Library Graduate School: Art or Science

I am in arts-focused writer who entered into a science-based graduate program; a necessity to pursue a career in libraries or archival studies. Yet my love for those fields stems not from an intellectual, scientific mind but rather an artistic spirit who celebrates the art of language. I feel inspired, motivated, and energized when surroundedContinue reading “Library Graduate School: Art or Science”

Exciting Update: Working on a New Project

Hold on to your pencils, my fellow artistic spirits, ’cause I’m working on a special project! This new venture is in its infancy, but I’m realllllly excited. All I’ll say is…if you enjoy reading the Motivational Monday poems, you might want to stay tuned for more exciting news in the weeks and months to come!

Days 22 & 23 of the Love Write Now Pledge

LOVE LOVE LOVE Our world’s wounded in ways I can’t comprehend nor heal, and yet I yearn to help. What can one person do in the midst of so much chaos, hatred, and intolerance? Learn and love – that’s a perfect place for me to start. I do not claim to be a learned individualContinue reading “Days 22 & 23 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Days 19-21 of the Love Write Now Pledge

Unless I pull myself together and write roughly 1,500 words daily over the course of 37 days, I won’t reach my goal of a finished draft (second book) by April 1st. I don’t always see goals through to completion: it’s an issue I’m very much aware of. Why do I give up so easily? LackContinue reading “Days 19-21 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Days 17 & 18 of the Love Write Now Pledge

I’m more a Spring kind of girl, and yet, most of my creative inspiration this week has come from Winter’s beauty. I created a winter wonderland in the draft of my second book, watched documentaries about the Nordic regions, and took pictures of ice crystals on my windshield. I’ve learned to be more present, awareContinue reading “Days 17 & 18 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Days 15 & 16 of the Love Write Now Pledge

Two days ago I wrote about my issues with low self-esteem, and it’s taken 48 hours for me to knock it the heck off! 😉 Sooooo, today’s blog post entry is a celebration of ME. Not in a “Look at me” way; more like “I’m awesome even when I don’t feel awesome.” I’m Awesome Because…Continue reading “Days 15 & 16 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Day 14 of the Love Write Now Pledge

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with self-doubt and low self-esteem. I see a scarred woman in the mirror who’s pretty but not beautiful, artistic not talented, and content but not fulfilled. I see my beauty when I’m my most joyful and passionate; when I am in my element. my head, andContinue reading “Day 14 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Days 12 & 13 of the Love Write Now Pledge

I spent yesterday and today surrounded by that which I love: family, writing, books, and genealogy. Between watching my 7-year-old niece cheat at basic card games and breaking through a genealogical brick wall, I fell asleep with joy and pride in my heart. Today, Valentine’s Day, I shared this day with some of my favoriteContinue reading “Days 12 & 13 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Day 11 of the Love Write Now Pledge

Every now and again, when in need of a writing boost, I seek out the beauty of nature. Such was the case today! I found a bench near a nearby lake, gazed out on the frozen water, and felt refreshed. I wrote feverishly as seagulls squawked and the crisp wind blew, reminded that beauty existsContinue reading “Day 11 of the Love Write Now Pledge”

Day 10 of the Love Write Now Pledge

Fun fact about me – I will randomly burst out in musical theatre songs. I. Love. Musicals. 🥰😍🥰🎭 My love affair with musical theatre began as a young child whose parents played soundtracks for me when I was sick. From then on, my spirit knew its home. I’ve written many times about the various showsContinue reading “Day 10 of the Love Write Now Pledge”