Open Road

 A blank page is like an open road– full of opportunities. ~ Cara Perciaccanto I had the pleasure of  listening to Terry Kay present at a writer’s seminar in Sylva, NC this past weekend. The sage author was full of helpful tips, witty banter and poignant one liners. The audience was sad to learn this…

First Writer’s Conference

  After two months of nervous excitement, the time came to break out of my literary and introvert comfort zone. I decided in January this would be the year I’d burst out of my comfortable yet isolating writing cocoon. I needed to meet other writers and artists who are called to the creative realm. Those…

Shared Poem on Volunteering

Please enjoy this poignant poem on volunteering from Love it Now! to volunteer… I don’t need to possess nor have more than you I don’t have to be ready to give nor to wait till my ego says: “that would be good for you” crossing the borders of separation I enter a world not divided…

Shared Post on Volunteerism

I plan to write about my take away from my first writer’s conference this weekend, but while my brain recoups, I wanted to share this post by Rach The Writer and Acha Harrison from Millionaire’s Digest about volunteerism. As I wrote on my blog in January here, I’ve set out on an adventure in volunteering…

A Question for Writers

  I’m having a writer’s crisis of conscious….   How do you all divide your week between work, family, friends and writing? What does the graph look like when you break it down into percentages?   As a wife with a full time job, the percentage I devote to writing each week varies but is…

Winter’s Edition of “Write Outside”

With spring like weather visiting the mountains of North Carolina, my husband and I took a short hike into the nearby national park. It was overcast when we started out,causing a slight chill to the air, but an hour into our hike the clouds scattered, leaving us to chase blue skies. On my next blog,…

Volunteering for the Introvert

Resolutions to improve my future have been a thing of the past for me. Too long I focused on my external shell- beauty, hair or skin improvements, food intake and waistline measurements. Wisdom that comes with time, and frustration over failed lofty resolutions caused me to let go of them. Last year I set goals…

Meet and Greet: 1/21/17

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
  It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!   Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it…

Frozen Vistas Melt my Heart

Get Outside and Write Outside -the Winter version “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” ~ Vesta Kelly “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live in the life you’ve imagined.”                 ~Henry David Thoreau…

Christmas Conundrum

What an ending to 2016! This year had high points but proved very challenging for our family. And December has proved that this year is going out with a bang… or kick in the teeth…and shins! In four weeks, I lost my aunt and suffered from the flu, strep throat, a fast and furious stomach…

In Memory of my Aunt and in Honor of my Uncle

Due to having both strep throat and the flu simultaneously, I am late to posting this. My Aunt passed away peacefully last Thursday ,following a 14 year fight with Alzheimers.  I wanted to re-post a blog I wrote two years ago after staying with my Aunt and Uncle in memory of my Aunt and in…

The Beat-Up Roasting Pan

I love to share this, my very first blog post, every Thanksgiving as it holds much meaning to me. It’s been published in a few papers and a magazine, so I feel these feelings resonate with others as well. Hope you enjoy-again!! What are your plans this Thanksgiving? Are you planning the big feast, trying…