I've been very fortunate in my life to meet great people at the bus stop. Some are “bus stop friends” where we catch up at the bus stop or sitting on the bus on the way home. Others I can now call friends away from the bus stop. We know each other’s birthdays. We celebrate … Continue reading My alphabet year !
I’ve been thinking about posts for 2019. I’m seeing challenges on various blogs from no shopping, more reading and less eating variety. I’m not someone who likes to set a total ban on my activities. So I’m going to challenge myself and hopefully you to something different. A monthly challenge broken down weekly. I’ll report … Continue reading A year of challenges – this month self-care
I found this challenge on Pinterest and decided to tackle it Check out Chapter Friday for all the details on this 7 day creative challenge. Day 1 for me was easy. It was walking. Well, half the year I walk back and forth to work (just under 5 K) so already in my schedule. I don't like … Continue reading 7 Day Creative Challenge
This is my month of challenges. Check out Sacha Black writespiration 120 - 52-weeks-in-52-words week 24/ it is unique in that each week she gives a writing prompt and you only have 52 words to express yourself. This week's prompt is "the blood curdling phone call in the middle of the night". Here it goes. I have … Continue reading Writespiration 52 weeks in 52 words
I decided to challenge myself this month by participating in blog challenges (see my challenge post here). Linda G Hill Life in progress has a few - check them out. This week I am doing One-line Wednesday with Linda and other creatives. Head over to Linda G Hill Life in progress for the whole scope. Here it goes. … Continue reading One-liner Wednesday – back to the future !
I listened to a podcast over at me and Orla with Xanthe Berkeley. They discussed creativity and how we often set ourselves up to fail and how to combat that. We often compare ourselves to someone already established. Not taking into account that they might have spent years as a beginner practicing their art. The only person … Continue reading Idea for moving forward with…….
This is my sixth month of a different kind of monthly challenge. Half way through the year! Check the links at the end of the post for previous monthly challenges. Last month I challenged myself to send 2-5 items of snail mail. I have a box of cards so I dug into that and had … Continue reading A different kind of monthly challenge – creative prompts
I do feel life's a journey as we all know the final destination. So, I'm thinking, if we break our journey up in decades or chapters what do we want our story for that time period to be? To begin with I think we have to prepare our bodies and minds for our journey. Finding … Continue reading Creating the life we need and want – are we optimizing yet?
I think we have all heard "what you often see or dislike in others is something you should be working on in yourself." Well, this happened to me recently - along with countless other times in my life - but this time I caught myself right away. I could feel myself filling up with angry … Continue reading Learning opportunities other people give us – freely!
I confess I am a self-help junkie. I enjoy finding a book that will challenge me to think differently and/or push my boundaries. Two books I have read and completed more than once are: Cheryl Richardson Life Makeovers. Broken down into 52 chapters on practical & inspiring ways to improve your life one week at a … Continue reading What I am learning as a blogger and more