author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Month: January 2013

Staying True to Your Voice & Calling

Last week I shared my blogging woes and how I wasn’t quite sure where I fit. I didn’t expect many people to read it and hoped it didn’t come off as “woe is me” drivel. While waiting for my husband to get home from a […]

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When You Don’t Know Your Place in this {blogging} World

I feel like I’m coming out of a blogging coma. I’m not sure what I’m doing or even if I want to be here. I look around and everyone’s got it together–their mission statement, their purpose, the bubble chart showing where their blog will go […]

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For When You Say, “I Can’t Do This.”

Press on. Preach it to yourself. Over and over until your feet are taking tiny gospel steps. Press on. Mutter a hundred times “Jesus, have mercy!” Take that deep breath. Take 3 or 5. But press on. Amid the screaming, the snotty noses wiped on […]

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Here I am. Writing.

I’m hot, sweaty, nose closed tight with the season’s sickness. Olivia’s resting (or rather wiggling) on my shoulder. I told myself 500 words yesterday, but I didn’t. By nightfall my eyes were straining to see. Tomorrow, I said. Today is tomorrow and I open my […]

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Purpose. {#oneword365}

My main regret in life is I’ve spent too much time stalling, waiting, or pausing for no good reason. I’ve built grand dreams and ambitions, painted them in airy pastels with a dusting of glitter, but what was it Thoureau said? “If you have built […]

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