Writing Life

How can you endure through the rough times of blogging? When you don't experience growth, no one comments or shares, and you lose sight of why you started in the first place? Five strategies to help you through the rough spots and come out stronger. #writersblock #endure #blogger #amwriting

How to Endure While You Wait for Your Blog to Grow

How can you endure through the rough times of blogging? When you don’t experience growth, no one comments or shares, and you lose sight of why you started in the first place? Five strategies to help you through the rough spots and come out stronger. #writersblock #endure #blogger #amwriting

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What Happens When We Give Up Control?

I Can’t Control the Rain Each evening I take a walk by the gully, around the back of the school property. Sometimes, lightning flashes on the horizon, and rain clouds threaten. After a hard rain, the mud shrivels as it dries, leaving a curled-edge puzzle scattered across the gully flats. The desert sun beats down and dries the clay-like mud that shatters if you toss or step on it. This year seems different. The monsoons came late and the desert…

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The Story of the Humble Milkweed and the Mighty Monarch

First the Monarch This post is prompted by the community I discovered at the Five Minute Friday Retreat this weekend. Thank you, each and every one of my new in real life friends! Egg. Caterpillar. Pupa. Butterfly. Metamorphosis. Ugly words, some of them. None of which describes the beauty of a monarch butterfly—orange, black, graceful, dancing, enduring, migrating. I first heard the story of the monarch the year I turned ten. Bursting outside the hot house into the hotter North…

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