About Life, About Writing, Inspirational Musings

From Baby to Book and Everything in Between

I am coming to you from a super high of emotions this week. My little sister had her first baby, and I was honored to assist her through her labor and delivery. I have to say that it was a completely different perspective from what I was used to (being the one giving birth before), and… Continue reading From Baby to Book and Everything in Between

About Life, About Writing, Inspirational Musings

Patience, Loneliness, & Writing

When I think of how much I've learned and the opportunities I've been given in life, I can't help feeling overwhelmed with gratitude. From the little things to the big things, everything we experience is a chance to thank our Maker for the wonderful opportunity to be alive, to be learning, to be growing, regardless… Continue reading Patience, Loneliness, & Writing

About Life, About Writing, Inspirational Musings, Lessons from Writers

Worthwhile Influences

What makes great writers great? I’ve asked myself this question many times. What is it about a writer’s voice, style, or story that leaves a deep mark in the souls of those who read their work? I think there are many different aspects in a writer’s life that play a role in the superiority of… Continue reading Worthwhile Influences

About Life, Inspirational Musings

Facing Our Dementors

Recently, while talking to my fourteen-year-old, I was trying to explain to her the importance of learning control over our reactions, and the power we have when fighting negative thoughts and environments. Our conversation naturally geared to examples we’ve read about in books, and unexpectedly (or maybe not so unexpectedly) it landed on Harry Potter.… Continue reading Facing Our Dementors