Saturday, September 21, 2013

Focusing on Life - Week 38

A moment of calm, peacefulness and self-reflection.
Quiet little moments through the day where you
pause, listen to your heart and breath.

This week capture a quiet moment.

In my quiet moments, I like to write. Sitting down with paper and pen, capturing my thoughts and ideas, is very relaxing and cleansing.

When I was in high school, I aspired to be an author/journalist. But love and life and the need to earn an income pushed that dream to the background.

I ended up married at 18, pregnant and living 950 miles away from home. Two children and three years later found me back living with my parents as a single mother.

I had no time to write or even think about writing. With two young children to care for and feed, I had other priorities. I would never have survived without the support, both moral and financial, of my parents. For that, I'm very grateful.

The years passed, people came and went from my life and my body began to fail me, but the desire to write still resided in the back of my mind.

Then, I discovered the web blog world in 2009. It opened up a new avenue for me to explore and utilize. And now, it provides me with the outlet to express myself creatively in words. It augments both my small business and my personal contentment at the same time.

One day I hope to write a novel or two. I have a ton of material and ideas in my head that life experiences have provided me. Never mind the drama on TV soap operas, I've got them beat!

To see the quiet moments of the other participants, check out the links below...


  1. Love that picture - my favourite by far! There's something about putting pen to paper which typing cannot replicate...

  2. Oooohhhh. . .more than in a soap opera huh? Saucy! I understand the need to put pen to paper sometimes. Wishing you all the best to achieve this dream!!

  3. I still handwrite everything before I type it... except blogs... I sort of wing those! I send post cards whne I travell and love to receive letters however I'm getting really bad at sending them!

  4. It is fascinating how the written word can come to express so much that we don't even realize is in us. Much success with your writing, and on line to buy that first nove.!

  5. Writing is a wonderful way to express yourself. I am considering writing my story also.