February Blogging Challenge: Day 2 ~ Share Your Career Journey

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is an image representing my career journey: Ha! Right? The sad thing is, this is basically accurate! My so-called “career journey” has been more like a career spasm. Or a series of misguided adventures, some slightly more successful than others. Let me start by […]

Fearless Writing Day 3: Reflecting On My Bucket List

  After writing yesterday’s post about the bucket list I didn’t think I had until I started writing it down, I felt pretty darn good. My punch list is essentially filled with time spent with friends, family, and loved ones and the beautiful thing about that is I can do that every day. Sure, it’s […]

This Time Last Year or An Appreciation of Progress

I just got back from my second barre class. You’re supposed to feel like this: But I feel like this: Yes, that is a sloth climbing a tree. Seriously guys, within 5 minutes I am dripping sweat and within 20 I am nauseous and looking at the clock to see how much longer I have until the […]

Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.

There’s this idea out there – in Freelance Writer Land – that you are better off having a “niche” or a “speciality” if you are to be successful as a freelancer. While I, admittedly,  struggle with this idea, I do believe it is vital to have that clarity and understanding. Now, we all know (you […]

My Wish: On Bravery and Dreams

I love to write.  It’s that simple. This blog is about my lifelong journey as a writer, but also about my quest for bravery. I have struggled and fallen many, many times. I have been divorced twice. I have filed bankruptcy. I have left jobs and careers with nothing on the horizon other than a […]

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 […]