August 3rd, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I’m not perfect. In fact, I’m far from it. You’ll probably see misspellings and grammar errors here and there. And I’ll admit that some of my posts were 100% mistakes on my part.
And you know what?
I’m pretty ecstatic about it.
And nope I’m not a masochist either.
I’ve just learned something important-you may say life changing-about mistakes over the years.
They are good things!
In fact, I’m almost too thrilled when another error has taken place.
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July 19th, 2010
I’m writing you this letter to let you know exactly how I feel about you. This has been a long time in coming. We’ve been together for years-7 to be exact! Seven years of an outpouring of emotions, writing to you about everything that’s been going on in my life. read more »
January 25th, 2010
These cold, winter days and heart-wrenching world news sometimes takes a toll, making faith and hope seem unattainable and impossible. Even as a writer writing this blog, I go through periods of self-doubt and uncertainty. That’s why finding inspirational websites and books are SO important to me! Here is my list of inspiring websites that make me ponder, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
- Beliefnet. The website that infuses religion and spirituality beautifully displays inspiring slideshows with quotes and articles that has a way of lifting my spirits and making me smile. Then, they came up with The Inspiration Report – a blog that does what I try to do here, inspire hope and optimism through uplifting stories. Read it and you’ll start craving a daily dose of good news.
- Tonic. The website that gives back. Inspiring articles and sustainable products make this one of my favorite sites to hang out in and one I wouldn’t mind writing for!
- Guideposts. Similar to Beliefnet, Guideposts provides more inspiration and less religion. It provides a wealth of information and articles on everything from dealing with pet loss to tear jerking true stories.
What about you? Any site that you visit for your daily dose of inspiration? If so, share the love here.
October 14th, 2009
The S words I’m quite familiar with as a wannabe writer. Here’s the rocky road of one dream pursuer. It’s not always easy. In the November 2009 issue of O, Oprah says, “What has made me successful is the ability to surrender my plans, dreams, and goals to a power that’s greater than other people and greater than myself.”
The hard part of that beautiful quote is the surrender part. Surrendering to what is and the possibility of what life can be is in great contrast to the shallow and often shaky dreams we believe will make us happy. What I’m learning on this very unpredictable and sometimes heartbreaking path is that success is another falsitude. If I’m dependent on external sources, positive feedback, and even job offers to make me believe that I’m healthy, wealthy and wise, then that happiness will be short-lived.
What an invaluable lesson that is. It is worth it’s wait in unpaid credit card bills, dreams of home ownership, and frequent trips abroad.
Here’s what’s key: There is a big, gigantic even, purpose waiting for all of us. We are here for a reason. There is much truth in what Oprah says. Maybe if we let go of the dream we think we need to be happy, we can surrender to and embrace a bigger dream.
I’m learning to not base my self-worth on the feedback I get from the outside world, which is a hard feat for a writer. But I also realized the harm that it does not only on myself, but on my future self. To get from here to where I want to be, I need to learn how to accept every moment-even if it’s a moment I’d rather not be experiencing.
The result? I feel a whole lot lighter, more hopeful and positive about the future and willing to let life play out for itself. I’m still working as hard as ever but also realizing that I don’t need positive responses to feel positive as a writer.