Row80 Check in – NaNoWriMo Begins!

““If you wait for things to be perfect, you walk away with NOTHING. Just jump in and get started.” ― Jennifer Ritchie Payette It has been an interesting week. I wrote a book review for StoryDam on Wednesday, Wrote my outline for NaNoWriMo on Thursday with the book, Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker, … Read more

Row80 Check in

“When things feel murky and unsure, fine tuning our hearing so as to distinguish the voice of our Innermost Self brings clarity.” ― Kristi Bowman   If you didn’t read my last Wednesday’s check in (I didn’t write a check in on Sunday), it explains why I changed my mind and now I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. I … Read more

Row80 Wednesday Check in

“First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.” ― Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I. When I opened my email today, I discovered that Yarny is closing down in a couple of weeks. My jaw dropped! How … Read more

It’s Complicated – OctPoWriMo Day 20

“You break me the hardest, make me the strongest, and keep me the softest.” ― Coco J. Ginger     It’s complicated complicated beyond measure it’s true true we misunderstand each other often often trouble with different points of view   daughters are never easy, of course not not that it matters as my love … Read more

Row80 Sunday Check in

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” ― Margaret Mitchell My daughter, granddaughters, and their dog moved out on Thursday but my granddaughters were back on Friday as I still watch the girls 3 nights a week. So between the emotional roller coaster and watching them on Friday, Saturday (they went home … Read more

Magical Moments – OctPoWriMo Day 16

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire   Wind whispers secrets the leaves dancing on the breeze time fluttering by … Read more

Empowering – OctPoWriMo Day 12

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker   Angst pulls at my shirt Battering at my senses Calling for action Demanding that I pay attention Entering a state of awareness Falling into the stream Giving room for inspiration Having spun out of chaos … Read more

Row80 Sunday Writing Goals

“Creative living is a path for the brave. and we all know that when courage dies creativity dies with it. We all know that fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to desiccate in the hot sun.” –Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear  Last year I reached out to someone that was … Read more

The Void – OctPoWriMo Day 9

“…nor can we know ahead of the fact the unending absence that follows, the void, the very opposite of meaning, the relentless succession of moments during which we will confront the experience of meaningless itself.” ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking   open explosive out of bounds inward bound and on top of … Read more

Simple Things – OctPoWriMo Day 7

“…there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” ― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More Simple things … Read more

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