Thanksgiving

My heart is ready for Thanksgiving. Most years Thanksgiving kind of sneaks up on me. To be transparent with you, I've had some awful Thanksgivings in the past, and I usually try not to think about the holiday season until it's unavoidable. I want to like this holiday more than I actually do, as...

It’s Fine

Do you ever talk to yourself? I do. In its purest form, isn't being an author telling yourself a story and then writing it down to share with others? Not all my internal monologue is story-related. Often I'm planning or processing things about my day, making decisions or adjustments as needed....

Stings and Steps

Three weeks ago I was stung by a wasp. It was my first experience with a wasp sting, and though the immediate pain was intense, I felt like my reaction overall was pretty mild. Then, nine days later, the site broke out in hives and my arm was fevered and itchy. I'd never heard of a delayed...

Lifted Dreams

Last week I sent my book proposal to an editor at a publishing house for the very first time. That’s a really big deal! This business moves very slowly, so I know it will be a couple months before I hear anything, but I am much more excited than nervous. Sure, she could get back to me with a “no...

Be Present

This year has been such a rush. Particularly May and June. The end of the school year is always busy, but for about seven weeks I had a crazy amount of responsibilities, opportunities, and personal developments that all collided at the same time. Whew. I’m sure you’ve been there a time or two in...

Personal Learning

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