A NEW PERSPECTIVE

“You don’t matter.” “Nobody cares.” “You’ll never be as good as ‘x’, so why bother?” “What a joke you are.” “You don’t fit in.” “Stop embarrassing yourself and just GIVE UP.”   These are all things I have told myself over the past several years, mostly regarding my...

DON’T BLINK

I heard my husband tell my sister-in-law the other day, “don’t blink.” Her children are 7 and 9, when it seems like just yesterday, they were in preschool. My own children are 16 and 18, not far from leaving “the nest”. As I survey the many photo cards we received for...

YOUR LIFE MATTERS

Last evening, I had the privilege of seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. For those unfamiliar with the story, it’s about a hard-working, humble man—George Bailey— who never really felt like he’d accomplished “big...

Random Thoughts on Writing and Publishing

I’ll be the first to admit lack of confidence has kept me from moving forward many times in my life. But sometimes it feels like all the confidence in the world won’t help if outside forces play a factor. I’m talking about my writing journey, of course. Before I...

UNIQUELY DESIGNED

  Yesterday as I sat in my accounting update class, I started wishing I had the same drive and passion for accounting work that I did for writing. My life would’ve been so much easier over the past seven years. No balancing work with writing, no feeling depressed...