Thursday, December 31, 2015

What's Next?

First, I want to thank all of you who messaged me yesterday. The best part about being a writer is having people read your work and comment on it.

You all rock!

In a few hours, it will be a new year and I am making a new writing commitment.

Since I have been writing non-fiction for a long time, I want to try creative fiction.

Like stories. Being Irish (I Wish Princess- did you all get that?) I love stories.

My grandma came to this country during the Potato Famine but before she left the old sod, she kissed the Blarney Stone.

According to legend, one kiss placed on that rock bestows the person with the gift of eloquence.

I always had a suspicion that it was genetically imparted too since I have always loved words.

So, for 2016 I will be using this blog to write stories.

But not just any old story; I will be adding a touch of mystery.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thank You

Thank you for reading my blog this year.

As some of you may remember, this blog was a commitment for me to write daily.

And I did. Tomorrow will be my 365th post. Some posts I loved while some I just posted. :)

I chose to write about motivation and achieving goals because I have a sincere desire to see people succeed.

And guess what?

My blog was noticed. Yes, by you, my faithful readers, but also by a publisher.

I have been offered an opportunity to participate in a writer's workshop for 13 weeks with the purpose of preparing a manuscript for this publishing house.


So to avoid copyright issues (since my book will be on motivation) this blog  will take an entirely new direction.

2015 was a year where I showed my faithfulness in blogging daily, but 2016 will be a year to explore my creativity. Or craziness...

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Going to the Life Story Doctor

Have you ever gone to the doctor because you had flu symptoms or perhaps a pulled muscle?

I'm sure you expected the doctor to diagnose the problem and give you a prescription.

In other words, you anticipated getting better.

So why are you so discouraged about your life story? If things aren't going well at the moment, why do you feel 'terminal?' As in 'The End' of all your hopes and dreams?

If you're sick, you can get well.

If your life story has taken a wrong turn, U-turn, or maybe no turn, that can change.

Here's your prescription:

Imagine complete fulfillment of your goals every 4 hours. 

Take on an empty mind that does not have any negativity in it.

May cause feelings of euphoria and hope.

No, you don't have to send me your co-pay. This is on the house.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Courage and all that it Contains

Did you ever play that game where you find words within a word?

For instance, how many words can you find in 'courage?'

I found about 20 but according to this handy-dandy word maker, there are 80 words within the word courage.

Word Maker

When I first thought of the word courage, I could see certain ideas that would be useful when writing your life story.

Courage contains 'rage' perhaps against fear and discouragement.

Courage contains 'cougar,' an animal whose survival depends on its ability to use all of its skills.

Courage also contains 'grace,' which is a nice reminder that all that we have has been gifted to us.

When writing your life story, remember courage and all that it holds for you.

Make your life story contain all your hopes and dreams.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

One Big Idea Away From Success

Everyone is only one big idea away from success.


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What's your big idea?


I will live an amazing successful life.

I will write my life story and accomplish my goals and dreams.

I will live each day in confidence.

Yep. Those ideas will do it for you.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Day After...

The day after a holiday can be either a let-down or a push forward.

The let-down feeling can come if you view the day as mostly preparation with little interaction.

"What? I cooked for 8 straight hours and everyone was done eating in 20 minutes!"

"Do you know how much traffic I sat in to buy that toy that was just broken?"

A push forward is totally different.

"I loved hearing grandma's stories about growing up. She overcame a lot of obstacles and is my inspiration."

"I am so proud of my cousin. Last year, she told us she had a big work-related goal and she achieved it."

The holidays give us a lot. Sure, they involve cooking, shopping, and cleaning.

But they give us a glimpse in the lives of those we love.

We get to see their life stories being written-- year after year-- holiday after holiday.

Write yours.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Reason for the Season

With all of the ways to greet people this holiday season, let's not focus on differences, but on what each of us brings to our festivities.




And let's put these emotions at the forefront when writing our life stories.

Every day.