365 Reflections - Reflection 1

Last night was the first night of my first writing class. Well I suppose it wasn't really my first writing class. Technically, we all take writing classes in elementary school. But I digress... I tend to do that. My self editor jumps in and tries to justify my thoughts - whether good or bad, coherent or sloppy. Anyway, my task from this class is to, no surprise coming here, write. I cannot hope to make an income or develop a larger readership unless I produce.  And so I am making a commitment to produce....more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

R&R: Ripples and Reflections This is my first time participating in a photo challenge but I immediately knew what I wanted to write after reading the guidelines.  Here is the post:...more

The Dancer

He tipped his hat, let it roll down his arm, put it back on his head. He was on the floor and then back up again, moving with nimble grace. An appreciative semi-circle gathered , cheering him on, watching him dance.We had helped him to pick out the suit he was wearing. Who knew that he would be looking this good, three hours later? In silhouette, he recalled Michael Jackson in his heyday. He tipped his hat as he walked past us. The jacket sat perfectly on his slim shoulders.Who knew that he would be sleeping on the streets three hours from now?...more

Reverb 2013 - Day 2

Gift giving and receivingFor me, this year, the two are actually one - Baby Boy. I was given the pleasure of becoming his parent as well as having aided in giving Baby as a gift to Hun. Honestly, even with all the difficulties I've had to date, there is nothing better than him. This year was amazing in that way....more

Reverb 2013 - Day 1

I told Hun that I think I've lost my mind. Why?, he asks. Well, because I found two other things that sound fun out here in the blog world and I think I'm going to do them. No additional information given. I mean, I did get a little catching up done after finishing out November NaBloPoMo . But, challenges I like. I'm feeling a little re-invigorated right now, this evening. I do think I'll only do one challenge right now though. Sometimes it's hard enough getting one post done a day, let alone two.1 word for 2013: Change....more

I'm a Blogger, And Damn Proud of It!: Reflections from a #BlogHerNewbie Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, I left the first day of BlogHer '13 feeling both exhausted and energized, and ready to see what day two would bring....more
Love this.  I'm so bummed that I missed the Lean In circles, but the Unmarketing session at the ...more

Reflections on a year of clarity

For many of us New Year's Eve provides that time of year for looking back on the past year before looking forward to the next. For me, the last year has been all about seeing things more clearly. Learning to move in life’s sweet spot, which is what this blog is all about, has required lots of moments of clarity. And those moments have felt a bit like walking outside on a sunny day when it’s just snowed. The world is bright and glittery and so very beautiful, but the longer you stare at it, the more the view starts to hurt your eyes. Seeing clearly isn’t always pleasant....more

Backwards and Forwards

Like many people, I get reflective at the end of the year. I look back on the year that was and think about what I hope the New Year will be… Have you ever read one of you blog posts a year later? Well, I just did. ...more
@HomeRearedChef I hope that 2013 is an amazing year for you too... you really deserve it!  It is ...more

Reflections on Daily Blogging

I have a confession to make. I joined BlogHer's National Blog Posting Month to ease my guilt about shying away from National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) this year. Blogging daily seemed the least I could do to stand united with my fellow writers busting out 50,000 words in November. Even combining my total wordcount from blogging and works in progress, I didn't touch 50,000. My hats off to all NaNo winners....more
Thanks. I've enjoyed it... off to write! ;-)more