It was around mid- to late-September that I bit the bullet and decided I would pursue a career as a freelance writer. It was an empowering feeling, for sure.It was also an overwhelming feeling. Where do I go from here? If you’re expecting me to answer that question with anything other than, “How the hell would I know?,” you’re going to be disappointed....more
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick
Welcome November! We have said goodbye to October, Halloween is over and we are on the cusp of the Holiday Season jumping in to full swing. This month alone we have Veteran’s Day which is a super important holiday around my house, Thanksgiving, and of course Black Friday (I mean that’s kind of like a holiday right?) My daughters 2nd birthday is also this month which is crazy just to think about!...more
I have a lot on my plate (so what else is new?). Sometimes I am running on empty. Right now is definitely one of those times. I give so much time and energy to my family, my job, my church calling, and the rest of my many responsibilities that I simply forget to give time and energy to ME. ...more
Last year's Halloween was our first in this house and you know, we had absolutely no idea what to expect. First off, we were both relative newbies to Halloween treat-giving, since both of our previous homes had been located in places that didn't attract trick-or-treaters (we had none at our condo, and one - TOTAL - showed up at our door in all of the four years we lived in the townhouse!). As well, it was a rather difficult and melancholy time for us around Halloween last year.
Over the past few weeks I have been running into something that vaguely resembles “writer’s block” (*shudder*). I hate that phrase: Writer’s Block. As if it’s a real thing. I just don’t believe in it. I refuse to believe in it, every writer’s pet excuse. But there it sits nonetheless, sure as the cat on my lap who I am trying to ignore, a shadowy figure on the periphery of my mind’s vision, fogging me up whenever I sit down to write.It has made me consider (momentarily) calling it a day on this writing business. There has to be an easier way to be alive in this world....more
I had to seriously think about this for a few minutes. I could be glib and say I'd give it all away to charity, but in reality like many other people in this world, my family, ALL of them could seriously benefit from one of us having access to what can only be considered a *landfall*....more