It is a good idea to quantify your goals and keep track of your progress throughout the year. I was able to take an audit of 2017, and highlight some of my writing accomplishments for the year as a way to motivate me toward 2018 goals. Here's a list of some of the things I… Continue reading My 2017 Writing Accomplishments
I have been writing professionally as a journalist for about 13 years. But I’ve been journaling since middle school. That journaling turned into several blogs. In my life, writing has been a way for me to learn to express myself, and deal with my emotions. Many people kept journals as children, but don't make the time… Continue reading Writing For Wellness workshop
When it was reported that Maya Angelou died yesterday, instantly the Internet became a memorial of her words and photos of a life that spanned nearly nine decades. And all of those kind words were well deserved. Any writer worth her ink must pay homage to Maya Angelou, for her courage coupled with her literary… Continue reading This is not about Maya Angelou
This is the final installment of my 4 Fears series. I hope you have adopted some new habits that help you organize your creative lives. My age has affected me in a lot of ways in my career. When I worked in Columbus, I was always the youngest and least experienced people at my job.… Continue reading 4 Fears Stopping Your Passion: ‘I’m Too Old’
I used to be a night owl. There was something romantic about late nights under the glow of a laptop, while I poured my heart all over the screen. Even with works that weren't so emotional, it always felt better to begin my writing and creative thinking after midnight. When I was in graduate school,… Continue reading 4 Fears Stopping Your Passion: “I Don’t Have Time”
In the first post of this series, we talked about how a lack of focus can stop you from discovering your inherent creative abilities, and how using those abilities can change your community. Today, the 4 Fears series continues discussing money. There has been many times in my career where I had big ideas, but… Continue reading 4 Fears Stopping Your Passion: ‘I Don’t Have Any Money’
My artist friends and I have much in common. Some of those things are fears. They hold us back from becoming the successful, life-change creative forces that we were born to be. I have worked for 10 years in journalism, public relations and communications. I've worked for large corporations, small businesses and even owned my… Continue reading 4 Fears Stopping Your Passion: ‘I Don’t Know What to Do’
One of my friends and colleagues Marshall Shorts has given me the opportunity to be a part of the second annual Creative Control Fest held in Columbus September 6 & 7 in the King Lincoln District. There will be creatives from all fields and disciplines showing their talent and networking. I will be one of… Continue reading I’m speaking at Creative Control Fest in Columbus!