Do What You Love

For so many years, if you had asked what my hobbies were, I would have strained my brain to think of something that I enjoyed doing just for me. Of course, I had always been a reader, but I kind of put that hobby into the same category as watching TV. While I was raising … Continue reading Do What You Love



2018 meant many things to many people.  For me, it was the year that I turned 50, which meant that it was a year of reflection.  For the first time, I celebrated-- actually celebrated--- my birthday month of July.  I bought t-shirts that announced my age and the year that I was born.  I reminded … Continue reading Clarity


I'd never been to Waco.  It probably isn't hard for a lot of people to imagine, because maybe they've never been to Waco either.   However, I grew up in Texarkana, only 4 hours away.  Not only had I never been to Waco until this summer, but I had probably only traveled as far as … Continue reading Waco

Writing (Shared from coolpeppermint)

Just perfect! This post describes why I love writing for ME. 🙂


handsSometimes I don’t really know what to write, and then I think oh, you shouldn’t write for the sake of writing, you should write because–because you’re trying to write something. Because you’re trying to convey something. Because there’s a story you have to tell, a thought to flesh out, a destination to get to. You’re driving your point home.

But I don’t always have a point or a story or destination. And then I remember how I used to squirrel away hours just stabbing down words, stringing together sentences, writing whatever I wanted just because. Because it was fun and it made me happy and I didn’t really care if people read it or loved it or hated it. It was like rubbing on unscented lotion. It’s therapeutic, no one really knows you’re wearing it, and it’s something you do for yourself. You’re not trying to leave behind little…

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