Julie, for nominating the blog! In Julie’s words “The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity and joy. The Rules: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2. […]

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3 Things You Can Learn from Having a Bad Day

Bad days usually start in the morning. You wake up late. Everything seems to be going wrong. You forget something important like a lunch bag. Everything seems reflect your conclusion that yes today is a bad day indeed. Our bad days have gems if we’re willing to find them, and sometimes a bad day is […]

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Regrets of the dying & What’s the Perfect Writer Path?

I know that I can’t predict the future, but if someone were to ask me at my dying bed, what is your deepest regret? I think it would be not following the call to be a writer. And so, I want to keep writing and sharing my writing on the blog. I have hope that this will help me find a writing path that works for me.

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Lost Dreams

Dreams are meaningful and achievable, but what happens to the dreams we lose sight of, the dreams that take second place? Two of the dreams that I’ve lost over the years were the goal of become fluent in other languages and the dream of looking beautiful by achieving beauty standards. Learning languages I remember going […]

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New Dreams

It’s easy for me to get trapped in thoughts about meaninglessness. When driving in traffic, when grocery shopping, when brushing my teeth. Every day starts to feel the same. When we stop dreaming we lose sight of what makes life beautiful, meaningful, and exciting. I forgot about my ability to dream big dreams. I think […]

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When You Don’t Believe in Yourself

Whether you believe in yourself or not, and whether or not you believe in your dreams, wasn’t there a time when you needed a little nudge? Maybe a coworker or an uncle or a stranger told you what you needed to hear. Maybe they helped you by doing something for you that you didn’t expect […]

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What is Your Word for 2019?

Do you choose a word to set the tone for the new year? I don’t remember where I found this tradition of picking a word as the theme for a new year. But I love the simplicity of it compared the complexity of creating a list of goals.  As I prepare to wrap up my […]

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What Love Letters Teach Me about Writing

The other day I watched P.S. I Love You for the first time even though it’s a popular romantic movie. Even though it’s not a movie specifically about the writing process, it teaches three things about writing that I actually already know, but that I don’t mind being reminded of.  If you have already watched […]

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My 11 Writer Dreams Beside Being on Bestsellers List

As improbable as some may seem, here are my writer dreams besides being on bestseller lists. Be the half of a well-known literary couple like Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi, Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. (A girl can dream.) Have a room with a view in the house the is […]

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