When I Win, You Win

By the time I realized where this blog was taking me, it was too late to turn back. I don’t say that as an admission of regret, rather I say it to record the truth. Because the truth also is, if I could have seen the future of my unfolding here, the unpacking of my…

Two Years After Quitting the Day Job

Two years ago, in July 2016, I quit my safe, comfortable, ten-minute commute, 9 to 5 job to pursue my writing dreams. Yep. I had just turned fifty and had been mildly content in that job for seven years. And by mildly content I mean, I only harbored violent fantasies about a handful of co-workers…

New Podcast Episode 031 – Two Angels On Assignment

I used to think I couldn’t talk about my mother because I thought to talk about her would be a denouncement of us both, like we failed in our roles as mother and daughter somehow, as if somethings were intrinsically wrong with us for not being able to go through life loving each other more…

Courage Not Guaranteed

My Dearest Lovely, No one is coming to meet you. There is no special guide or savior. You are going to have to travel this creative path and put your whole heart further into it. You are going to have to meet yourself.  People like you are not meant to make it because out here,…