Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
To tell you the truth, I'm severely burned out on the whole blogging business. I need an extended break. I know last time that break only lasted a few days. But this time...this time it's going to be longer - unless I have some very pertinent news to share.
I've been blogging for five years and it now feels like a chore. I don't want that. So I'm signing off for now.
Until next time!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In that same vein, I also caved to joining Facebook about a year ago after resisting it for so long. Not only have I re-connected with so, so many friends from high school, college, and past jobs (which has been pretty darn neat), but I've also been able to connect with other writers.
Just yesterday, I decided to join an online writing forum, AbsoluteWrite. I haven't been involved with an online writing forum for years. But after browsing through this community and finding so much support from its members, I decided to take the plunge.
What do I hope to achieve with all these writing connections? Numerous things including friendship, community, and support. But what I'm hoping to do now is find accountability and motivation. There's something to be said for seeing others continually work toward their goal. The writing forum I joined is great at that, and since I am in need of a bit of a push on that score, I joined. Plus, there are other like-minded writers, i.e. those who write during WW2, that is also a plus.
However, I do not want these connections to take place of the actual writing. That's why I'm hoping I can limit myself. My best writing time is in the evening, after work, and since I've spent nearly all day in front of a computer at the day job, staying away from the computer at home isn't that hard.
What about you? What writing connections do you make?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
We've traded pigtails and velcro shoes for long, straight hair and colorful Converse sneakers. But we've still got the stuffed dog.
And really, that's ok. When I see girls just a year older than her wearing make-up and short-shorts and too-tight tops, I thank God that my little girl is still a little girl. I'm not in any hurry for her to grow up.
Happy birthday, precious girl!
Monday, May 10, 2010
My daughter and I had lunch, then went to an art museum. Perfection!
How was your Mother's Day?
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
And, I admit, it's really fun to shop for journals. There are so many neat ones out there! This is the latest one I have:
It's become a place to unload my thoughts on just about anything: work, life, writing, relationships, family, and on and on. There's something about pouring it all out on the page that is incredibly therapeutic.
Do you journal? If you do, what does it look like?
Monday, May 03, 2010
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