Rays of Hope

I was going to write about winter being half over but who cares about the weather when the Vikings are just one game away from the Super Bowl? I think about the team members and imagine the pressure they must be feeling. To me it all falls into three categories: Winning, Losing, and Never Trying. Winning is the best feeling in the world and no one can argue about that. All your efforts have finally paid off and because of them...you won! Losing, well no one likes to lose, but the bright side is that you did your best. You can learn from your mistakes and hopefully, you'll win next time. Then there's never trying...that's the real failure. When you don't even try to live up to your potential, that can eat away at you. So whatever happens next Sunday is going to be a success no matter what. This Minnesota football team isn't an accidental miracle, these guys are winners because they strive to give it their all. Go Vikings!!

The New Year’s Banquet

Do you ever notice that year after year we make the same old New Year's resolutions? Topping the list are vows of weight loss, exercise, saving money, finishing old projects, or maybe even finding a new job. I believe goals keep us motivated and most of us find self satisfaction once they've been achieved. My question is: Why do some goals get left on the tread mill? At the beginning of the year we're hungry for change and sit down at the table starved but end up too full to finish. Our goals end up like left overs pushed to the back of the fridge—out of sight and out of mind. Perhaps our eyes were bigger than our stomaches. So this year maybe when we chose our resolutions we should order a la carte instead of a full entree. I'm going to limit the amount of goals I make and focus more on the ones most important. This year I'm going straight for the dessert table...and publish my book!

The Race is On!

leftOn your mark, get set...go.... Holiday Hysteria...ho...ho...ho! Wouldn't it be nice if we could freeze some time during this busy season? Not just to get more done, but a way to preserve the quiet moments necessary to keep our sanity? A timeout to sip on coffee or hot chocolate while we watch snow flakes gracefully float outside. Or a moment to simply release a deep breath in front of a fire with a relaxing glass of wine. Sometimes, even a walk outside can do wonders for our attitude and repair some of the damage from the hustle and bustle. We found this leaf frozen in the lake, suspended in time. I feel it's proof of how nature calms and soothes by example. I may need to remind myself of that as I prepare to enter my book: Sowing Northern Fields, in Romance Writers of America's, Golden Heart Contest.

Whew! I’m Finally here.

Hi Everyone, This is my first stab at creating my own website/blog. I keep pinching myself because I can't believe I'm really here. I like to think of this website as hope to those who weren't born in the thick of the computer age that we too can learn enough to survive in the technical world. I guess the whole thing boils down to timing and how bad we want something. My dream is to be a published author and I would like to invite you along on that journey. I'm close to finishing the final edit on my book: SOWING NORTHERN FIELDS and need to decide if I should snag an agent or self publish? I think I'm going to take a few steps on the agent trail. I can always go back and take the self publishing route.                                                                                           ↓