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Too Much Time On My Hands

For much of my adult life, I have found myself not having the opportunity to take time for myself. Whether it is because of life's responsibilities, or my own guilt holding me back. Now for this first time in I can't even tell you how long, I have more time for myself than I had ever … Continue reading Too Much Time On My Hands


Why Are We Here

"A life where they can wake up each day excited about it. Having a heart so full that all they want to do is scream out."

Through The Eyes Of A Child

If only we saw the world like a child.

Starting Today

I am finally taking the time again to write on my blog!

Brutal Strength

I don't think we as women think a lot about the inner strength we possess. What we put our hearts, minds, and bodies though is nothing short of mmiraclous. Maybe it is because I am still on a high from witnessing the birth of my third grandchild or utter exhaustion from being up for nearly … Continue reading Brutal Strength

Looking Past The What If’s

"I am no longer going to dwell in my past. I am going to enjoy the present with my family and friends and look forward to my future with the goals I have set for myself and enjoy achieving my dreams."

Middle-age Mayhem

For now, I am going to keep working on my dream and nothing is going to get in my way!


I often wonder where I would be without the inspiration I have been given in my life. Would I be sitting here typing this? Would I have the beautiful family and friends that I do? Would I be anywhere close to the person I am today? I can’t help but think about things like this because throughout my life I have had so many people who have inspired me. Whether it was to reach for my dreams or pull me up by my bootstraps when I had fallen, if it weren’t for some very special souls I wouldn’t be where I am today. What would have happened if I hadn’t been put in Mr. Steen’s English class where I developed a love for poetry (and him!). What if I hadn’t grown up with so many family members who were always there to talk and help me when I needed? What about Professor Bill Hotchkiss who was my college English professor who was my greatest writing inspiration? His faith in me and my writing are what kept me writing. What about the friends I have been blessed with who have helped me through the hardest times in my life? Last but certainly not least is my Mom. She instilled in me and my four siblings a Faith in God that carried us through even our darkest hour. This is something I will be eternally grateful for. I have been so blessed to have so many people who have inspired me. Through their love, advice, and experience, I have been able to overcome so many obstacles in my life to become someone I am proud to be. Even the smallest of gestures made a profound impact on my life. Just knowing that someone cared enough about me still brings tears to my eyes. I hope one day that through my writing I am able to do for others what so many have done for me. I want to make a difference in the lives of others- to give hem some hope. If one person was inspired by my writing then I will have succeeded.