parallels

There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels

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Until being strong is the only choice you have

As a writer, I've always believed in the magic of words and as a reader, I've often felt their power.  Stories and songs have that amazing ability to break through barriers and - teach, show, remind, and reach us.  Quotes can be the distilled form of that magic - few words, with a powerful punch. … Continue reading Until being strong is the only choice you have

Gone awry

Have you ever felt like your life was supposed to be different than this? Well, you're not alone.  When I was in college, I had a plan - I'd get married in my mid-twenties, have a job that made a difference in the world/that helped people,  first baby by 28, traditionally published novel at 30, … Continue reading Gone awry

Quotable Thursdays

When I was going through my divorce (mostly last year), I felt like I had wasted so much of my time with my ex...especially since things didn't work out and that I was missing out on my true self, my true destiny, and my true calling. And I'm sure I'm not the only person who sometimes … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays

Outrunning the bitterness

Life always has its challenges.  Big and small storms that can, if you let them, turn your outlook from sweet to bitter. Divorce (my most recent storm) is definitely one of life's challenges that can be thrown your way.  But how do you stop the terrible things in life from pushing you into bitterness? Well, I'd … Continue reading Outrunning the bitterness

Quotes for hard times

I love words - obviously, I'm a reader and a writer.  But I've always loved them and recognized the power in them. But you have already discovered that for yourself.  You already know that there's nothing like listening (and singing along, in my case) to a song when you're happy/sad/nostalgic. I love singing (more accurately … Continue reading Quotes for hard times