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Thanks for visiting the blog, a place where I share my love of reading, writing, literature, creativity, adventure and life. My hope is that it will inspire you to focus on your own creative endeavors, motivate you to pursue your dreams, and help you live life to the fullest. I love engaging with others, so go ahead and leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
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Where is This Supposed “Midlife Crisis?” Aging Into Confidence on the Back-Nine

So I'm now at the age that most people would call Midlife. My husband jokingly calls it “the Back Nine,” referring to the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course. I don’t play golf, but I certainly get the gist! When I was a [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Adventures, Gratitude|

A Visit to the New American Writers Museum: An Inspiring Afternoon with the Written Word

Last fall, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the new American Writers Museum in Chicago. The museum opened to the public in May 2017, and I visited in October 2017, only five months later. What a treat! I was accompanied by my writer friend [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Adventures, Reading, Writing, Writing Community|

Best Books of 2017: Recapping a Fantastic Year of Reading

2017 was a great year of reading! I set my Goodreads Challenge goal to 52 books, but managed to read 71 books in total. And I loved every minute of it! It is always so hard to choose my favorites because I almost always find [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Book Reviews, Reading|

Fan Girl Moment: Honored to Be Included in the Acknowledgments of a Writer Friend’s Upcoming Book!

Happiness is finding out that you have been given a shout out by one of your favorite authors who has become a writer friend that you had the pleasure of spending time with in person a few months ago. I am incredibly honored to be [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Reading, Writing Community|

Seeking Craft at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Retreat & Finding My Writing Tribe

Finding my Tribe On September 20th, I made my way from Northern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend my first Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) Retreat. I was eager to learn more craft and apply it to my writing. I was so looking forward [...]

The Contagious Nature of Gratitude: Changing My (and Others’) Mindset About Something I Dislike

Many of us have heard that when you express gratitude, it helps you overcome negativity, fear, and puts you in a positive mindset. Indeed, there are many studies that prove that if you keep a gratitude journal and list the things that you're grateful for [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Gratitude|