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Changes. Commitments.

Image: writing equipment.

I’ve been contorting and melding into a new me. Like a cliché, creating my children’s book is exciting, yet challenging.

Readers of my blogs have seen me um and ah about whether I’m suited to work, and for once, it seems that I am.

I delved through endless resources to assist me make my work commitments. Through reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad (thank you Uncle Bones for the recommendation), for example, I saw everyone has blind spots in their knowledge. If you don’t prepare for them, you have a great chance of hitting every pitfall of the unknown.

To say you know everything is arrogant, as author Robert Kiyosaki explains.

He advocates learning a variety of roles, saying it’s better for job security:

Be a jack of all trades rather than a master of one.

But thinking on Nana Nick’s old adage, “We can’t have everything in life”, I realised if you want to be a jack of all trades, you need to begin with being the jack of one. I chose kids’ books to learn about publishing faster than writing a novel. However, I’m still considering other jobs on the backburner.

Building the first book – Smooch Kitten - I have stumbled across a fantastic resource for my mental health: “Challenging Change” by Brisbane-based author Tan Curtis. Its powerful messages helped provide workarounds for my poor task organisation skills. I hope you’ll tune into my adult’s blog to learn more about these in the following weeks.

Thanks for reading, subscribers, and visitors!


Friday 02/09/2022



Hi there,

Lauren Sims is an artist and author from Brisbane, Australia. She has recently become and author and will be releasing her first book in late 2022.

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