I'm getting there - these improbable beautiful, dangerous things are resurfacing. It looks like it'll take a bit - with a global pandemic and all. But I can let myself hope again about what lies ahead.
I don't know about you - but I don't feel super motivated today. Or since things started to get rougher last week. This COVID-19 situation is discouraging, right? It's having an impact on all of us - though I know some are feeling it more than others. I started telework today. But being that it's … Continue reading It’s Going to be Okay
Two years ago today, a six-year-old boy and his little sister walked into my home - sometime after 8:00 in the evening. Two years ago my life changed forever. The little boy I eventually expected to adopt, based on his case and plan, was a tiny six-year-old. Always hungry - physically, spiritually, and emotionally - … Continue reading The Day my Life Changed Forever
I haven't been writing. Not even a little bit. I did here or there once I became a foster mom. But honestly, it just wasn't happening. The fiction has gathered dust. I'm working on changing that. I have a non-fiction book forming in my mind, but I have several novels in progress that need to … Continue reading A Writer Who Doesn’t Write
I want to age like sea glass. Smoothed by tides, not broken. I want the currents of life to toss me around, shake me up and leave me feeling washed clean. I want my hard edges to soften as the years pass — made not weak, but supple. I want to ride the waves, go … Continue reading I Want to Age Like Sea Glass
You walked by me one day a couple of years ago, totally unaware I existed. I sat up and took notice. I thought maybe you were the most handsome man I'd ever laid eyes on. I know now that actually is the case. You feign calm indifference. But I see through you. Your gentleness and … Continue reading If a writer falls for you . . .
I took this photo about 10 years ago, at Disneyland - one of my favorite places on earth. That's probably the last time I was there. I can't wait to take another trip (hopefully with my son) soon. When I was growing up, Disneyland was such an inspiration to the creative dreamer in me. My … Continue reading Dreamers & Risk Takers
Sunday is the ever so weekly reminder that the work week has returned and I'm being drawn away from what I most want to be doing. It's Sunday night again. If you were here, our lazy day of rest would turn into a relaxed evening as we cook together. We would turn on the music … Continue reading Sunday Nights if You Were Here
That's me. I'm an author. I'm a dream chaser. There are some nay-sayers out there that wonder about all this "dream" talk. I get it. I really do. But let's look at this another way. What if your dream was better defined as that thing that makes you, you? What if your dreams are perfect … Continue reading Author * Dream Chaser
On Tuesday, September 11th, I evacuated with my mom, dog, and kiddo after a mandatory evacuation order was released, for my county. We spent just over a week away from home, due to the dangerous road conditions and flooding. We have had quite the eleven days. My beautiful eastern/coastal NC has been deeply marred … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Through My Eyes