Achievements — Week 1

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.

–Wayne Dyer

As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”

My Photo of the Year for 2017

My cheeky sidekicks have brought me so much joy this year!  This sweet little pair makes me laugh, and they brighten my world.   I sure do love my little furbabies.  And so did everyone else, for they received the most likes on all the photos that I entered this year in The Daily Post Photo Challenges.



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The Daily Post – 2017 Favorites

Reaching my Goal

Crossing the stage with my diploma in hand was a very emotional milestone for me.  It was the culmination of years of hard work that had finally ended.  My mom and my daughter were in the stands which made the moment extra special for me.  At times, I often wondered if my graduation day would ever arrive, for I put in many long hours while working part-time.  During those years, I became a single mother too which added another level of stress.  Looking back, I realized that keeping busy with school helped keep me sane as my marriage crumbled around me.  It also gave me the extra push I needed to continue because, sink or swim, I was on my own. Continue reading “Reaching my Goal”

My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories

Start a New Year’s Resolution. Begin preserving your family stories in 2018!

Tales of a Family

Who wants to preserve family memories for those who follow in our footsteps?

As I reflect on this past year of my writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I have a sense of pride and a sense of accomplishment. For once this challenge ends, I will have 52+ stories about my family. Through this writing adventure, I have discovered so much about my ancestors and even a little about myself, and I really hate to see it end!   So I have created a new writing challenge for 2018, but this time, I believe writers should also include more personal narratives to add their family history. To keep me moving forward on this journey, I have started a new writing challenge called My Tales. It would be fun to have family bloggers join in with this writing adventure. Who is with me?

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In the Woods – Part Four

Mariah quickly marched through the woods, racing to find solitude in her own home.  The girls had a hard time keeping up with their mother.  Although the two girls had many questions about their great-grandmother, they also knew that now wasn’t the proper time to question their mother, for they could observe their mother’s inner turmoil.  Once their home came into view, Mariah raced to her home to find the necessary seclusion of her bedroom.  Esther and Sally watched their mother as she sprinted across the field.  They never witnessed their mother in such a state, and it frightened them. Continue reading “In the Woods – Part Four”

In the Woods Part Two

The two sisters had walked quite a distance, and they had lost all track of time.   The girls were tired, and still, Miss Ella’s cabin was nowhere in sight.  Often, the woods could be eerie in the daytime, but late at night, it was almost unbearable.  Every little sound was magnified, and Sally was frightened. Continue reading “In the Woods Part Two”