an odd pursuit for a shy person

My family and friends don’t always know what I’m thinking, yet I put my innermost thoughts on the page for the world to read. I regularly ask myself, “Why? Who wants to know?”

Writing memoir and personal essays goes beyond the satisfaction of expressing essential truths in my life; I’m always searching for truths that touch others. When readers are moved, I’ve done my job. That’s why I write.

From the WordSisters Blog

Mom’s Inspiration
I, too, regularly rededicate myself to the effort of being my better self. Continue reading

A New Year Blessing
This poem by Celtic poet John O’Donohue  has touched me each time I’ve seen it recently, so in that spirit, I’m sharing it with you– A New Year Blessing On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you … Continue reading


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