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Clutter and ADD

Last week was a busy week. I hardly didn’t do any writing at all. Because I was taking care of household chores that I was behind on and getting my space ready for my new desk chair. I ordered it online, and they delivered it to my home early last week. Then I was waiting for my friend to put it together over the weekend.

The arrival of my new chair disrupted my schedule; my back was feeling better, and I worked on overdue chores and organized my space. That made me think about clutter and Attention Deficit Disorder.

I have Attention Deficit Disorder; it is difficult for me to get rid of unwanted items. It seems my mind isn’t wired to stay organized, but I can train my mind and learn to stick with a pattern of behavior.

I have developed a philosophy has helped me get rid of things I no longer need. Perhaps my philosophy can help people with ADD struggling with items they no longer need or want. It can overwhelm for someone like me with ADD to face those decisions about my belongings.

My first tip is my philosophy that I use; I tell myself by donating my unwanted item to charity to allow someone else the opportunity to have new items. I’m providing a need to others who want my things.

My second tip: I’ve discovered dealing with unwanted belongings I no longer need is already deciding ahead of time about a particular item.

For example, my old office chair, since buying a new chair, I no longer needed it. I had designated my old chair would be a donation. My friend asked me about it and said that he knew someone who could use it. I gave the chair to my friend. I had already decided earlier about the chair, and it was easy for me to let it go.

Deciding in advance about unwanted items provides me with less stress and anxiety, preventing me from being overwhelmed.

My third tip: when I clean and get my space in order, I listen to the experts to find a place for my belongings that I want to keep.

It provides my mind the ability to think about putting my items back once I’m finished using them, and it brings me peace by keeping my space clean and clutter-free.

My fourth tip: I allow myself enough time to complete my cleaning and be realistic about what I can get done in that amount of time.

That is my philosophy. If you have ADD and struggle with clutter, you’re not alone; for some of us, it is problematic to stay organized. By creating your philosophy and changing your behavior pattern, you can live an organized life and be clutter-free. If you quit your routine, just began where you left off.

Remember, never give up.

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March 29, 2021

Well, last week, I just took a break from writing after recovering from my cold or allergies. Not sure exactly what I had, but it wasn’t Covid.

When I was sick, I did a lot of reading. There wasn’t much else I could do. I found reading a good novel helped to deal with the cold, and especially at night when my symptoms were worse.

My mind needed a break from reading and the writing process. I decided to work on a new epic song that I am composing. It is not finished, but I have a good start, and I am pleased with the progress so far.

There are times I have to allow my creative juices to replenish, permitting my mind to rest, especially after dealing with a cold. I find working on composing a musical piece helps my mind and my body to relax, and at the same time letting my mind be creative.

It allows me to see my manuscripts and my blog posts in a different light, giving me a fresh perspective on ideas and topics.

This week, I also found some new novels that have piqued my curiosity to read, so they are on my reading list, not sure when I will start reading them.

Here are my plans for this week:

Tomorrow, I start physical therapy for my back; I was recently diagnosed with spine osteoarthritis. So my rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, and then we will go from there.

Then later in the week, I will receive my biologic medicine. So, I am going to do some writing and editing in between my appointments.

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My review for The Persian Gamble

The Persian Gamble is the second novel of the Marcus Ryker series written by Joel Rosenberg, and it is the continuation of the saga.

Each of the three novels in the Ryker series is broken down into acts, The Kremlin Conspiracy was the first act, the Persian Gamble is the second act, and the Jerusalem Assassin is the third act, which I am in the process of reading now. The fourth novel, the Beirut Protocol in the series, was just recently released.

The Persian Gamble had a confusing second chapter that threw me, after reading about Ryker in the first chapter, but I stayed with the story, and it turned out the chapters second thru six were crucial.

Then in chapter eleven began Ryker’s storyline, and so did the action. The Russian and American governments are hunting Ryker and his friends after the assassination of Russian leaders. Ryker is figuring out how to convince the American President and other government officials to rescue him and his friends by offering information from preventing a world war.

Once I read chapter seven, the story started to fall into place, reeling me in; I was hooked. The story was a thrilling ride filled with drama, action, and adventure.

Throughout the novel, I kept wondering what was going to happen to Ryker and his friends. The last few chapters were spectacular, I felt like I was watching a movie in my mind, and the ending was superb.

I enjoyed reading the Persian Gamble was exciting and entertaining. If you are looking for an excellent Christian political-thriller, I recommend the Kremlin Conspiracy and the Persian Gamble.

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My thoughts on Superman & Lois

Tuesday night the CW Network premiered Superman & Lois, and I watched it. I will not discuss the pilot episode’s spoilers. In my next blog post, I will examine the plotline in more detail. Here’s my review.

The pilot episode was entertaining, captivating; and the characters are extraordinary, compelling that I already feel a connection to them. The pilot episode impressed me by how much they accomplish in an hour and a half without the episode feeling rush. The episode’s plotline sets up the season’s storyline for this excellent show.

The writers portrayed Clark and Lois as working parents dealing with real-life issues. The audience witnessed Clark’s vulnerability with his family and his struggles and responsibilities of being Superman, and his duty as a father and a husband.

It was refreshing because the CW network’s superhero shows frequently targeted the younger audience. A fresh of breath air for the show’s focus on working-adults, who are raising families, earning a paycheck to pay their bills, and showing day-to-day struggles and responsibilities.

 I admired the show’s concept of Clark and Lois’s marriage is authentic on the screen and not a fantasy marriage always with a happy ending. The couple is making their marriage work daily despite the problems that arise or dealing with their sons’ needs. That is rare nowadays in TV, movies, or books. 

Lois and Clark’s twin sons’ names are Jonathan and Jordan, who are complete opposites from one another. Jonathan goes by John, is a popular jock, a freshman, and makes a name for himself on his high school football team. Jordan is a loner, a gamer, and an outcast; he is figuring out his identity, feels trapped and isolated in his brother’s shadow at home and school.

Since the two brothers are unique in their personalities and struggles, causing problems between them and creating more drama within the family.

It is another reason why the pilot episode was so superb. With different layers in these characters, waiting to be unearthed in future episodes.

You can watch Superman & Lois, by downloading the CW app for free on any device or on Tuesday night at 9:00pm EST.

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Introduction

This is the post excerpt.

My name is Alexandra Mars. If you guessed it, I am an inspiring author pursuing my goal to become published. My friends, call me, Alex, and welcome to my blog. I write fantasy and science fiction because I find that genre fascinating to me, for there are so many paths a writer can take in his/her world.

I have been creating stories my whole life when I was a child, my Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies all had their own personalities. In middle school I discovered my creative writing skills, and I have remained on this path ever since. The journey to arrive at this point hasn’t been easy for me, and at times been very arduous. Now, I see excellent things in my future, and I hope you and I can take the next stage of this wonderful journey together.

You’re probably wondering what’s the next stage, I’ll tell you, my friend. In 2017 I will release my debut saga here on my site. I am excited!

In the meantime, I will be discussing many topics on writing and my life in my blog.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to follow my blog.

My Review for The Kremlin Conspiracy

The Kremlin Conspiracy is a well-written story with excellent characters with tons of action. I found the story gripping and entertaining, and Joel Rosenberg delivered an exciting novel.

The main character Marcus Ryker is a powerful and authentic character that moved the story forward. Ryker is introduced as a teenager, Rosenberg used the storyline to reveal Ryker’s character, creating a bond between Ryker and the reader on his journey to adulthood.

Oleg Stefanovich Kraskin is a supporting character who lives in Russia. He comes from a wealthy, influential family and his fiancé is the Russian President’s daughter. Oleg is the complete opposite of Ryker and stayed in the background and not wanting to cause trouble for him and his family. Oleg desires a promising future for Russia and wanting to start a family as he accepted the president’s aide position.

As the story unfolds, Ryker and Oleg’s lives became intriguing, and thrilling to read as their lives intertwined.

I loved how Rosenberg took his time to develop these characters, allowing the reader to connect and bond with them throughout the story.

The Kremlin Conspiracy was a fantastic and thrilling read. I kept wondering what was going to happen next.

If you are searching for a Christian political thriller, then The Kremlin Conspiracy is an excellent choice. The novel is available on kindle unlimited.