Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Inspired at BlogHer14

BlogHer14 Was A Blast!! I went to BlogHer14 not really knowing anybody and a little nervous about whether I’d fit in. The whole experience was an exercise in trusting my gut, reaching out, making friends, and building connections. I left rejuvenated and doubly committed to making blogging an essential part of my life. I have SO MUCH […]

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BlogHer Voices of the Year

Just checked my email and found this little gem Congratulations!  You are being honored as a 2014 BlogHer Voice of the Year for the following post: “When You Were My Age“  And I’m a wee bit excited… When You Were My Age is about my dad, who I miss dearly, but has made me into the woman […]

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Freshly Pressed Gratitude

A quick post to thank WordPress for featuring my post ‘Oklahoma‘ on Freshly Pressed yesterday, and to thank all the people who have stopped by to read the post. Thanks for the supportive comments and fresh follows. I’ve just started writing fiction, thanks to the writing prompts from WordPress and Trifecta. I appreciate the supportive […]

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Fictionary: Preventing The Extinction Of My Muffin Top

Originally posted on Funnier In Writing:
What Is Fictionary? It’s a clever word coined by my blogging buddy, Kylie, over at The Life of Kylie, that refers to new words, phrases, or new definitions for existing words or phrases – often punny in nature – created by people like me who have way too much time…

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