Your Worst Enemy is Self-Doubt

Sylvia Plath is a deep and emotionally jarring writer. When I read her poetry it haunts me and touches me – even her dark poems. I read her book, The Bell Jar, twice. The second time was back in July. It is one thought-provoking book, for sure.

And I love this quote:

Your Worst Enemy is Self-Doubt

I admit that self-doubt definitely gets in the way of my creativity sometimes. It is second to my constant battles with time management!

However, I want to encourage you to punch out your self-doubt. Kick your fear in the tush! The world needs you. It needs what you have to say. I know I have written this before. I am writing again because it bears repeating.

Don’t let fear or self-doubt stop you from giving your gift to the world. Believe me, the world desperately needs you!


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Books Read in July 2016

July was “light reading month” for me. Well, almost. 🙂

Image by Hermann (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Image by Hermann (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This was not light reading. It was actually pretty heavy! I read this for school years ago and when I came across it at the library, I decided to read it again. Plath has a deep and raw writing style that gets into my bones. I didn’t want to continue reading the book but I didn’t want to stop reading it either!

Then I read the Bride Quartet Series by Nora Roberts. I have never read any of her books and this series caught my eye so I decided it to give it a go. It was okay. If you want a longer review of the series you can read it over at my personal blog. Suffice it to say, there are some issues to the books but the character development was fantastic. That’s what kept me reading through the books.


This month, I do not have any set books I am going to read. I started a book called The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement and hope to finish it soon.

Otherwise, I am not sure how much time I will have to read. Homeschooling for Andrew starts soon so between that and other projects/responsibilities I may not have much extra time for reading. We will see.

What books have you read or are reading now? Do share!