Q & A; January 1st

Hello my darlings!
So for one of my new year’s resolutions, I finally started this interactive writing journal!
It is called “Q&A a day for Writers: 1 Year Journal

I am so thrilled to start this writing journey! Writing used to be one of my favorite hobbies when I was younger, but unfortunately I was required to have 18 pages of written material every year during high school. So I kind of grew annoyed with writing. It takes a lot of creativity and brain power to write well. I didn’t want to use all of my energy writing for fun just to turn around and have to write for school as well, so I ended up not writing at all after high school. I have been out of high school for a year and a half now, and I must say I am starting to miss it.
Luckily, a family friend gifted me this wonderful writer’s journal as a graduation present back in June of 2017. I wasn’t able to start it last year, but I have started it this year! I cannot wait for all the writing prompts throughout the year, and I hope to purge my writer’s block fully.

I figured it might be nice to post these prompts, and my answers, on this blog for all to see.
Won’t you join me on this journey?

January 1;
In her essay "Fail Better," Zadie Smith says, "The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk
through my entire life."
Why do you write? What does it do for you?
I haven't always written.
I used to write because it was a way to create something that was my own. A way to escape the real
world. I wrote because it was exciting to come up with "new" words, new creatures, new worlds.
I stopped writing because it was too hard to escape the real world. Now I want to write to express
myself. I want to lay bare my thoughts, my struggles, feelings, goals. I want to create something
that I can remember. I want to be able to look back and compare where I was to where I am now.

I want to inspire myself to make mistakes, and despite those mistakes to keep moving on.

I write, to be better.

Thank you darlings, for taking the time to read my blog posts.
I am so inspired for this year, I cannot wait to see what we all will accomplish!

– Des

Welcome to 2019

Happy new year my darlings!

I absolutely cannot believe that 2018 is over.
January took forever, we seem to have skipped over February, March, April, and May. Then it was my fiance’s birthday in June, July came and went. My birthday was in August, then it was autumn. Halloween and Thanksgiving flew by, and then Christmas and New Years!

I am so thankful for 2018.
I was able to move out of my parent’s house in April, I finally left the retail scene and settled into a full time job. I started setting up my book room (disorganized and half empty shelves pictured above).
We celebrated our one year anniversary in October, a month later we were engaged! I got the idea to start a candle company, still in progress, and now I have a blog!
Family time was nice, we saw my California family for a late Thanksgiving, and celebrated Christmas with my fiance’s family.
The best thing to top off the end of the year, is my recent promotion at my job. I feel a lot better about my job now!
I am so grateful for all the things that have happened this past year.
I am patiently waiting to see what all of my future accomplishments will be, and the wonderful things that will happen this year.

I am looking forward to (hopefully) staying consistent with blog posts, writing in my one year writer’s journal, and actually achieving my 50 book reading goal!
Other than that we hope to add a new member to our family by adopting a pet, upgrade some things around the house, and just overall be more positive and happier this year.

Cheers to another year!
We can do anything we set our minds to!
What are some goals you are hoping to accomplish this year?

– Des

My New Year Resolutions

Good evening my darlings,

Thank you for joining me today!
I have so much going on in my mind that I just felt the need to hop on my blog and let everything out!

Throughout my short life, I have not always been the most organized person. I always wanted to be, but I struggle greatly with having motivation to actually do things. *cough* Thanks defective brain. *cough*
But I really want to try harder to be a “better me.” Super cheesy, trust me I know. But I am determined to start and finish projects, and HOPEFULLY reach some of my freaking goals!

Now with all that said, let’s start off with a lovely, motivationl quote for the new year! Thank you to one of my favorite authors of all times.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

– Neil Gaiman

Alright darlings…
I am a major perfectionist, which leads to so many disasters that include literally not following through with ANYTHING that I start. Whether it is trying to open a candle business, finishing a book that I wanted to read, creating a blog and actually writing on it, or even simple things like chatting with friends.
I have major mood swings and this really makes me detach from the world in a very unhealthy manner and it sucks. I can lose interest in a snap of the fingers, even if I was literally just ranting and raving about said thing.

I honestly believe this is because I am so afraid of failing? I hate making mistakes, they haunt me forever. I overthink everything, I look down on myself, I hold grudges. So making mistakes and just accepting them and moving forward in life has been…. One of the hardest things for me.
But I know this is something that I need to do, something that needs to happen in order for me to actually live the life I want.
Here are some things I hope to accomplish in the new year.

Desiree’s 2019 Resolutions

  • Writing in this 1 year journal; “Q & A a day – For Writers – 365 questions for creative exploration”
  • Starting my 50 book reading goal, and actually accomplishing the goal.
  • Sticking to this blog, writing reviews, writing posts, staying consistent.
  • Opening up my candle business!
  • Finding and maintaining hobbies, despite my lack of motivation.
  • Finally finding my career and/or passions in life.
  • Choosing to find positives in every situation. No matter how negative.

So here is to new beginnings!
Here is to the us that we so desperately want to be.
Believe in yourself, push forward, make those leaps that you normally would never dare to make. Accomplish big things and little things, because life is all about both.

Here is to you, to me, to us.
Here is to 2019!

– Des

Welcome to the Foxxhole

Dearest visitor,

Welcome! I’m Desiree, and I would like to personally thank you for joining me on this new and rather exciting part of this journey we call life.

You might be asking yourself… Why the heck did you start a blog?

To be honest I am not entirely sure, however earlier this week I found myself in quite the predicament. I was filling out a job application for an online company that focused on posting blog reviews and social media reviews for smaller businesses. This company helped raise the ratings for these underdogs, growing their positive reviews, and establishing a nice online presence.

It sounded like quite a neat job, I would be able to work from home with somewhat flexible hours, and all I would be doing is writing! Pretty neat, huh?

Well… It would have been.

Except I have absolutely zero experience in blogging.

I used to write back in high school, 18 pages of written material per year, yuck, but the schoolwork unfortunately turned me away from a possible writing path. It is not fun having to incorporate your favorite hobbies with necessary school work. (I’m looking at you, book reports!)

So I found myself over-thinking, as I tend to do, about hobbies, careers, life. You know, basically falling into an existensial crisis. When I figured hey, why not start a blog?

So yeah, that’s basically it for reasons I started a blog.

I hope you enjoy my reviews and other content (not sure what other content I would post) and thank you so very much for joining me on this journey!

That is… if you decided to join me!

With love,