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Watch Out, World!

The semester is over! Drum roll, please…..

I received an A in Creative Writing and a B in English Lit! I thoroughly enjoyed these two classes. I learned quite a bit!

Now I am going to take what I’ve learned and apply it with the hopes of writing my first book.

I had Chinese the other day and here was my fortune: “The world will soon be ready to receive your talents.” I found it so fitting, LOL. I sent it to my sister who text me back one word: “BOOK”

It is time I stop hiding behind my insecurity and negative thoughts and finally go after a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl.

I also think I know where my strength lies…and it’s with poetry. So that is what I’m going to start working on…a book of poetry.

How have you all been? It’s been awhile! What are you all working on? What dreams are you chasing?

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Almost Done

Hey y’all.

I just turned in an assignment for my creative writing class that has held pretty much all my attention for the past few weeks. We had to write a one-act play! Now let me tell you, lol, I didn’t think I could do it at first. I’ve never even attempted this genre before. But as much as it took me out of my comfort zone, I learned a lot through writing this. And while I don’t see scriptwriting as something I’ll pursue, it was still fun (well, for the most part. I had to get over my tendency to overthink things. It took me quite some time to come up with a story.)

However, I turned it in this past Monday and am just awaiting my grade. 🙂

I can’t believe classes are almost over! I’m looking into taking more classes in the fall. I have really enjoyed learning new things.


In other news, I had my bunion surgery on March 11 and I am healing quite nicely! I got a lot done in my classes while I’ve been out of work!

I am hoping that after my 3rd post-op appointment on the 19th I will be cleared to drive and go back to work. Not driving has driven (haha, see what I did there?) me absolutely bonkers!

Anyway, I hope things are well with all of you! As my classes are drawing to a close I’m hoping to get on here more often.

🙂

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March Madness 2022

As most of you know, I’m a HUGE college basketball fan. I am a HUGE Tar Heel fan! It’s March…which means, bring on the madness!!

My bracket was busted the first game out. LOL so there’s that. But today we played #1 seed Baylor with a trip to Philadelphia for the Sweet 16! WE WON! We will be playing UCLA next Friday!

I LOVE this sport!

GO HEELS!!!

On another note, I’m doing well in my classes! 98 in Creative Writing and 88 in English Lit! In creative writing we have to write a one-act play which I’m struggling with but I know I can get it done. Just takes a little more focus and discipline. 🙂

How have you all been? I know it’s been a while since I last posted!

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Changes Are A’Coming

I have so much to be thankful for, so many blessings, and yet…I take advantage of it. I don’t give it much thought. I don’t seem to appreciate what I have.

It’s time for a change.

So most of you all know I’m taking two classes at my local community college. And while I’ve enjoyed every minute (okay maybe not every minute, LOL) I have allowed these assignments to take over and I have, in turn, let God slip down the list on my priorities.

I hate this. I hate that I keep doing this! I’m going through the motions again. I go to church, I plaster that smile, I tell everyone I’m doing fine. When in all actuality, I’m not.

I’ve got so much going on right now. I’m getting ready to have surgery on my right foot on March 11th. Personally, I’m struggling. Financially things are extremely tight and I’ll be out of work for at least 6 weeks.

I’ve got to find my way back to the Lord. I can’t do this on my own.

I just wanted to update y’all and let you know that I haven’t forgotten my blog. 🙂

Oh! I currently have an A in creative writing and a B in English Lit. 🙂 Taking online courses isn’t as daunting as I thought!

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Classes

Hey guys, what’s up? I wanted to let you all know that I received a 95 on my creative nonfiction piece! I currently have a 98 in my Creative Writing class and a 94 in my English Lit class!

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 weeks since classes started. I am really enjoying these classes. I’m learning so many new things! My creative muse has been awakened! LOL.

How have you all been?

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My Classes So Far

I am enjoying these two classes so far! I turned in my first ever creative NONfiction piece yesterday! I’m doing well so far! I mean, we’re already 3 weeks in. It’s flying by! In my English Lit class, we are studying poetry. It’s…a little daunting but I know I can do it!

I just wanted to update you all! I may not do a lot of posting for a few weeks what with the course work becoming more intense but I will get on here from time to time just to say hey and to update you all. 🙂

I hope you all are doing well!

Tell me how your week is going!

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Consistently Inconsistent

The title says it all!

I am so very much consistent…at being inconsistent. It’s who I am but I’m going to try very hard to stop.

(I am also predictably unpredictable. So there’s that…)

I say that to say this: I’m a couple weeks into my two classes and so that’s going to be taking up a huge chunk of my time.

I’ve always been consistently inconsistent. That’s just the way it’s always been. But I know I need to work on my consistency when posting on here.

I am going to try to post on here at least 1-2 days a week. We’ll see!


In my creative writing class we have to draft two pieces writing in the creative nonfiction genre. This has been hard because I’ve never written this genre before…(wait, do blog posts count as creative nonfiction? Hmm…I suppose they could!)

Anyway, the two topics I chose to write about are my battle with my inner demons (mental illness: ADHD, bipolar, etc) The second piece is definitely more lighthearted. I chose to document the time I was an extra on my favorite TV show, One Tree Hill.

These pieces are due on the 26th so I have plenty of time to go back and make last-minute revisions.


In other news…we’re expecting snow this weekend! If you know me, you know how excited I am! It snows (significantly) once every few years. I think our last big storm was in 2018. So I’m ready for the snow, bring it on!

My dad lives in TN and they had 3 storms with significant accumulation. I kept telling him he was being selfish by having all that snow and not sending some my way. And then the weather team forecast we were going to get a good snowfall. HAHA!


I am going to leave you all with this Scripture. As I pursue this writing career I feel very strongly that the Lord gave me a talent for writing and that I’m to use my writing to bring others to know Christ as their Savior.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for cus?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

How are you using your talent?

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Finding That Inspiration

As I embark on this new writing journey I have come across some quotes that I really want to share with you all!

Instead of waiting for inspiration to start writing, start writing to find inspiration

Robert Lee Brewer

I struggle with finding inspiration. This quote really opened my eyes. Just start writing…the inspiration will come.

To be a writer means to take risks, putting yourself and your ideas out on a limb, making yourself vulnerable to criticism, maybe even ridicule

Fred White

Writing for anyone other than yourself can really make you vulnerable. I have this fear sometimes that my writing isn’t good enough, isn’t worth being read. But to GROW as a writer, I must be willing to take that risk!

I want to make other readers feel how I feel when I read certain books but how do I do that if I haven’t made time for reading in my daily life the same way I’m trying to with writing?

Michael Woodson
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Karen Kingsbury is hands down my favorite author of all time. When I read her books I am captivated from the opening line to the ending line. She has a way with words that I can hope to be able to write one day…

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If I’m Wrong…

People say I’m strange, does it make me a stranger
That my best friend was born in a manger?

DC Talk

What will people think
When they hear that I’m a Jesus freak
What will people do when they find that it’s true
I don’t really care if they label me a Jesus freak
There ain’t no disguising the truth

These are lyrics to the song by DC Talk, “Jesus Freak” It’s a really good song and it’s packed full of truth.

Some may have a problem being called a Jesus Freak just because of the title mentioning “freak” but I’m a Jesus Freak and I’m proud of it.

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Rachel Joy Scott wasn’t afraid of being a witness..a light to the world. She earnestly reached out to others and genuinely cared for them.

So…would you rather be normal like the rest of the world or do you want to be strange and be like Jesus?

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And So It Begins…

Classes started this past Monday. I’m still nervous but I know that these two online classes are going to help me focus because it’s going to teach me discipline. (grrr, ADHD for fighting me on this. I hate you. )

I’ve already turned in a couple of assignments!

I know that both these classes, Creative Writing and English Literature are going to help hone my skills as a writer. Is it going to be hard? Well sure! Nothing in this life comes easy. However, it’s in those moments that one realizes that it’s worth it in the end.

Have I thought about withdrawing from these classes? Yes. Why? Because I have a nagging voice (Satan) whispering in my ear telling me I’m not good enough. That I don’t have what it takes.

Well, the joke is on you, Satan. I am going to fight you on this. These two classes, however hard they may become, are going to shape my career as a writer.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us this:

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

This is the path the Lord has guided me onto. This is the path I am following. I have a passion for writing and this is my talent. It’s the only thing I feel like I’m fairly good at.

If you want to write, you can
Fear stops most people from writing,
not lack of talent.
Who am I? What right have I to speak?
Who will listen to me?
You are a human being with a unique story to tell.
You have every right.

Richard Rhodes

Why do I write?
Because it’s therapeutic.
It helps me release these feelings I have that I can’t say out loud.
Writing helps me
Writing shapes who I am and who I want to be.

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

Anne Frank