Jacqueline Burke, Author – Getting Lost In A Story — Jacqueline Burke, Author

Over the past year and a half, I have been writing the third novel, Star of Night, in the “In My Closet” series. Although, I could have released this novel six months ago, I held on and got lost in the story. I would be ready to release it, then I would add more and […]

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The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – In Need Of Warm Weather

This Winter has been different for me; I look at it as a huge test of strength. With temperatures that start at -4 degrees, then crash to -30 degrees in a 12 hour period, at times brings on a bit of a migraine and makes me feel like I want to crawl back into bed.
I force myself to keep going!
I’m a firm believer that even weather is a mindset; in these temperatures, it is easy to fall in too a depression, BUT like anything else, I couldn’t let even weather win!
There was a time I didn’t mind the Winter months but as I gain wisdom (it’s never about getting older) I find myself craving the sunshine, feeling a warm breeze, the smell of tropical flowers, seeing all the beautiful colors, and wearing flip flops every single day.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real!
THE CURE IS TO GET CREATIVE!
I look at pictures of destinations I dream about, I have my diffuser pumping out lavender and jasmine, I have tropical spa music playing to relax my mind or a happy playlist putting a smile on my face. All this helps! A good old comedy is healing too!
As with anything else, Winter is temporary and for me, just knowing that this too will pass, is something to celebrate!
With Good Vibes Only – In Need Of Warm Weather!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – An Idea Comes When You Least Expect It — Jacqueline Burke, Author

My passion in writing, has been a 30 year journey! I’ve kept many journals, with ideas, stories, concepts, characters, and simply my own personal thoughts on my day. I am grateful for writing everything down, as you never know when inspiration will hit you! For example, last Summer, we were living in our trailer at […]

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The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Don’t Grow Up! It’s A Trap!

Who says we have to buy into age?  What is the true meaning behind, “just act your age”; really what does that look like?  Yes, growing up blesses you with wisdom, but with wisdom wouldn’t you think it should make you feel happy, young, and content?  Knowing you are learning as you go, should bring on a childlike attitude, as you have obviously conquered something and gained from it!

A feeling of relief; you made it through another one of life’s challenges and gained so much from it!  When this happens to me, the feeling of jumping up and down and doing cartwheels comes over me with gratitude!  This may seem immature to some, but to me it is like a rebirth!

I’ve learned over time, that it is okay to feel young even if you are getting older in a number.  I don’t look at growing older as an age; it is truly just a number.  A number of years you are experiencing more wisdom.  Just like in a job interview, when the recruiter is asking you, “how many years experience do you have?”  They don’t ask, “how old were you when you did this, how old were you when you did that?”  Really?  What does it matter?  It is just about a number!  Another way of looking at it, Legends in Sports are always referred to as their number!  Their number gets retired, not their age!

I also refuse to “grow up”, in a stereotypical way.  I have embraced the fact, I will constantly learn something every single day, no matter what number I’m at in my life.  I will not fall into the trap; I want to enjoy every single day learning and welcoming the gifts of life, without the pressure of sticking to this concept of having to know it all by a certain age.

Don’t grow up, it is a trap!  Erase this concept from your mind of knowing it all; instead enjoy your path, enjoy the adventure, and enjoy each day!  No pressure!

With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Grow Up, It Is A Trap!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

I made a promise to myself, to start each and every day, with the mindset of having some fun!

Everything doesn’t need to be so serious all the time!  Yes, there are already issues in the World and in our lives that requires serious concentration, but then there are the simple things in life that can welcome some fun into them!

You’ve all heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, well I’m here to tell you it is true!  Instead of sweating the small stuff, just add some fun into the equation!  Smile at the little things!

I suppose you could say, “I had an awakening”, but to be honest, I quite like finding fun in my days!  Whether it is with fun music, in my writing, and even in looking outside.  Trust me, that is the test right there (looking outside); we get 6 months of snow and cold temperatures, so if I can find fun in that, then there is hope for you to find at least a little fun in your day!

I have fun in looking forward to the different seasons coming our way, I have fun in looking forward to writing more books, I have fun in looking forward to awakening my senses, and I look forward to watching my family find fun in their days!

You can find fun in so many things:

In a walk, in exercise, in a hobby, in a meal, in music, in a movie, in reading, in writing, in a joke…the list is endless!

Have some fun!  Smile, laugh, and enjoy your day!

With Good Vibes Only – Just Going To Have Some Fun!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – My Favorite Authors — Jacqueline Burke, Author

I woke up this morning, extremely grateful for my favorite authors! They have inspired me, awoke my creativity, and blessed me with the opportunity to escape to a World of fantasy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Books have always given me something to look forward too; the suspense of a sequel, the unknown ending, […]

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – I Have A Lot To Say! — Jacqueline Burke, Author

I’ve always been a great listener; a quality I am proud of! I’ve found over the years, I’ve been known for being that person to go to when someone needs to unload their thoughts without being judged. Something I’m very proud of, but I’m also craving for my voice to be heard! I have a […]

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