DISCOVER: Free Write Day 20

  START   Yesterday I opened my Instagram and saw it on a favorite blogger’s feed.   #MeToo   I read the comments—other bloggers I know telling discreetly of situations in which they had been made to feel uncomfortable, were sexually harassed or abused.   Grown women remembering things they never should have experienced.   Boyfriends, strangers, family members, friends.   I didn’t like what I discovered . . .   So many women, good women, who for years never said a word about their experiences—now discovering they were not alone. Theirs was not an isolated situation. That feeling in their long-ago guts telling them something was “off”?   It was ... Keep Reading...

BRAVE: Free Write Day 19

For the 19th day in a row, you've received a post from me. That's a lot of posts—with more to come daily through the end of the month.   Thank you for sticking with me! Thank you for supporting me as I stretch my impromptu writing skills. Thank you for helping me organize my thoughts.   Thank you, too,  for discreetly hitting "delete" if you don't have time to read a post one day. When I see "one less subscriber" notifications in my inbox, the doubts kick in. :-(   Did you know it takes a little bravery to be a blogger—or sometimes a lot?     START   I love blogging. For the past six years it’s been part of my life.   Some days it scares me silly.   Some days ... Keep Reading...

SHARE: Free Write Day 18

  START   The concept of sharing is one that’s long intrigued me.   If you watch children play, some are quick to share their toys while others pitch a fit royale if someone wants to play with the same one as they.   Is that an innate trait — willingness to share — or is it only taught?   And adults . . .   Have you ever noticed that some are quick to give to others, loaning temporarily or an outright gift . . . while others hold tight to whatever they have? The fit-throwing of childhood is no more, but the “holding on” characteristic remains.   I love to be around people who share — not because I want something from them, but because I love the kind of people they are. They ... Keep Reading...