The Army Life Journey, Uncategorized

We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

Milspousing (military spouse-ing) ain't easy.  And while we might have been excited about joining this lifestyle, it's unfair to say that we knew what was coming down the pike.  We. Did. Not.  Now, I wrote a blurb about the challenges military spouses face.  But today, I want to specifically discuss how gosh dern difficult it… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

The Momming Journey

Your Feelings are Valid

You are a parent.  Your everyday chaos is a constant reminder of your status.  You are a parent.  Full stop.  And suddenly now, you exist to serve others, namely the little hellions running around destroying everything.  And for this you should still be grateful because after all, not all are as blessed as you.  Your… Continue reading Your Feelings are Valid

The Momming Journey

We All Need a Little Reckless

Well, it's official.  I don't have enough fun.  Can I say I'm surprised?  Not really, no.  But is it all my fault?  Well, possibly.  You see, as a mom with three kids diagnosed with special needs and as a wife to an active duty service member, my life stays busy.  My brain is constantly going… Continue reading We All Need a Little Reckless

The Momming Journey

What Did I Do Wrong? A Reminder in the Struggle

No one likes to be disappointed, especially when you've worked so hard and wanted something for so long.  We are taught as children that anyone can be or do whatever he or she wants to do, as long as he or she works hard for it.  And this is still very true.  Most people who… Continue reading What Did I Do Wrong? A Reminder in the Struggle

The Personal Journey

When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

On November 1, I set out to begin what I'd been promising myself I'd do before the year was over.  At the birth of a new year, I made the resolution that I was going to start my first novel before 2018 was through, even if it meant just writing a sentence or two to… Continue reading When You Lose Your Inspiration: A Writing Journey

The Personal Journey

The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

"When you write naked, you're doing this each time, allowing the reader a glimpse of yourself.  Not everyone is going to like who you are... Strip to your bare skin and write your book in the glorious, raw mess just as nature intended."  Jennifer Probst, Write Naked, a bestseller's guide to writing romance and navigating… Continue reading The Writing Journey: Writing From a Place That Hurts

The Personal Journey, Uncategorized

“So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!

    It's  NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel!  I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile.  I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!

The Popular Journey

I Owe an Explanation

My husband has asked.  My mother has asked.  My son has asked.  You have probably asked. I have a thing for Alexander Hamilton.  There. I said it. It’s out now.  And you know what… it’s not weird… It’s not.  My enchantment with “the ten dollar founding father” began a few years ago, coincidentally  when the… Continue reading I Owe an Explanation