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Changes

It’s been just over three years since my mom died. Three years of growth and change. Three years of SO many lessons that I’m not sure I can capture or convey all of them here. But, obviously, I’m about to give that a try. Shortly after she died I got a promotion at work to … Continue reading »

30 for 30

Every so often, I listen to TED talks. I use the mobil app and have it create random playlists based on what I’d like to hear. As usual, today I picked “inspired”. And they did just that. So much so that I’m going to try something new for 30 days. Actually 3 somethings that total … Continue reading »

My Three Words for 2016

For me, the hard part about the three words exercise each year is finding individual words that apply to multiple aspects of my life without needing entire sentences for them to make sense to me three months down the road. In previous years I’ve reflected on all of my previous words. If you want to … Continue reading »

Designs for writers

I’ve had a store on Zazzle for a while now and recently made some designs (and an entire category) for things for writers. My favorite thing to tell writers is, “Just. Keep. Writing.” so you can find that on a macbook cover, a mug, and on the front of my promotional shirts for this site. … Continue reading »

Turtle Do

A number of things collided and as a result, I now look like this: October is breast cancer awareness month. I’ve known a number of women who have had various types of cancers and lived through the surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. They all lost their hair. I have a habit of growing my hair long … Continue reading »

Gestating Words

In case you hadn’t heard, I’ll be birthing another book in the (relatively) near future. And much like an actual pregnancy, the closer I get to the end, the more I just want it to be over with. I’d have to go look through my tweets to see when I started working on this one, … Continue reading »

How has it been a year already?

One year ago today…about this time…my mom said she suddenly had a really bad headache and collapsed. Later that night, for reasons he couldn’t understand, before he could go to sleep, my middle son had to take items my mom had given him down from the shelf where they always sat, and put them on … Continue reading »

Asking for Help is Hard

This was originally posted late on the evening of March 10, 2014. By the time I got to work on the morning of the 11th, friends had donated $295.00 and it was all I could to keep from crying again. I am so blessed to ┬áhave so many amazing, caring, talented people in my life. … Continue reading »

No Dreaming About…The Three Things

I’ve explained this on twitter before. A series of tweets by way of an explanation for the occasional bizarre tweet that goes something like, “Tonight, no dreaming about clowns, rice krispy treats, or poodles”. (That was tonight’s by the way). But I wasn’t sure if I had ever offered up the full explanation in one … Continue reading »