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  • Be Still

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    I don’t know about y’all, but man oh man is the writer’s block in full force these days. I’m not exactly sure what the culprit is, but I’m willing to bet that our family’s hectic schedule is somewhat to blame. End of the year school …

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  • Dear Child of Nature…

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    DEAR Child of Nature, let them rail! –There is a nest in a green dale, A harbour and a hold; Where thou, a Wife and Friend, shalt see Thy own heart-stirring days, and be A light to young and old. There, healthy as a shepherd …

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  • What is Your Purpose?

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    Hello to all of the traveling souls out there! I came across this photo the other day and it really blew me away. I think most of us struggle with seeking our purpose. Have you found yours? This photo made so much sense to me. …

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  • For The Keepers of the Books

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    I sit in the calm quiet of the library as my children pour over the shelves upon shelves of books and I realize how very much at home I feel here. I wouldn’t necessarily identify myself as a bibliophile. I don’t have bookcases full of …

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  • Spring: Renewing My Motivation

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    I find it incredibly difficult to find motivation in the winter months. I’m sure there are plenty of creative beings out there who see wonder in every snowflake, who are invigorated by the stark cold, who delve into their art form while cooped up in …

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  • Mockingbird has a Watchman

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    In my last post, I honored late bloomers in writing and encouraged everyone to remember that it’s never too late to chase a dream and develop a talent, whether for the first time or as a rediscovery. (Read that post here.) Shortly thereafter, it was announced …

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  • Late Bloomers

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    So many of us feel like success must be achieved on a timeline that puts us beyond opportunity by a certain age. For me, that age was 35…which I surpassed recently. And while I have many accomplishments that I am incredibly proud of—namely my children—I …

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  • Happy Holidays & Happy New Year

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    It’s a busy time of year for everyone, and it can be incredibly difficult to carve out time for writing with the hustle and bustle surrounding you. And that’s OK! Taking a break is imperative to refresh creativity. Allow yourself to step away without guilt …

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  • Are You Still a Writer?

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    If you are a writer, but aren’t currently writing, are you still a writer? Does the adage “once a writer always a writer” apply? Is a parent without a child still a parent? Is a farmer without a farm still a farmer? Is a teacher …

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  • Take a Walk & Listen to Your Heart

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    This morning I joined my 2nd grader and many of his classmates in a national “Walk to School” effort. My son’s excitement over this event has been building for days and he couldn’t wait to meet up with classmates at our community library to make …

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