I choose to share a few thoughts and some of the things that have been happening in my little part of the world. It is a great thing when positive change happens in my life and in truth even the negatives become positives most of the time. I have been very busy trying to change my life for the better in every way. I am an optimist and a living caring and sharing individual.
In the last couple of weeks I signed the forms to be published in two different publications and became a writing mentor in the local Creative Writing Center. None of these gifts carries a financial reward yet all give me a far greater award, especially the mentoring as I will be involved with many aspiring writers and many who enjoy expressing themselves with words. To be chosen for publication and one in particular is going on National tour along with other works of great merit by other local Authors is a cherished gift.
I also competed in the Veterans Creative Writing Festival; it was for me quite an experience as it was my first competition. It was also my first time on camera reading in front of an audience. What a gift, and I looked Fabulous as well as felt fabulous. I took a Blue Ribbon and a Red ribbon for my entries and may be chosen for the VA Magazine and be published there as well.
In addition to that I have been planning and creating a custom poetry shop that has been a challenge and is in the works however I am still searching for a graphic designer to work with me on the overall page design and layout. I may get luck and one of my aspiring writer friends will have a friend..
One last item that may be of interest is I joined the Utah State Poetry Society which also includes joining the National Poetry Society. That I may learn share and grow with local and national poets in turn making me a better artist.
Either way I felt that sharing these few things that are happening in my life would help some understand my lack of presence here lately. Classes and groups as well as my day job are keeping me busy. I do however see some light at the end of the tunnel. One day in the not too distant future I may be writing and living a more fulfilling and passionate life doing something I love. Writing and helping people by inspiring them to share and grow as well as express themselves in a positive way as I learn grow and share in a positive way with them.Then I can lose the day job and write more especially here!
Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and share a smile perhaps. Please share your smiles and your love and help change our world in a positive way for all we share it with. Thank you for taking the time to share with me. J