Sunday SoulJourn: Hollywood, Here I Come

I’m preparing for a new SoulJourn in this my year of confidence! There will be a SPRING in my step come March as I spend the few months that follow in the city with stars in its eyes, on its billboards, and imprinted in its sidewalks. I’m packing a bag, driving from east to westContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Hollywood, Here I Come”

Days 95-97 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Motivational Monday Poem

HORIZON Lost, scared,   Alone, and unsure enter Hope is on the horizon     Climbing mountains   Scaling walls   Actual or symbolic     Moving forward   Toward destinations unseen   Take resolute steps   Even when your feet only brush the earth.

Days 74 & 75 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAYS 74 & 75: A Writing Career I’m a Writer? When people ask me what I do for a living, I have two answers: •    I am currently utilizing the temporary staffing format for expansion of my skill sets •    I am a writer The latter answer yields a significant amount of questions and sincereContinue reading “Days 74 & 75 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Days 71-73 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

Days 71 through 73: Reflections  The words I choose matter. I seldom spout opinions in the midst of sadness, frustration, or incomprehensible tragedy. I, instead, turn to the creative arts as a healthy form of expression and reflection. I am a writer. As such, I seek to share this treasured skill to help spread hope,Continue reading “Days 71-73 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Days 66-70 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

What a hectic week it has been! The 111 DWJ encountered obstacles both internal and external this week, hence the lack of a new post since Thanksgiving. In the midst of struggles, I seek refuge in my love of writing; I turned those hurdles into stepping stones through a Motivational Monday Tuesday poem. TRAVELING COMPANIONSContinue reading “Days 66-70 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Sixty-Two of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 62: Motivational Monday Poem Reach for the moon  Visible or hidden Dreams only a short distance away Don’t just make a wish, Make a decision    Keep your feet planted, Rooted in depth and perception A journey traveled in linear time A spirit unaccustomed to the restriction   Earth to sky And the in between Continue reading “Day Sixty-Two of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Forty-Eight of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Motivational Monday

DAY 48: MM poem – I Can Sea Clearly Vast are my dreams Wide are the possibilities  Can I navigate waters  Choppy and calm  Or require a rescue at sea I grab the oars  My hands splintered yet strong And row with hope and determination  My guiding lights I can clearly see  The beauty in theContinue reading “Day Forty-Eight of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Motivational Monday”

Day Forty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 44: Writing Ahead Social media hashtags have us looking back on Thursdays, but today I’m looking ahead! I spend the majority of my work breaks writing. I come home and continue writing. Before I visit the dream state, I write a little bit more. In the past five days I wrote over 8,000 wordsContinue reading “Day Forty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Forty of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Building a Bridge

DAY 40: Sunday SoulJourn – Fear Itself There are certain fears which are understandable – like arachnophobia and fear of heights. How about the ones that go unseen yet are equally impactful? Are you a commitment phobe? Do you fear the possibility of failure? Are you overly concerned with other people’s expectations and perceptions? DoContinue reading “Day Forty of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Building a Bridge”

Day Thirty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 34: Motivational Monday poem – Ancestral Seeds I often think of seeds planted Long before my body and spirit met The men and women who choices Defined not only their lives But fertilized the ground from which I stemmed I imagine the place they once called home And the steps they took to findContinue reading “Day Thirty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”