“We’ve learned that great tragedy gives us opportunities for great kindness. It’s like a needed reminder that the human spirit is alive and well despite all evidence to the contrary.” ~ Karen White, The Beach Trees Southern Girl at Heart I get asked ALL the time how this Northern New England girl fell in love with the South, in particular Charleston. ….
“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~ Ada Louise Huxtable Summer It is no secret I love summer. I am my happiest ….
“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~ E. L. Doctorow Gimme ALL the coffee Happy NaNoWriMo everybody! Today marks the beginning of an insanely crazy month. Where sleep depravity is real, word sprints a daily exercise, Stopping mid conversation to jot something down isn’t rude, and not having enough coffee is a potentially ….
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ~ Coretta Scott King THANK YOU JAMIE! I was generously nominated by the incredible Jamie at Don’t Give A Jam for not one, but TWO awards! Since life has been insane, I haven’t gotten around to doing them until now. But I honestly can ….
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Another Friday and with the smorgasbord of topics and updates, I felt there was only one way to do this, an edition of Friday Favorites. Firstly I am so sorry you guys. I know I am ridiculously behind ….
“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” Octavia E. Butler Struggling It seems like every quote I come across lately has spoken to my soul and this one in particular is yelling, I have been struggling something fierce the last few months. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I could do NaNoWriMo. In fact besides ….
“Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in.” ~ Louise Brown Ten Years First, Holy Expletive! Ten years! Ten years I have put myself through this torture. Ten years of word sprints, hundreds upon thousands of words, (over five hundred thousand) thirty days (three ….
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” ~ Thomas Aquinas I am still smiling from this past weekend. It really was one for the books and made my heart so full of happiness, love, and friendship. Not only did I get to meet Sarah from lifewithlilred, but I also got to meet Jenny from ….
“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Bloggers Weekend I can not even begin to describe how epic this past weekend was. Not only did I get to meet and have a friend slash blogger stay with me, but I actually got to meet two bloggers. (more on the latter well later!) ….
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol Cha-Cha-Changes Fall has always been a season to mark big changes for me. From taking social media breaks to switching up my look, starting classes to attempting a new hobby more so then any other time in the year, it is fraught with ….