Never explain yourself. The person who likes you will not need it. The person who dislikes you will not believe it.Someone very wise. My last two videos are posted on YouTube. There's a wee bit of drama but I think that says more about them than it does about me. Eh, what can you do? … Continue reading That Ol' Depression
Over the last few years, I've developed a tendency to stick with things well longer than I should. I've got one of those awful voices from the past stuck in my head that whispers to me "You don't see anything through" every time I want to walk away from something that has stopped serving me, … Continue reading All things considered
Welp, I'm really enjoying making videos. It's about a thousand times more fun than blogging is (sad.) so I think I'm going to stick with that. Fear Not! NicoleFordThomas.com isn't going away. It's just...not going to be used for fun stuff anymore. I am at the very early stages of (le gasp!) starting my own … Continue reading News!
To get what you've never had, you have to do what you've never done. I think it was Abraham Lincoln, or maybe Freddie Mercury who said that, but either way, it's one of life's little truisms. For a long time, I assumed that the stall in my writing was my fault, that I didn't have … Continue reading When nothing goes right, try going left
It's four in the morning and I am disgustingly awake. Not because I'm refreshed and ready to take on the world--oh no!--but because my brain won't shut the hell up. I've done it again, folks. I got myself mixed up in another stupid scenario I have no business being in, and because I was more … Continue reading The. Heck.
I made it through the Shadow Work. One moon cycle, just as I planned, and I have covered so much range that I don't even know how to begin explaining it to anyone. Describing it to others as a "midlife crisis" did a stellar job of stemming any further questions. I guess there's some kind … Continue reading Let the moon shine in
Kyle has skipped off to rehearsal for the evening, and I'm settled into bed, surrounded by paper. I've got my journal, tomorrow's to-do list, two books I'm in the middle of reading, two letters from penpals and the accompanying stationery to return the correspondences. But before I jump into that epic pile I have no … Continue reading Waxing reckless
The work on "Ghost Stories" has begun. Step one: unshare them with everyone I shared them with in Google Drive. A lot of these were written for a class, and I don't think they need to be in my professor's hands anymore. I got my grade; now they're mine. The next step will be to … Continue reading Grace and Space
Being in a period of mourning is a strange thing. Late last week, I was waiting in a coffee shop for a friend and took the space in my day to read through various short stories and scripts I've written over the last few years. There are considerably more than I thought, and being so … Continue reading Ghost Stories for the Brokenhearted
So, what would an angel say? The devil wants to know...-Fiona Apple In psychology, a shadow self is everything about you that you don't want to, or can't, acknowledge. The human ability to compartmentalize for the sake of self-preservation is astonishing--it hurts really badly to own up to your mistakes and/or shortcomings, so to make … Continue reading Shadowboxer, baby