Commencement 2021

Coronavirus interfered with many things this last year. One of the most important accomplishments for me was pushed to the side and forgotten. In February 2020 I was awarded my Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. While this may not seem like an important accomplishment to many, for me, it was a monumental stepping stone. InContinue reading “Commencement 2021”

My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!

My first creative non-fiction collaboration has been published! My team won the W.R.I.T.E. Challenge this year! You can read the article at: https://penmenreview.com/writing-resources/6-dos-and-donts-for-starting-a-new-writing-career/ I am super proud of my group for pulling this article off! Due to COVID-19 complications, my involvement was more limited than I intended, however I did pick out the author andContinue reading “My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!”

Coronavirus

Well, it’s official. My husband and our 16-month-old granddaughter have tested positive for COVID-19. My test results haven’t come back yet. We knew we were sick, but I honestly didn’t think it was “that sick” until my husband completely lost his sense of taste and smell. The baby, who is autistic and non-verbal at thisContinue reading “Coronavirus”

Second Chance Progress Check-In

Good morning and Happy New Year! It’s 2021 now, and things aren’t looking any better than last year. As such, I’ve decided to just focus on college, writing, and family. The world is chaos and I don’t like it. I lost my job, so I have some free time. Time to write. New medications areContinue reading “Second Chance Progress Check-In”

Happy Holidays!

I’m currently on a two-week winter break from college. It’s a much needed break. As last term ended, I was refreshing my brightspace classroom often, watching for final scores to be posted. My 4.0 GPA hanging precariously in the air. When the dust of the term settled, my GPA still sits at 4.0. I’m eternallyContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

It’s Been Awhile…

Well, NaNoWriMo was an absolute bust. I spent most of November buried in homework and sick. My final word count was just shy of 15,000. A dismal attempt, to say the least. With any luck, I will still be around next year to try again. As December arrived, and is now steadily passing me by,Continue reading “It’s Been Awhile…”

NaNoWriMo – A Reflection on Writing

November has been a whirlwind, and we are only ten days in. I signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month), so that has kept me occupied beyond belief. The election consumed several days from me. I will not discuss political opinions here, as that isn’t what I created this page for. Instead,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo – A Reflection on Writing”

Finding the Motivation to Write

After traveling home from Missouri, I’ve been really struggling this week to find the motivation to write a blog post. It’s not that there isn’t anything to write. Quite the opposite. There is so much I want to say that I cannot pick one single topic that is more important than the others. If youContinue reading “Finding the Motivation to Write”

Things Cancer Can’t Have From Me

I read somewhere that Cancer takes everything from you. I refuse to accept this. Yesterday started rough for me. After traveling all day and not getting much sleep the night before, I woke up moody. So did the baby. We were both a little ornery and sleepy. My brother and his two little kids cameContinue reading “Things Cancer Can’t Have From Me”