Last week I taught a group of 10 yr olds about literature. I’m pretty sure I book vomited all over them. Literally. Books everywhere. Pile and piles. I sang praises about all genres of books and how books make me the happiest, and how books are pretty much the best thing in the world. They just stared at me like the would much rather be doing something else. So after talking for 20 min or so, I finally acknowledged their… Keep Reading
I turn 30 in just over a week and I haven’t even had time to think about it… or prepare for it. Turning 20 was like, awesome!, but turning 30? WHOA! I am no longer young, I am no longer allowed to be immature. I’m supposed to know things, act adult-ish, and be mature. And let’s just say, I don’t feel adult-ish at all. So, I looked up 30 Things To Do Before You Turn 30 to see where I… Keep Reading
I attended the most wonderful writing conference last weekend and took a class from the fabulous Dr. Chris Crowe. He taught a new warm up for writing each day. Pick a topic and write a Word-Ku. Much like a Haiku, but 17 words instead. Set the timer for 3 minutes, then write. 5 words 7 words 5 words The topic picked was Nature: Rain swells and billows down wrapping the world in liquid blankets, invigorating, refreshing, renewing, creating new life…. Keep Reading
Yesterday I practiced my creativity in another form by capturing tulips with my camera. I walked for ever around endless paths of tulip flowers. I don’t know how many different variations there were but I loved them all. Here are my favorites: Which photo do you like better? I had fun editing the picture and couldn’t decide if I liked it better with the bright colors or the muted colors. What do you think? *All… Keep Reading
She stared at the sky threatening to rain and said, I know how you feel. Except, you’re allowed to cry and I’m not. They’ll tell me to be brave, but I just can’t. I want to be a cloud and burst into rain when I feel heavy, and answer to no one. Instead, she grit her teeth breathed in her rain and continued her walk.
We planted trees on Saturday and this makes me so happy. They are the first trees on my property and the first trees that have ever been mine. And trees are magical to me. We planted a peach tree, plum tree, and maple tree. Little blossoms perched on a branch, bristling in the wind, reaching for the sun. Soon you will be leaves and fruit to eat, but for now, you are beautiful. My peach tree blossoms Baby… Keep Reading