Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 50: My Biggest Childhood Worry

I was a happy kid, despite the looks of this ^^ photo. Even though we didn't have much my needs were met. Food, shelter, love. #allthere I remember my mom canning, making her own yogurt, baking bread and sewing clothes for me - and my dolls. I also recall tearing food stamps out of their … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 50: My Biggest Childhood Worry

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Hannele and the Hummingbird

Today I am trying something different. I have done a video for this week's post! In it, I explain the title of these week's post (and horribly mispronounce Hannele's name, I'm sure.)  I also admit to being a little jeals of Liz Gilbert's mad success as a writer. I even read one of my poems! … Continue reading Hannele and the Hummingbird

Just When You Think You Have a Plan…

I have been working diligently for the past couple of months, working on getting past my internal barriers to success (by my definition). I enlisted a life coach, did my homework, made some breakthroughs and feel like I have a much clearer sense of purpose. My purpose in life is to stay present, curious, grateful, and … Continue reading Just When You Think You Have a Plan…

Following My Own Advice or Why I Have Friends Who Keep Me on Track

Thank goodness I have wise and patient friends. Who knows what bad decisions I would make without them to talk me off the shiny ledge. Today was a rough day. But in the spirit of true vulnerability and sharing the sweet and the sour of my writer's life, let me tell you all about it. #causewhynot? Maybe … Continue reading Following My Own Advice or Why I Have Friends Who Keep Me on Track

On Quitting or What Giving Up Taught Me

  We are often told  Never give up! Keep Trying! but I don't think that's the best advice. I have learned a lot by "giving up" or "quitting." In fact, I do it all the time. I did it last week. Yup, that's right. One day last week I was having a very bad horrible no good … Continue reading On Quitting or What Giving Up Taught Me