Category Archives: learning experiences

It may be cliche…transition is underway…

And I have so much to say….haha. I’ve become a cliche-driven individual. And I’m here to celebrate that status. Hey, I love words and cliches are groups of words. I offer no apology. With difficulty, I’ve decided that a major … Continue reading

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Ch..ch…ch…changes…

Now many of you are irritated that the David Bowie song is flitting through your head.  Don’t be annoyed, be happy with it!  Change is a mantle to be worn with grace, embrace it.  Do not let it burden you, … Continue reading

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Reading and viewing and mystery…

I’m a self-avowed mystery junkie and have no problem admitting it to anyone.  Since taking a Detective Fiction English elective in high school, I’ve enjoyed reading all types of mystery and thriller fiction along with true crime. The spate of … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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“Dance like no one is watching…”

This is a great reminder to us all.  We become so enmeshed in life that we forget to do the simple things.  We become so wrapped up in who we are, and who they are, and maybe we should be … Continue reading

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Atypical female thoughts…

The stereotype about women indicates we like to shop, have our nails done, have our hair done and dress up all of the time.  I’m happy to say I don’t fit that stereotype, not by a long shot.  Don’t get … Continue reading

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Gratitude

According to the dictionary, the word ‘gratitude” means a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. Seems like a simple concept, but for me it isn’t. I can say the words, I can feel appreciative, I can express my thanks. But am … Continue reading

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Carpe diem…but do we?

This simple Latin phrase loosely means “seize the day.”  It doesn’t intend a violent type of seizure but more of an enthusiastic embrace.  The two words are part of a longer phrase given to us by Horace:  “Carpe diem quam … Continue reading

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Lessons from the journey…

Persistence pays off!  Today I am heading out to buy the next charm for my journey bracelet.  So many of my friends have been instrumental in helping me overcome the setback I sustained this month.  Through their support and belief … Continue reading

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