Weird words part 1 – Jentacular

Holy shit she’s at it again. What are we here for now?

Back to Creative Coping Strategies and proving that the possibilities are endless.

Again, as I mentioned on the ‘Crap Poems‘ page, I was looking specifically to find a passtime that would give me 3 things;

  1. My own Creative Coping Strategy
  2. Something fun that might interest others
  3. Proof that CCS works

I’ve mentioned before that my existing creativity has turned in to a bit of a chore because I’m now writing and drawing as part of a crusade on this site. I’m passionate about it to the core, and that will never change, but when I started getting anxious and upset because I wasn’t ready for my next blog post on a Thursday at EXACTLY 10am, I realised I wasn’t enjoying my creative ventures as much.

That flies in total opposition to the CCS idea, and means that I’m telling you to find your creative bliss when I no longer have one myself. So I’ve found TWO, and I’m going to share them with you. Crap Poems was the first part and Weird Words is the second, and far more simple too.

For a bit of fun I will be regularly researching and posting wacky words from the english language that I hope will be as new to you as they are to me. Maybe They’ll make you smile or laugh. Maybe you’ll laugh so hard at my own lack of knowledge that you’ll release a bit of wee, and I’ve made me peace with that possibility. I’m not particularly well read, that’s a fact, but I’m comfortable revealing words that are new to me and explaining a little more about them.

Even if it does reveal a personal lack of academic development.

I’ve chosen to do these as ‘moments’ because I don’t want to add pressure to do this every day. It’ll just become another chore and I should be / want to be enjoying them.

As I’ve said before, creativity comes from so many places, but it’s often imagined as nothing more than writing a book or drawing. Creating bad poetry and bringing you an imaginative word regularly is my way of trying to prove there are other options out there. Whether you’re crazy about crochet or bonkers about baking (make me some brownies please!) your creativity is your own and you are allowed to enjoy it, regardless of outside opinions.

If you NEVER reveal it to another soul that is ABSOLUTELY FINE.

Keep it as a private passion. I’m only showing mine publicly to help all of you feel confident finding your own.

My only rules with CCS are…

  1. Keep it legal, obviously.
  2. Do the prep work in a non-stressed moment so it’s ready to use the second you need it.
  3. Don’t forget it. Leave yourself reminders if you need to (I have post-it notes beside me now that do exactly this).
  4. Do whatever you need to do so it is ready for you in an instant. You are doing this groundwork to make sure that before your emotions have had time to take over and spiral into full-blown panic, you’re being whisked away into the joy of colouring, a consuming videogame, or simply a gentle podcast.

Yes, they are all creative.

More information is available on the Creative Coping Strategies page, and you can find Crap Poems here.

For now, this is the first post with a Weird Word. I hope you love my choice…

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Jentacular

Collins dictionary definition – Pertaining to breakfast.

Wikipedia snapshot definition – Breakfast, particularly taken right after getting up.

In depth details of the origins of the word Jentacular can be found on the World Wide Words website

My thoughts – I love breakfast. I also eat breakfast, preferring the full english style to most other meals. From now on I’ll be referring to anything that happens AFTER breakfast as post-jentacular.

Fucking great word.

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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