They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is an image representing my career journey: Ha! Right? The sad thing is, this is basically accurate! My so-called "career journey" has been more like a career spasm. Or a series of misguided adventures, some slightly more successful than others. Let me start by … Continue reading February Blogging Challenge: Day 2 ~ Share Your Career Journey
After writing yesterday's post about the bucket list I didn't think I had until I started writing it down, I felt pretty darn good. My punch list is essentially filled with time spent with friends, family, and loved ones and the beautiful thing about that is I can do that every day. Sure, it's … Continue reading Fearless Writing Day 3: Reflecting On My Bucket List
I just got back from my second barre class. You're supposed to feel like this: But I feel like this: Yes, that is a sloth climbing a tree. Seriously guys, within 5 minutes I am dripping sweat and within 20 I am nauseous and looking at the clock to see how much longer I have until the … Continue reading This Time Last Year or An Appreciation of Progress
There's this idea out there - in Freelance Writer Land - that you are better off having a "niche" or a "speciality" if you are to be successful as a freelancer. While I, admittedly, struggle with this idea, I do believe it is vital to have that clarity and understanding. Now, we all know (you … Continue reading Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.
I love to write. It's that simple. This blog is about my lifelong journey as a writer, but also about my quest for bravery. I have struggled and fallen many, many times. I have been divorced twice. I have filed bankruptcy. I have left jobs and careers with nothing on the horizon other than a … Continue reading My Wish: On Bravery and Dreams
I'm always drawn to the articles in magazines that profile women who left their jobs to pursue their dreams of farming lavender in Provence or operating a cooking school in Tuscany. The true-life tales of women who made a big career change when they realized their job no longer fulfilled them. The ones who … Continue reading On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK