Category Archives: Writing

Changing Goals

You may notice that I have been somewhat absent from this space in recent weeks and I’m here to come clean.

First, there’ve been a lot of things happening in my personal life that have taken up a lot of time and energy. Maintaining this space has definitely fallen by the wayside.

That being said, that doesn’t mean that writing hasn’t been part of my regular life. In fact, there has definitely been an uptick in writing which is why I would like to invite you to the spaces where you can find my work on a regular basis.

I continue to write for The Relationship Blogger where I cover a variety of topics but mostly focus on being a good partner and unpacking challenges that arise when you are parents of young children.

I’ve also been writing daily, okay week-daily, on SteemIt. I find writing there to be extremely gratifying because of the community, but also because I find it is worth the time from a financial perspective. I am planning a surprise that I am very excited to give and my time on SteemIt is allowing me to even consider this surprise. I am sorry to say, dear reader (except for Nateanite who will surely read this after I hit “publish”), that this surprise will remain nameless for several months.

In the coming months, I have some projects coming down the pipeline that I’m excited to share with you! One thing I can talk about now is that I am considering starting a YouTube channel. I recently had to give a group presentation to fulfill a degree requirement and it didn’t go really how I wanted (my group member started spouting off some 100% untrue things about John D. Rockefeller) and giving it again on my own terms seems like a fabulous way to reclaim my power in the presentation that I ended up putting together completely on my own.

 

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So, what do you say? Want to visit me someplace new?

 

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Beacon

I am privileged to be able to participate in this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge on The Carrot Ranch. The prompt I am responding to is “Beacon”. I hope you enjoy!

Beacon

“I know your name,”

She was standing at the kitchen sink, feeling low as she sipped her coffee. She looked up to see Moana.

As the tears flowed out she realized how invisible and alone she felt.

“What’s wrong, Mama?” Her little one ran over.

“I just love you so much,” she said.

Her little face lit up with a smile a mile wide that shone like a beacon, cutting through the darkness in her soul.

“I love you too, Mama.”

As they embraced the smile of the baby became another beacon of love that shone through the dark.

Seriously Funny

I generally think of myself as a serious person. Anybody who has read this gem knows that this self-impression is 100% false. I have serious thoughts and I take important things seriously, but I really am pretty goofy at heart.

Embracing these dichotomies about myself, for my post this week I’ve added a little poem to this fabulous photo my Nine Kopfer. This is similar to the regular, everyday, little rhymes that are just a regular part of life when you have little kids.

June 30 post
Wait a minute, we’re fish! Fish don’t blow dandelions!

Contentment

Every week, Charli over at the Carrot Ranch creates a prompt for 99-word flash fiction. This is my contribution for the week of June 6.

I hope you’ll hop over on Tuesday, June 7 for this week’s compilation about contentment.

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She was sitting on the deck listening to her children play while holding a steaming cup of coffee as the morning sun shone down as she closed her eyes, drinking in the sensations surrounding her.

“This is what perfect contentment feels like,” she thought.

“Mama, look!” Her toddler exclaimed excitedly.

She expected to see something remarkable. Maybe a butterfly or a squirrel scampering across the lawn.

She was not met with beauty, but danger! The baby had been trying for weeks to pull herself onto the ledge with no success. Today was the day the season of contentment ended.