Miscellaneous

Thank You!!

It's the two year anniversary of my blog!As of today, I've written 62 posts, received over 3,100 views, and have 558 followers. Slowly but surely I'm building my tribe. (Still optimistically hoping for a thousand followers by end of year.)I have learned a lot about writing, blogging, and publishing over the last two years. I started… Continue reading Thank You!!

Writerly Life

Oh Calliope, Where Art Thou?

I have a confession to make. It's Thursday, and today I am struggling to honor my commitment/challenge to myself to blog twice a week, preferably on Mondays and Thursdays. Actually, I'm struggling to write anything. Life and illness keep getting in the way. I don't feel inspired or motivated. I haven't added any words to my… Continue reading Oh Calliope, Where Art Thou?

Biblical Bits, Getting Healthy

Encouragement from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

I've suffered from chronic and invisible illnesses since I was a teenager. Migraines at 15, endometriosis at 17, back issues thanks to a car accident in college, Crohn's Disease and Anylosing Spondylitis in my 20s, and then strokes which are probably symptomatic of a larger neurological disorder in my late 30s. I have frustrated family,… Continue reading Encouragement from the Woman with the Issue of Blood

My Life

Motivation to jump-start 2014

I love swimming. Seriously. I LOVE swimming. I don't place any stock in astrology, but I am a Pisces and I am fascinated by marine biology --especially dolphins and whales-- and my happy place is always near water, specifically the Pacific Ocean at sunset. Did I mention I love swimming? I grew up swimming in… Continue reading Motivation to jump-start 2014

My Life

Wishing You a Successful 2014

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ― Robert H. Schuller This question repeatedly popped up over the last month. It inspires dreaming. If I couldn't fail... If money wasn't an issue... If I had no one else to consider... What would I do? Do you know what you would… Continue reading Wishing You a Successful 2014

Writerly Life

It Takes Courage

“Creativity takes Courage” ~~Henri Matisse I think I have always known this, as I spent years lacking the courage to create anything considered artistic. I was able to sew, knit, cross-stitch, play piano, etc., and did those things well enough to earn 4-H ribbons at the county fair and win competitions; however, most of those… Continue reading It Takes Courage