Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 31: 48 Hours of Blog Lovin’

My writer self has had a fantastic 48 hours. #feelingthelove It started on the 4th with an email from a family friend who sent me a lovely email telling me, “You are such an amazing and talented writer. You dive in with so much grace and veracity in sharing your personal experiences. I’ve always admired […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Debut of “Vanilla Cookies” or Things I Enjoyed Recently

Several of my favorite bloggers offer a weekly round-up of sorts…a compendium of things they came across that made them pause, or smile, or inspired them in some way. I am joining them! Welcome to Vanilla Cookies: a weekly round-up of quotes, podcasts, books, websites, experiences, etc. that I found enjoyable or intriguing or inspiring over […]