I was recently told by someone I greatly admire, “I don’t make resolutions, I make goals.” I had to pause a moment, for some reason that turned everything in my head around and the gears of my brain started to click. It had been such an accepted term all of my life, I never thought twice about it. It’s true! Why would we make a resolution instead of a goal? More
06 Jan 2014 2 Comments
20 Feb 2014 Leave a comment
As it is February, it may be the month of love, but I am left to ponder all of the people who have made a lasting impression on my life. I’m here to say, it is important to have mentors in life, to build positive relationships with caring people you meet along your journeys. Who do you look up to? Who has taught you a lesson in life, who challenges you? More
13 Dec 2013 Leave a comment
Its always been a struggle for me to find a packaged set of Christmas cards that I like. The style of card I prefer is anything but traditional. When a Christmas card has a black background or anything out of the norm, yet remains in a cool Christmas spirit, I’m hooked. So this year I thought to myself, why don’t I make my own, the sort of cards I would like to receive? More
05 Dec 2013 Leave a comment
I’m just about to finish my NaNoWriMo Novel, I’ve got a short story in the making and nearly finished, I’m not even halfway done with the handmade Christmas cards that I’m doing this year for my friends all around the world, and what do I do? I adopt a US Soldier on http://adoptaussoldier.org
03 Dec 2013 Leave a comment
After a solid month of writing nothing besides my NaNoWriMo novel, I’ve come out a month later with a lot more to say, and a fairly in depth novella! I introduce to you a winner and completed 50,000 words in a month novel excerpt.
Man sieht sich immer Zweimal
When a young woman decides to buy a series of one-way tickets across Europe, as a traveling single female, she learns quickly that she must trust her instincts. But then a foreign stranger offers her an opportunity she cannot refuse. Can she really trust in the kindness of strangers along the romantic cobblestone streets of Europe?
When Annie Surrey decides to explore Europe on her own after a yearlong study abroad, she never imagined what adventure might lay ahead. She becomes reliant upon the generosity of strangers without thinking of the cost. But Annie doesn’t find what she expected. She wiggles her way into the lives of some captivating strangers as her elaborate spider web of dreams, adventures, train rides, promises and encounters with strangers teach her the value of kindness. Her travels lead her not only to Barcelona and Madrid Spain, but the city of her dreams, Paris and beyond.
22 Oct 2013 Leave a comment
Es gab wenige Straßen durch dieses Stück der texanischen Wüste. Wahrscheinlich war das nächste lebendige Wesen mehrere Stunden weit entfernt. Es war eine Wüste und eine Strecke, die wenig bereist wurde. More
19 Oct 2013 Leave a comment
Artists often criticize; they interpret the world within a new light; they portray a point through imagery. The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka portrays a figure who is so obsessed with his own art and artistic interpretation, he takes it upon himself to torture his own body in order to criticize his onlookers, almost as the old ascetic Monks separated themselves in order to bring themselves closer to God. More