A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. Abraham Maslow Chicken soup from my partner means the world to me. I’m not sure when it started but every time he makes it, it lights up my life. Today we celebrated our wedding anniversary and I found the night very peaceful and comforting.Continue reading “Chicken Soup”
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. Mary Dunbar It is, isn’t it. I love this adventure of discovering myself. This quote means more to me today than it would have 10 years ago. Makes me wonder what itContinue reading “What’s it Mean Today?”
I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath but I can’t think of one. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Oh how I loves baths. I like to put on relaxing vibes, exfoliate my face, and wash my hair first then I sink into a hot bath with not a. worryContinue reading “Hot Baths”
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. Phil Collins I like that we’re made this way as human beans. I always learn when I teach (which isn’t very often). It can be a vulnerable thing, teaching. Especially when you’re new but what’s great is that it goes both ways. It canContinue reading “Vulnerability”
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” Tom Hiddleston I love how Tom’s quote (above) says one foot in front of the other. IContinue reading “Climbing Mountains”
“I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.” Zoe Saldana I’ve learned this and it changed my life! What is it about learning to keep yourself company that makes life so grand?
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson There’s so many possibilities right now. When I first started this post, I was going to say, “there’s so many possibilities tomorrow!” but after I saw it in writing, I was reminded about how many possibilities I have in front of me right now. I used to put aContinue reading “Possibility”
That’s what you’re looking for as a writer when you’re working. You’re looking for your own freedom. Philip Roth A great way to shift this perspective is that you’re not writing to be free but you’re writing because you are free to write.
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. Catherine Drinker Bowen I’m working on a part of my book and I’m feeling like I can’t find the right words to express the story in a way that I want. What do I want? SomethingContinue reading ““Come Upon” the Right Word”
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Anne Lamott I want to spit out perfect first drafts. It’s true. But what really really helps me deal with the perfectionist monster is making myself write these blog posts everyday. Some days they are great! Most days I’m just keepingContinue reading “Let’s Get Started!”