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 […]

Day 11: An Angry Breakthrough

  The other day (Day 11, or 10, f*** it, I don’t even know at this point) I was driving and felt a wave of anger and exasperation overtake me. Hold on, ’cause I’m about to share it with you. [Warning: Bad words may be used.] I realized that holding on to this B.S. about […]

On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

    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 […]

On Moving and Life Lessons

In May things were looking good. The end of the school year was mere weeks away and I had a good, solid plan for transitioning from teaching into writing full-time. We had recently – finally, after nearly three years in the house – put the finishing touches on my office space. I was feeling really positive […]

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 […]