It's been two months since my last post lamenting that it had been a month since the previous post. I haven't figured it out yet, but I'm pretty sure this is a metaphor for life. Slow steps forward on a slippery slope, nails dug in hoping to prevent a massive backslide, wishing I'd listened to … Continue reading The Art of Happiness
Looks like I'm posting about once a month these days. Not exactly the stellar writing performance I was going for. At least I'm still going. In a previous post, I committed myself to trying something new every week. I'm not sure I've stuck with that either, but I've made huge strides. As a incurable introvert and … Continue reading Resolve
2016 started off strongly for me, but it's ending with a massive thud. I can't just hope that 2017 will be better; I need to make it happen. I'm told that one of the best ways to initiate change is to state your intentions openly and freely. So here it is. My formal declaration to shake up my life … Continue reading Thistle & Ivy
I made it a full week before falling behind in my writing. Three days passed without typing a word, and then I was done. My NaNoWriMo championship quest is officially over. As is the 2016 election. And our local divisive referendum. And daylight saving time. And summer. Finally. I don't know about you, but I'm … Continue reading Uncle!
Looks like I'm attempting NaNoWriMo again this year. This was not my idea. My cousin coerced me with a one-line FB message. I am weak. As I have next to ZERO discretionary time now, no story ideas, and can't manage to blog for more than two days in a row, I predict a brilliant outcome. (Oooh! … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
Bear with me as I try to get back into the swing of blogging again. Writing is a skill that requires constant practice - especially for someone not naturally gifted in that area. Fortunately for me - though maybe not for you - the lack of talent has never really held me back. Prelude: I wish … Continue reading Gratitude
"Fake it 'til you make it". I used this catchy phrase repeatedly for years, hoping something would stick. Act like an artist and you'll become one Surround yourself with people you admire and you'll become like them Pretend others' thoughtless actions towards you don't hurt and they won't Smile hard enough and the sadness will go … Continue reading Fake It ‘Til You Make It