I like my seasons- as I’ve mentioned here before on many an occasion.  Though temperature-wise my favorites are spring and autumn, I will always have a very special love of winter. One of the reasons this is a special time of the year for me is possibility.  It has to do with the fact that our […]

Planning for 2016

Resolutions: I don’t usually make them.  Good intentions are nice, but commitments of this kind don’t usually work.  It’s better to have goals. I really feel like having concrete goals this year.  I’ve had them before, but I’ve always known in my heart that they weren’t set in stone.  While I know I will fail, […]

2015 in Detail

I’ve been reading my favorite bloggers dissect their past year this week and it got me inspired to do the same.  I always look forward at New Years, which is a good thing, but sometimes I wonder if I need to digest what has already happened so I can go forth with more focus and […]

The Artist’s Way

Though this is a personal exercise for me, I have started reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.  I am really trying to approach it seriously, doing morning pages and artists dates.  I also do the activities at the end of every chapter.  I’m hoping this puts me back in touch with my writer’s heart. I […]

Perpetual Vacation

I’m back from my vacation and I’m in the process of reflecting.  I’m always inspired when I return from somewhere other than home.  New surroundings always broaden the mind. It also affords clarity,  lessens stress and anxiety, and brings out the best qualities you possess.  You think differently, to put it in simpler terms.  At […]

A New Goal

Yesterday as I was browsing Amazon, I read an article about a writer who was “discovered” via a contest he entered on the website. It was the “Breakthrough Novel” Award, which is given out every year through Amazon.com, for several different genres: a. General Fiction b. Mystery/Thriller c. Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror d. Romance e. Young Adult […]