My Writing Journey

Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations

Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recently began seeking opportunities to expand my writing portfolio. The theme of this blog is "Living a Life of Writing," a phrase which summarizes my goal of spending more time focused on my writing. One way I hope to achieve this goal… Continue reading Gaining Experience Writing for Organizations

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Rivers

Photo by: Eddie Stigson on Unsplash I never learned to distinguish myself from the earth. In the beginning, my soul flourished within me, green and rich, following the blessing of the river. When the river dried and turned to dust, I found myself empty. I was a yucca plant in the sun, leaves raised to… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Rivers

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The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

Photo on Visualhunt Most of us can agree that writing is not usually as simple as having an idea and "writing it down." While inspiration does occasionally flow freely, most writers I've talked to believe that producing consistent writing takes determination and a lot of self-reflection. Writing can be tough and feel like a struggle… Continue reading The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

My Writing Journey

Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us

Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash I used to watch the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? In a segment called "Scenes From a Hat," the host would pull slips of paper from a hat that contained random scenes suggested by the audience. The cast would then improvise these scenes, and of course,… Continue reading Scenes from a Hat: The Stories Around Us

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Weekend Updates

Photo by Eric Rothermel on Unsplash This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and… Continue reading Weekend Updates

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Writing on Vacation

Photo by Dino Reichmuth on Unsplash My boyfriend and I took a trip to Denver this past week. He was sent here on a work conference, and we decided to stay in town for a few days after the conference ended to turn the trip into a vacation. While he has already flown home since… Continue reading Writing on Vacation

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Steps I Am Taking to Develop My Writing Portfolio

Photo by Beatriz Perez Moya I am happy to report that our little house in the country, once again, has internet. The stubbornly optimistic side of me overpowered the millennial part of me - I actually wasn't too upset we went so long without internet. I honestly think I even enjoyed the detachment from the… Continue reading Steps I Am Taking to Develop My Writing Portfolio

Reviews

Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago, I was in one of my reading moods and stopped by our local bookstore to browse the current selection. I picked up a couple of books, including Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (and just for $1.50!). I am a Sedaris fan and have read some of his other… Continue reading Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

My Writing Journey

Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges

Photo by Stephen Walker on Unsplash There used to be a motivational poster that circulated the teachers' classrooms when I was in grade school. Like all motivational posters, it served as an attempt to inspire students before they became fully jaded by life's injustices. Shoot for the moon, the poster read, even if you miss, you will land… Continue reading Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges

Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: The Way Home

What's the way home? There are so many ways I've taken, Countless roads that have led me here. Some were paved and offered no resistance, Others were arduous and left me weak. Some days I walked with company at my side And many I traveled alone. What's the way home? It's there, But it's fleeting… Continue reading Writing Exercise: The Way Home