It's time, everyone! Join the BlogHer.com NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) blog roll and commit to write (photograph, draw, craft poetry, whatever) every single day this month!
Every November, thousands of bloggers make this commitment to ...more
Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds.
Blogging daily is not just a test of endurance; it's also an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself: How you write, what your blog means to you, and where you should focus. We're celebrating the close of National Blog Posting Month with some inspiring quotes by bloggers who took the challenge -- you might be surprised by what they learned.
It's no secret that I'm a devoted reader and unapologetic book geek. A day without at least a little time to curl up with a good book seems gray and somehow empty. It's been that way since I was old enough to hold up a book on my own and sound out the words on the page....more
I missed yesterday's blog challenge because I got super busy with work and Christmas Shopping, but I really really really love this prompt so I'm going to write about it instead of today's promt.Tell us about a time you took the less traveled path.This is pretty much the story of my life and I know my mom is probably rolling her eyes and nodding her head as she reads this. My sister too. ...more
When I headed to the health club showers, I saw that my two favorites were occupied -- one by a person and one by stuff. On the door was a towel, which I could easily ignore, but inside the shower, carefully laid out, ready to use, were some stranger's toiletries. I saw no one around and considered simply showering there anyway.Dare I move her belongings out of the shower? Simply scoot her stuff over and use the shower anyway?No....more
You may remember a post I wrote last spring where I shared that I'd purchased a copy of The Artist's Way (by Julia Cameron) and was planning to work through the 12-week program over the summer.
When I am old and have nothing more to do but sit at a window, daydreaming my way through the scenes of my life, this song and the moment it evokes will most likely be on constant repeat.'Remembering when, I saw your face, shining my way' will always remind me of the first time I looked into my daughter's eyes. It was the biggest shock of my life....more