Category Archives: writing

First Post at 5 Minutes for Faith

I’m proud to be able to write for an online faith community as a monthly contributor. This is my first post at 5 Minutes for Faith:

When It Seems Winter Will Never End

Every February it hits me. The mid-winter slump.

Maybe you call it cabin fever or the winter blahs.

Whatever you call it makes us feel the same: unmotivated, a bit down, sleepy and dreaming of spring.

snow window

When the slump hits, I start browsing websites for Florida, the Bahamas, Hawaii…I plan a winter vacation knowing full well that I will not be walking on warm beaches or attending a luau.

I’m not going to those places because as a nursing student it’s not in the monetary or time budget right now. But it’s nice to think I might someday.

And so winter drags on.

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Don’t Feed Self-Doubt (Writing Contest Entry)

I am participating in the ‘Writing Contest: Overcoming Writer’s Doubt’ held by Positive Writer. – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/writing-contest-doubt/#sthash.zpj3nsQv.dpuf I am participating in the ‘Writing Contest: Overcoming Writer’s Doubt’ held by Positive Writer. – See more at: http://positivewriter.com/writing-contest-doubt/#sthash.zpj3nsQv.dpuf I am participating in the ‘Writing Contest: Overcoming Writer’s Doubt’ held by Positive Writer. The following isContinue Reading

Short Story On MidLife Collage

This is my third piece on this site that promotes us ‘mature’ writers out there–those over 40. Middle age offers tough challenges and great experiences that can bring a different perspective to life that we may have not had in our earlier decades. Tough challenges like returning to school, dealing with teenage children and acceptingContinue Reading

Is Fear Keeping You Vanilla?

Today is day 25 in the 31 day writing challenge. One of the recent writing prompts was on fear. My first post on this site was about fear. I wrote it because I began this blog to overcome the fear of failure. I wanted to overcome the fear of trying something new. I wanted toContinue Reading

My 500 Words

For the month of January I will be participating in the My 500 Words: A Writing Challenge by Jeff Goins. I missed day one as I didn’t hear about it until this morning–but I’m committed to finishing. My goals for this challenge are to make writing a daily habit and become more proficient at freeContinue Reading

Open Letter Challenge: Dear World…

This post is a little different as I am participating in the Open Letter Challenge writing contest by Josh Irby.  The following is my entry as I respond to An Open Letter to You from the Rest of the World. Dear Rest of the World,  I received your letter and I’m sorry to hear that you’reContinue Reading

Story in Midlife Collage Weekly Contest

I’ve found a great, free writing contest called Midlife Collage and they have a weekly writing contest for writers between the ages of 40 and 65. They choose five stories per week to be featured.  People can ‘like’ and comment during that week, then the judges will pick one story to be the winner.  They will take into accountContinue Reading