hello courage

I've spent the better part of an hour letting my last cup of coffee grow cold, sifting through pounds of advice on how to overcome writer's block, looking for that one perfect and inspiring blog prompt. It finally struck me, though, that my three-month long writing drought  is not due to insufficient inspiration or a … Continue reading hello courage

I think I’ve given up on my writing goals

The week started out promising. I wrote a blog post on Monday inspired by Just.Be.Enough. But then, I wrote a grocery list, a couple of checks, started posts that never got finished, and edited a 5th grader's paper about discrimination and the book The Cay. So this morning, when I read the Red Writing Hood … Continue reading I think I’ve given up on my writing goals

A Passionate Life

Passion can be defined as an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction. The kind of feeling that stays with you from dusk until dawn, constantly running rampant inside your soul. Never ceasing. Over Thanksgiving break we watched the movie Dead Poets Society. It is one of DW's favorites. He was shocked to find out that my brothers and … Continue reading A Passionate Life

Ask and You Shall Receive

I've spent a lot of energy thinking about what I want to be when I grow up. Believing I am a writer has been sort of a slow evolution. I've always thought of myself as a creative person who happens to be good at writing. However, it never came up in conversations, even after I … Continue reading Ask and You Shall Receive

A Writer’s Love Letter

  "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great."           - Mark Twain   Salary.com estimates that the average stay-at-home mom works 92 hours a week, and over half of those hours are over-time hours. It's … Continue reading A Writer’s Love Letter