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 […]

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 […]

Daily Blog Challenge Day 7 – What has been your greatest success in life so far?

I’m sure it says something about my make up that this is a difficult question for me to answer. I had to sit and think about it for a while…of course, the first thing that comes to mind is surviving the embarrassing moment I shared with you yesterday. Sometimes, there are many little successes in […]

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 […]

I’m officially a Badass!

Hey Peeps! Wanted to share a bit of AWESOMNESS with you this afternoon – I am honored to be on the cover of April’s BADASSERY MAGAZINE!  Big Props to dear friend and photographer, Michelle Riddle, for the cover-worthy shot. And to the team at Badassery for printing my poem, Pussy Has 9 Lives! #yourock Woot […]

**it can be heavy or it can be light

Once upon a time I had a big athletic goal. It was to be a good enough track athlete to compete internationally. Not necessarily the Olympics, I would have been happy enough to travel for a summer on the second tier international circuit. I knew two people who had done it, one of whom my […]