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A to Z: “Underwater”

Welcome to my 2017 A to Z Challenge – poetry inspired by music. In most cases, my selected song triggers a memory or deeper meaning that I will expose in original poetry. Of course, there may be the occasional non-nostalgic song thrown into the mix that just inspires me to write. Either way, join me on my musical/poetic journey through A to Z — you may find a “new to you” song that you enjoy!

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A to Z 2014: Theatre

I first started participating in our community theatre when I was five years old, and continued until I was 14. As a shy, introverted kid, theatre was a way for me to express my creative side and come out of my “shell”.

Posted in A to Z Challenge, Passion

Magical fairydust: “So this is love, so this is what makes life divine.”

As someone who holds independence and alone time on the highest level. And as someone who used to consider herself a non-mushy, non-romantic, PDA hater. As someone who built walls to hide and protect her heart. Someone who kept her

Posted in Happiness, Inspiration, Life, Passion, Thankfulness

Ten Things of Thankful – Week Nine

This week is one of the best weeks I have had in a long, long time. I have so much to be thankful for, that the hardest part will be keeping the list to ten. But I will try my

Posted in Family, Happiness, Painting, Passion, Thankfulness

A sense of simplicity and belonging

So I realized it has been a while. I have been busy, planning events and worrying endlessly about my tooth. It is time for one implant. That happens tomorrow. While I look forward to the pain being gone, I worry

Posted in Life, Painting, Passion, Struggles

Let’s dig into the past

Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives. I figured I could use this post to re-share some of the poems I have written. Since my blog tends to be more journal like, it isn’t

Posted in Blog Every Day in May, Inspiration, Passion, Poetry


So as much as I would love to be writing poetry every day for National Poetry Month, it is simply just not possible this year. Working on average 11 hour days and starting to prepare for my best friend’s wedding

Posted in Life, Passion

Ignite the flame

For many years, I have created a New Years goal list, one goal for every year (e.g. 12 goals for 2012). This year, I am stopping that tradition. Not because I don’t like it, but because this year I only

Posted in Goals, Passion

Beauty exists in sky and steel

This year we had a wonderful fall, full of the rich colors I love. Deep reds and oranges. Subtle yellows and browns. Days full of crisp mornings, warm afternoons and windy evenings. I am so glad Minnesota got a full

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Present – a balance of past and future

So after a reflective weekend, I finally wrote something for me. After I thought about it, I am fairly certain I have not written any poems since graduating college – that is almost two years! There is something about finding

Posted in Learning, Life, Passion
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