Something I have Lacked Most of My Life

Confidence. The ability to believe in yourself. It’s something I have lacked most of my life.  It’s something I have struggled with for so long. I have watched and listed to many confident men and women, from all walks of life, and have always wished I could be as confident as they were/are.  The desire…

Searching For Some Direction

Since high school, I’ve dabbled in writing. I wrote what would be partial novels, but never finished them. I held on to them for a long time and when I went back to read them, they were horrible! I pretty much just rambled on in the tone of a high school girl who had absolutely no…

A Powerful Tool

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I remember repeating that when I was young. I don’t know if I was trying to convince myself of this, or others. It doesn’t matter, though, the meaning of that statement is a lie.     Words are a powerful tool. They can…

It Hasn’t Happened…Yet

For years I have dabbled in writing – mostly short stories and attempts at novels. I’ve dreamed of being an author, having my name on the front of a book.  I’m almost 50 years old and it hasn’t happened yet.     Why? Because I doubted myself, I didn’t feel confident in my writing capabilities, and I let…