Courage: Reflecting on 2014

The last few years, I’ve picked a word for the year ahead. I make goal lists also, but the word serves as my anchor. It’s a guiding value, and it becomes a filter for most decisions. I’m still deciding on my next word, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my previous…

My Favorite Reads This Year

I love hearing about what books others loved, so I figured a fun way to close out this year would be to share some of the books I loved reading this year. Note that this is not a list of books that came out this year, but a list of books I read this year.…

Dirt as a Blank Page

I’ve been battling some health issues for the past few weeks (months, if I’m being completely honest), and I am glad to say I’m finally beginning to feel a little better. I still need to sort some things out and I still have a long, slow (always slower than I’d like) road of healing ahead…

A New NaNoWriMo Experience

First, I want to start with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who left feedback on my first page post. It’s great to have lots of people look at¬†an opening, and I’m always fascinated at how varied the opinions can be. I’ll take a closer look at all of the¬†comments and incorporate the advice later…