NaNoWriMo Update!

I just updated my word count for the 14th day in a row and reached the 25K word count.  Feeling great about this year’s NaNoWriMo.  My story is coming along great.  I’m excited each day to see what will happen and I’m the author!  With two weeks to go,  I am feeling optimistic.  But we…

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NaNoWriMo: My 2nd Year!

Banner courtsey of NaNoWriMo.org For the month of November I may be scarce here at the blog.  For I’ll be working hard on reaching the target goal of 50,000 words in 30 days.  Last year I participated for the first time.  I was ill prepared, big time!  I came up with an idea a couple…

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My First Post on Medium

I published my first article on Medium!  I took the plunge and I did not spontaneously combust when I hit publish.  Click here to access it.  (“The Difference in April & July’s Camp NaNoWriMo:  A Personal Experience”) If you have not checked out Medium, I highly recommend it.  I love their content and the ability…

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A Kayaking Trip

As I sit back and take in my surroundings, an overwhelming sense of peace washes over me.  The aliveness of this moment is unmistakable.  I do not want it to end.  The sounds of nature surround me.  It is nearing dusk.  The forest is alive with animals preparing for night. I am floating along ever…

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1961 Desk Completes My Office

I finally have my desk for my “new” workstation.  A couple of months ago I wrote about having to set up an additional workspace to compromise with my partner using my original desk.  A few weeks ago we upgraded our laptop from the Microsoft Surface to a Think Pad.  Which I love by the way!…

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My 90-Year Old Grandmother

The end of April my maternal grandmother turned 90.  Ninety! That’s a little over twice as long as I have been alive.  Although she has been around the sun 90 times you wouldn’t know it by looking at her.  She has the usual gray/white hair and the wrinkled skin you would expect. Yet she volunteers…

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Camp NaNoWriMo: My Experience

Two days ago I completed Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who are not familiar, Camp takes place in April.  Unlike NaNoWriMo in November, you the participant set your goal. You decide on the project and your target goal of words or time to log during the month of April. I initially set a goal…

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Why Change is a Good Thing

Have you ever noticed many people seem afraid of change?  I often wonder why. Sure change can be sudden as with death, loss of a job, or a divorce.  Yet most times a change either unexpected or expected can bring about positive things in our lives.  A negative experience may lead to a good outcome…

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Anticipating Spring

Drumming my fingers on my desk I look outside.  The sun is shining.  It looks warm outside.  But it is not.  With the average highs ranging from the lower 40s to mid-50s I am awaiting consistent temperatures in the 60s and 70s.  (All temperatures are in Fahrenheit.)  Over the last few weeks we have had…

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Dealing With the Unexpected

A few weeks ago we faced a potential difficult situation.  With limited information we were unsure how this would affect our daily living.   When this happened it reminded me why I practice yoga and why I meditate daily. Both are beneficial but especially helpful in navigating life’s challenges and our chosen paths. My theme for…

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