Journaling for Life – Professionally and Personally

Journaling is something I have done periodically throughout my life. It started with a diary that my dad bought me when I was 5, and my mom would transcribe for me as I dictated. I recorded events and feelings as I grew - the big family moves, those momentous high school milestones and the emotional … Continue reading Journaling for Life – Professionally and Personally

First Impressions and the Long Haul

Ever notice that in some friendships, when you really get to know someone, you tend to stop paying attention to or caring about those minor outward traits like what they are wearing or how they styled their hair? When you might have seen someone who was "sloppy" or "nerdy" or "loose," or even "polished" or … Continue reading First Impressions and the Long Haul

Say, “Yes”!

We were playing a version of the $20,000 Pyramid's Winner's Circle recently with some tween-aged girls at the After School Writing Club I lead with BreckCreate. The category was, "Things Parents Say." The first thing the clue-giver said was, "No!" Is that what parents are known for? The nay-sayer, the joy-kill, the hammer. We all laughed, but … Continue reading Say, “Yes”!