Allergies and nightmares

I’ve been thinking for weeks now, what to say.  And last night, when I couldn’t sleep YET again, I figured out my thoughts.  I’ve been reluctant, even afraid, to say anything at all because I didn’t think it was my moment to talk.  It’s NOT my voice that needs to be heard.  But today I […]

Upcoming April Poetry blogs

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while now already know that April is one of my favorite months: National Poetry Month!  Don’t you love this year’s poster (above)? It reminds me of hanging poems from the tree by the campfire at Highlights. If you’re new to my blog, then let me […]

Fear, Dragons, and Resources

I was doing perfectly fine until this morning.  And by fine, I mean I was so busy scrambling to cancel/rearrange/work/survive, that I didn’t have time to be afraid.  And that’s not to say I wasn’t worried, because BOY have I been worried about so many other people (my mom, my TA, my friends, etc.).  But […]

Let’s talk art process

I just participated in a wonderful SCBWI webinar today where an Art Director talked about portfolios.  If you’re a SCBWI member, I hope you take advantage of every webinar you find out about.  They’re super cheap and I’ve found them to be incredibly informational, even on topics I think I’ve already heard everything there is […]

New Decade, Same Journey

I hate resolutions.  I stopped making them as a teenager when I realized I was making the same ones every year and not actually accomplishing them (usually about my weight which I’ve NEVER been happy with).  At some point, I started using New Year’s as an assessment tool instead.  And over the last few years, […]

Thanksgiving and juggling

sigh!  Time is flying much faster this school year than I anticipated.  I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already!  Perhaps it’s because I’m SO overwhelmed from this school year or perhaps it’s because time passes anyway no matter what we do, but I wasn’t prepared to be here already.  Were you?

New Year, New Goal

I’m not usually one for setting goals for the new year as they feel forced and unrealistic.  BUT that has changed over the last couple of years.  I’ve started setting goals for my writing with an image I create and set as my computer’s wallpaper for the year to encourage and prod me ever onward.

We are shaken, but not defeated

First, let me thank all of you who reached out to find out if I was safe after the earthquake on Friday.  I’m safe and so are my hubby, family, and friends.  It was terrifying, but we all survived it.  We’re picking up the pieces and trying to return to normal as quickly as possible.  […]