Author health, Life

AH: My Depression Journey & What I Learnt From It

Hullo, world! Today is uncharacteristically sunny here in Raincouver, I went out for a run, and there are many daunting books waiting to be read. My perfect kind of day.    It’s always exciting getting back into blogging after a break, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot--taking breaks. It reminds me of the… Continue reading AH: My Depression Journey & What I Learnt From It

afternoon tea, Celebrations, Life, Reading

April Afternoon Tea with SJ + Camp NaNo Update

Good afternoon!  I’m finally (?) back again for April Afternoon Tea with SJ! (Hopefully I won’t jinx this one…)  It feels a little odd since I took a short hitout, but even during that short amount of time, so much has happened I don’t know where to start… Just to begin with, imagine you’re sitting… Continue reading April Afternoon Tea with SJ + Camp NaNo Update

Author health, Life, WIP, Writing

AH: 5 Truths to Remind Yourself On Painful Writing Days

Hullo, world! The weather is starting to warm up, the cherry blossoms are starting to open up, and rain days are diminishing by the week...it’s starting to look like spring! Without a  doubt, spring is my favourite season of the year. In Japan, it’s also the start of a new school year--so I guess that… Continue reading AH: 5 Truths to Remind Yourself On Painful Writing Days

afternoon tea, authors, Life, Reading, WIP, Writing

February Afternoon Tea w/ SJ + The Liebster Award

Good afternoon! It’s that time of the month again, except February is a special one...it’s been officially one year since I began the Afternoon Tea series! *inserts fanfare and cheers and  confettis*  Reading back from February a year ago, I can’t believe how so many things changed. Also, I really want to go back in… Continue reading February Afternoon Tea w/ SJ + The Liebster Award

authors, Life, Writing, Writing Habit

Create a Writing Life That (Actually) Works for You

Hullo, world!  It’s actually snowing in Vancouver today, which is super exciting. Snowcouver trumps Raincouver! (I know, spoken like someone from Edmonton where it’s -30°C and sunny.) I’m thinking I’ll take a short walk in the snow with my sister for an early Valentine girl’s date...It’s a White Valentine! (I know, now I’m ceasing to… Continue reading Create a Writing Life That (Actually) Works for You

Book lists, Life, Reading

7 + 1 Favourite Superpowered Books + Movies

Hullo, world! I’m so excited today (again) because Raincouver has been sunny for two days in a row in winter!! *shrieks A#5* Also, I rediscovered my love for Bach’s Brandenburg concerto 3 and have been swapping the three viola parts with my siblings, which is immensely fun even if you’re missing the cellos and the… Continue reading 7 + 1 Favourite Superpowered Books + Movies

Life, Writing

A Day in a Gap-Year Student Writer’s Life

Hullo, world!  It’s officially my first post on SJ Barnard, 2021! (Of course, we did that last week, but I mean this is my first non-new year or end-of-the-year post. I know, confusing.) I’ve been loosely asking around what sort of posts would be interesting, and a lot of people responded to Lifestyle. I myself… Continue reading A Day in a Gap-Year Student Writer’s Life