Changes Are Coming

There are changes in the works and one of the big ones is that this blog is coming to an end.

I can hear you all now. Nooooooooooo!!

I will have a blog still (I’ll have a couple actually) but it just won’t be housed in the same place.

I have so many projects on the go at the moment and part of having different projects is needing a space to house them all. BelindaBekkers.com is going to become a hub for all the different stuff happening in my life. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

I’ll be back soon with more information .

 

I think about them

Quite often I think about the married narcissist who liked the attention from the young, pretty lady who found everything about him irresistible. He liked to dream of their palatable future and would discuss every aspect of life from school districts to politics to family histories to the appeal of statistics for hours on end.
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July – What a month!

Okay, let’s talk about what’s going on this month.

Firstly, there’s the #readwithb bookclub. In case you missed it, each month I’m going to choose a fiction and a non-fiction book to read and I’d love you to join me! I’m going to be starting with Jonathan Frazen’s Purity and then move onto Sebastian Junger’s Tribe. (Don’t forget to include #readwithb on your social media posts).

I was accepted into a Master’s program which started this week. My undergraduate course starts back on 11th July. Add to all of this my TAFE course, I’m overwhelmed with study.

Camp Nano also starts this week. I’m tackling a novel I’ve been wanting to get off the ground for a long time.

Then there’s an audio course I’m beta testing.

Maybe sleep and eat in there somewhere.

What are you up to in July?

Creation as Solace

My beautiful friend Alison and her husband, Grant, have a new project that I love. Fringe is all about bringing the community together through art and culture.

I was very honoured to have an article published on the topic of creation as solace.

Do you create to find peace or is something you just do without thinking about?

I Am From – Finding your writing voice.

I signed up for Allison Fallon‘s Find Your Writing Voice course. I remember missing the last intake and then the course was closed – forever. When Allison reopened it, I just knew it was something I had to do.

The first assignment is based on a poem from George Ella Lyon where you rewrite the poem in your own voice using inspiration from your childhood. And as I don’t post much here anymore, I decided it would be nice to include you in the finished product. Continue reading

Forgiveness

forgive1I’m sure most of use are familiar with the Robert Brault quote:

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”

But what if you do get an apology and life isn’t any easier? Surely it’s meant to be?

Surely it’s meant to be?

In the last few months, I’ve received a couple of apologies for minor things and recently one for the major “I treated you like shit” situation we often believe will never come. We move on with our lives and learn to accept that someone treated us that way by reasoning it away with the excuses of Continue reading

When Passion Isn’t Enough

Elizabeth Gilbert Quote about Life CluesFriends, I have been floating lately. It doesn’t help that my daughter and I are both entering our second week of having the flu, but I have been feeling like I am floating through life. I am discontent with a lot of things and, at the same time, I don’t really feel the drive to change anything.

I have lost my passion. Actually, can you lose something you’ve never had? There are things I enjoy doing, but nothing I’ve ever really stuck with for a long period of time. Continue reading