Adventures in Volunteering:Community Garden

    I came across my third volunteering venue while working at the Community Table. I was busing tables when I looked up and saw a flyer for the Community Garden. I asked one the volunteers about it and they said they obtain a large portion of their donated produce from this resource.   So…

Write Outside- Country Fields Edition

Welcome Summer!  I hope everyone is enjoying the balmy weather and beautiful sunsets. What plans do you all have for the summer? We have a long awaited vacation coming up in August. I am happy to say my manuscript is in the hands of a professional editor. I met her at my first writer’s conference…

Adventures in Volunteering- Community Table

” Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte I learned of the Community Table from a fellow co-worker. They were my first choice in volunteer venues, but I learned they were on everyone else’s radar too. I made several attempts in January…

Adventures in Volunteering- PAWS

I’m almost half way through my adventures in volunteering. It came as no surprise that my experiences have been both rewarding and fun. What did surprise me was the difficulty I encountered getting scheduled at a volunteer venue. I knew I would have to work hard at making time to give my time. But I…

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…