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 […]

Just When You Think You Have a Plan…

I have been working diligently for the past couple of months, working on getting past my internal barriers to success (by my definition). I enlisted a life coach, did my homework, made some breakthroughs and feel like I have a much clearer sense of purpose. My purpose in life is to stay present, curious, grateful, and […]

Four Truths and a Lie

Have you ever had to endure an icebreaker? You know, those painful exercises you are asked to do at the beginning of a workshop or seminar or retreat? “Now, turn to the person next to you and tell them about the last time you tried something new!”  Or, perhaps you have done this one: Tell them four […]

Following My Own Advice or Why I Have Friends Who Keep Me on Track

Thank goodness I have wise and patient friends. Who knows what bad decisions I would make without them to talk me off the shiny ledge. Today was a rough day. But in the spirit of true vulnerability and sharing the sweet and the sour of my writer’s life, let me tell you all about it. #causewhynot? Maybe […]