Tag Archives: inspiration

thank you, wonderful readers.

Today I reached 100 followers. I know it may not be a big deal to bloggers with thousands of followers, but it’s a very big deal to me. Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Danke. Grazie. Mahalo. Diakuju. One night, after a particularly bad … Continue reading

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what it’s really about.

I stumbled upon this today (post linked below) … and I love it. With my unemployment status, we have to cut way back on Christmas this year whether we make a conscious decision to do so or not. But so … Continue reading

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I write because…

I write because I must. I have never tried to stop… probably because I know I couldn’t. And why would I want to? I write because it makes me happy. Reality can sometimes be a bit of a disappointment (understatement… … Continue reading

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why I am here.

Journals. Stories. Letters. I’ve been writing since I was a kid. For years, my writing was confined to notebooks and paper kept safely hidden in drawers and closets. [Sometimes forgotten and later rediscovered…] And for years, I only shared my … Continue reading

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During my first pregnancy, my husband and I renovated my ‘whatever’ room. I had to clear out before my son’s arrival. And we had to deal with those hideous not-really-peach-but-not-really-pink walls we had never gotten around to painting. They were … Continue reading

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the five stages.

Denial. I am fine. It is normal for a teenager to have angst, to have bad days, to be sad. I’ll feel better tomorrow. Or the next day. There is nothing wrong with me. I’m not all that different from … Continue reading

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movies and music and arms.

Everything I write becomes a movie in my head. I’m not even sure which comes first – the words or the visions. But I always have both. I see my stories unfold. My characters take over and tell me what … Continue reading

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