Novel #1

Ten years ago I developed a major crush on a guy while working at a ski resort as holiday help. I have always been a writer of poetry as well as a journalist. So naturally when I returned to school, I took to my new computer to start jotting down some of my feelings. When I realized how much quicker I was typing the words than when I had used to journal by pen in a notebook it was intriguing.

I have also always been a very vivid dreamer, waking up most mornings remembering a dream or two. In the few days following my return home I had powerful dreams that inspired me to keep writing. I decided to use my infatuation for this romance, which by the way never never blossomed into a relationship, to fuel a fictional story about a girl who fell for a boy in the mountains.

I begin to define the relationship of a young couple who met at a ski resort & created them some friends. It was quite simple at the time it seemed. I was motivated by my dreams & the idea of the cute guy still looming in my mind. The the writing, as usual for me, seemed to flow. So I wrote several pages before my passion for the story dwindled.

After I graduated college, I moved to Los Angeles for two years & writing no longer seemed important. I was more focused on trying to kick off my career as an actress. I gave up only shortly after being accepted into & joining SAG-AFTRA (the acting union). However, during my time in LA I was fascinated by yet another young man, a foreign athlete who was only in LA for a short period of six months. This time I focused more on real life than the made up world of a book. For the time being at least…

In 2014 I relocated once more to New Orleans. I had not thought about my book in a long time until my apartment flooded & my laptop was destroyed (PSA: never leave your laptop sitting on the floor). I sent it to a company to have the data retrieved. They were somewhat successful, however, the work I had done on the book was lost. It was heartbreaking! It was one of those situations where you don’t realize how much something means to you until it is out of your reach. I was disheartened & had absolutely zero interest in returning to my book.

Over time I made a few more moves. Each time I would come across notebooks with my writing or poetry in them & I would get enticed to sit down & read. I came across a lot of writing about men I had been attracted to over the years & I realized what a hopeless romantic I am. I also came to accept over time, that I am not destined for a relationship of my own. Yet, I still love the idea of love. I love reading about love, watching movies about love, dreaming about love & I have now discovered that I enjoy writing about love. So I began to write again.

It was a struggle at first. I honestly did not want to start over after losing all of my previous work. So I simply jotted down some thoughts I had about the characters I once created. One day, I don’t remember exactly when, I sat down & wrote a quick scene. It was a single page or two of the main characters meeting. I left it at that & did not write again for quite some time.

Over the course of the past TWO years, I have slowly chipped away at what I now call my “Snowboard Novel Draft.” I have a full time job & I certainly don’t commit myself to writing as I should. I don’t write regularly, but when I sit down to write, somewhere between one to two thousand words ends up coming out. I rarely write small sections at a time. I did write out of order & I would skip all around. Only here recently did things finally take shape & I began to feel a sense of accomplishment.

On April 19th 2021 I printed my ROUGH First Draft of my “Snowboard Novel Draft.” It stands at 86 standard, letter size pages, font size 11 or 55,627 words. This was in my eyes, my first real milestone on this project. I sent it to three people who I know & trust for their input & feedback before going back to add more. As things progress, I plan to keep you informed! But in the meantime, if you would like updates, please contact me to be added to my email list & follow me on Facebook at my Kimily24 page & Instagram at @KimilyTrehern 🙂 ❤

Ethel Louise Trehern 12/14/21-5/15/20

My grandma passed away Friday night at 7pm. She prayed for me & thanked God for my gift of writing in her final prayer. The following morning I was asked to write something for her service. This is what I wrote that day… IMG_0448

Ethel Louise:

Those who knew her

called her Wese

 

A woman of great character

Missions had her heart

She witnessed to an alcoholic 

& gave a minister his start

 

She was thirteen at the time

& from there her faith just grew

She taught classes at the same church

where she played piano too

 

She raised a family filled with the love

of her Father up above

She prayed to Him from here on Earth

so that others may know their worth

 

Cooking was her hobby

She made recipes everyone knew

Sweet rolls with pink icing

had people lined up before she was through

 

Invited to the National Pillsbury Cook-off

in Washington D.C.

Her lemon supreme cake was chosen

& a brand new kitchen she received

 

Sharp as a tack ’til her last breath

She was able bodied & giving

She loved doing things for others

That made her life worth living

 

Her family was her pride & joy

Her heavenly Father the Head of House

She resides in His kingdom now

making up the years lost with her spouse

 

A commendable woman

for ninety-eight & a half years

Memories will be joyous

though at this time we shed tears

 

She leaves behind a legacy

Some massive shoes to fill

I hope when she looks down

That pride is what she feels

WAKE UP! You have been BRAINWASHED!

To quote my Instagram post today…

“So here’s the deal. We all know the media is corrupt. It’s a web of lies distorting the truth. These days it’s nearly impossible to dig up the truth. Everything we are told is controlled. Manipulated. By some of the people we have come to know & trust the most! Technology can be utilized as a powerful tool in psychological warfare. & as technology advances, that power only increases. I’m by no means saying you can’t trust anyone or that all technology is bad. But I urge you, to think. Use independent thought. Question things that don’t seem right. The truth often makes more sense than the lies that just don’t add up. People joke about not believing everything you read on the internet. But honestly, that’s no joke! Learn about those celebrities, politicians, even religious leaders that you look up too. They may not be who you think they are.”

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I’m not going to tell you what to believe or not to believe. That’s exactly the opposite of the point I am trying to make here. I don’t want to force my opinions on you. But there are entities & organizations out there who do! Everything fed to you though all forms of media is filtered. You only see what they want you to see & they make it impossible to find factual information. The more you research, outside of just your mainstream newsfeed, the more you will see that a lot of what we are told does not add up. It’s not easy to find answers, they are covered well. & those who try to bring the truth to light are silenced, often permanently. Those in power want you to remain oblivious. They give you the illusion of independent thought to choose your own belief system, but everything they are serving to you is only what they want you to see. We have become so conditioned to this technological mind control, so desensitized to the realities of this world. It is time to WAKE UP! Think for YOURSELF! See what is actually happening out there. There are dark forces at work, but there is still light in this world. We just have to harness the light & use it to smother the darkness. ❤

April 2020 Quarantine

A lot has changed for me the last few months while everyone else has been hibernating during “COVID-19 Quarantine.” I apologize for going on hiatus… AGAIN… Just wanted to give you a little update during this time.

1. I moved again, back in NOLA

2. Dinosaurs (& unicorns) still rock!

3. I joined the WATTPAD community. Go to http://www.wattpad.com or download the app. My username is KimilyET24

4. If you are behind in the game, catch up & get Atomic Habits by James Clear

5. Stay healthy, stay active, stay safe during this time! & have FUN! You will never have this much free time again!

 

I’m on WATTPAD

I have created a WATTPAD account where I will be posting most of my future material (along with here on my blog). Please feel free to follow along! I made my poetry book available via Wattpad (for FREE). Please check it out, vote & share! My account is KimilyET24 Thank you ❤

https://embed.wattpad.com/story/219505268

 

New Year Day 2020

I forgot to post here that I uploaded another YouTube video last Wednesday, New Year Day. Here is the link! ❤

I’m on Instagram!

This was the caption I shared for a photo on Instagram last night. Because I thought it was relevant & someone might need to hear it, I figured I’d post it here as well…

As I said in my video (hopefully you have watched it by now), life is a mental game, which takes tenacity to survive. Every stage of your life is going to bring you different battles. & truthfully, you won’t win them all. But, you have survived all of your worst days up until this point in your life, & each one made you stronger, prepared you for your next level. It dosen’t matter if you fail here or there, as long as you are alive you are winning the war. Idk what you’re going through, but I’m sure there is a purpose behind everything that happens. You will get through this! Better times are ahead my friend 🙃❤

My Instagram is @KimilyTrehern if you would like to follow me.

1st REAL Vlog Post

Two & a half months after I ventured to post my intro vlog video on YouTube, I have FINALLY decided to post another. I swear I am going to make this a more routine thing from here on out! Like the old country song says, “Why put off ’til tomorrow what you could get done today?” I decided to post, ready or not, it was time to put something out there! There was a lot more I wanted to say than I did in this video, but that’s okay. For now, I am just trying to get comfortable in front of the camera & putting myself out there, which is WAY outside my comfort zone I can quite assure you! My editing techniques will get better as well, I promise. So stick with me, we will get through this! ❤

Trudging Towards the Light!

I HATE the way I’ve been feeling lately, but I am DETERMINED to get better. I got closure on a previous relationship last night. It was extremely painful, but I am finally going to be able to let go. Somehow, through that pain I was able to go out & run today, & tonight I started a great new motivational book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. I am working on rekindling my passion for life & the person I once was. I am a Leo & I want to be that roaring lioness once more. I am going to retrain my mind to be the person I wish to become. So stay tuned because there is more on that to come. Also, I WILL be working on the podcast I promised to start a while back. Thank you for your patience with me through my dark period. ❤