The Dance of Delight

The genre of memoir captivates me and the desire to push forward in exploring this style steadily grows. Yet, I have so much to learn about writing that at times my mind enters a temporary paralysis of thought: fiction techniques to enhance my nonfiction, writing a nonfiction book proposal…the list seems endless. I must resist the …

Day 9 In Search of my Blogging Identity-“Stepping Out”

"If we step out into the light with all of our insecurities still hidden… who can penetrate such darkness?"        These words floated through my mind as I drifted off to sleep. After they awakened me, I wrote them down. This morning, I contemplate their challenge.      Yesterday I had written a post titled "Awakenings" yet removed it when …

Day 6 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”-Brain Switch

        Something magical happened after my morning writing. I became entranced with creating a header for my new creativity blog. The potential of Photoshop CS3 fascinated. I found logic giving way to artistic impulse; much the same way as when floral designing.       I go into this "creative zone," which is extremely relaxing. Perhaps it is a switch from the left …

Day 5 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”- Bubbling up and over!

  I am cloistering due to a cold; yet, joy and creativity bubble up like a fountain. My daughter finally called from Seoul, Korea.  Her initial delayed flight was not scheduled to leave for a few more days so she had to pay for another one in order to return to work. Apparently, this was one of the worst storms …

Day 4: Lessons of the Bamboo

I love the early morning when stillness reigns. A heart so full of happiness temporarily sliced with worry for one's offspring does not even a robber make. For the early morning is God's domain. He whispers through dreams filling mind with lofty thoughts of longings coming true. Awakening to write them down is also His …

Day 3 Blogging Identity Quest: Where are you my little Asian beauty?

  I awoke early this morning and could not go back to sleep due to worry over my daughter Elya. She flew from Seoul, Korea to Hong Kong in order to celebrate the New Year with friends—all teaching English overseas in different countries. The last contact was a Christmas Eve video Skype, which was eight …

In Search of my Blogging Identity

Day -2 I'm on a quest to find my blogging identity! Last night I went to bed thoroughly depressed. After a weekend of visiting some pretty amazing blogs, I came to the realization that I am having a blogging identity crisis. As a hopeless creative eclectic who cannot seem to say no to "just one more …