Dreams, Fear, Writing

Not believing myself

I will not do things I don't love again! My promise to myself when I turned the big 5-0. Yet, here I am at 57 working in a job that doesn't fulfill my artistic side at any level. How often have I created a mantra then not lived it? Singing? Acting? Writing? Friendships? I've decided,… Continue reading Not believing myself

Motherhood, Writing

Motherhood and Letting Go

  Maybe I’ll blog, I think with no real intention (again) of putting effort behind the thought. But then, today, I read the blog of a “friend”--basically someone I met while studying for my MFA- whose words have always touched me in ways I can’t explain. Today they made me cry while I read them.… Continue reading Motherhood and Letting Go

Dreams, Motherhood, Writing

Not Where I Thought I’d Be

I’m walking the halls of a middle school headed into the Media Center (what used to be called the Library) where I work. As I open the door I’m surrounded by books. Thousands of them. Written by writers I admire, and some that I don’t. I can’t help but think about the millions of words… Continue reading Not Where I Thought I’d Be

Motherhood, Writing

The Cookbook

I am updating a family cookbook for an upcoming family reunion.  This isn't writing, per se.  More like copying old recipes my mother had written down and given to us years ago.  We have added about 80 family members since then so I felt like we needed to add new family recipes to the ones… Continue reading The Cookbook