Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer's page: I didn't hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from … Continue reading Shame and Courage – Part Two

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Start With the Problem

I was talking a good friend recently about the state of my writing life. She said something to me that resonated deeply. Start with the problem, she said. To be honest, she was referring to a lesson she has learned as an editor and in working with developing stories, but it works for me and my … Continue reading Start With the Problem

Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I recently came across this book on one of my thrift store adventures. You know how something leaps out at you and you just grab it without really thinking about it? Well, that happened to me with this book. And it wasn't a big risk since it was, like, $1.98. #bonus #guiltfree Of course, the … Continue reading Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

On Starting Over…Again and Again

Well, crap. Here we are again, the start of another year. In fact, it's nearly the end of January already! But I have been sick for the last three weeks, so only now feel like I am starting to poke my head out of hibernation and get cracking on this whole 2018 thing. Part and … Continue reading On Starting Over…Again and Again

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Have you missed me? I took a few days off, perhaps you noticed. I'm at the end of my headcold. I feel silly for whining about it, especially when I have friends and family who have very real health issues, and I am complaining about a cold. In other words, I am very thankful that's all … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 83: When the Purging Bug Hits

I feel like crap today. I tried to fight off the cold but lost. I have a headache, sore throat, and am tired. I stayed up until midnight last night to watch our recording of the Steelers game. We couldn't watch it live because the son's flag football team made it to the finals! #exciting!  … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 83: When the Purging Bug Hits