Tag: Writing

  • And It All Comes From Believing You Can’t

    And It All Comes From Believing You Can’t

    Yesterday, I made some efforts and worked on my work and ended the day on a proud note. Easily written but know how this action has been hung up in my head, and in my life, by the inaction resulting from saying the very same thing to myself over and over and over again. You […]

  • My 11th Blogaversary for Shalavee.com

    My 11th Blogaversary for Shalavee.com

    This August 2022 marked the 11th year of blogging. But I have had no urge whatsoever to tell anyone about this. Why? Because I just couldn’t see how I had achieved enough with all of these years. Because I am not a popular money-making blog. How do we measure success after all but money and […]

  • Setting Myself Aside to Gain Some Perspective

    Setting Myself Aside to Gain Some Perspective

    On the last day of school, Fiona brought home all of the binders and folders from her entire school year. And I knew to not even ask if she’d like to throw them away just yet. Because it’s too soon. The memories are too clear of those classes and what they and the people meant […]

  • What is Your Definition of Success?

    What is Your Definition of Success?

    Like so many others, I base my worth by what I do. I recognize this and try hard see my value as who I am to those I love. But that worthiness by accomplishment stands in my shadow waiting to slip into my thoughts when I’m having a bad day. But I question what defines […]

  • My Word for 2022 is Forward

    My Word for 2022 is Forward

    My word for 2022 is Forward. It asks me to move on with a future in mind and so I am obliging. Much to look forward to.

  • Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

    Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

    I’ve strayed off the path to myself. I’ve been an impostor for a long time. Maybe it began when I was a kid and I was told to be quieter and not draw attention to myself. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to writing what I feel so honestly; so that I may rediscover my truer […]

  • My Autumnal Welcome Back

    My Autumnal Welcome Back

    I’ve been on hiatus from writing for a couple weeks. I was very busy celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary in my backyard and then there was the cleanup and the wind down. I have been thinking s lot in the quiet space that was created. Enjoying the space not to have to do but to […]

  • I Need You To Commune With Me

    I Need You To Commune With Me

    My blog is about to turn ten. I started it to improve my writing. That worked out pretty well l think. I intend to continue blogging to connect and commune with other women. No intention is truer for me. It’s my guiding mantra. I found myself when I joined community and I want to live […]

  • The Last Post of an Era

    The Last Post of an Era

    If you have been a reader of my blog for a little while, you may know that a renovation has been imminent. An ongoing process that has lasted five years in which I was terrified and hopeful that I would finally have a beautiful new site. And that wish is about to be realized. What […]

  • Fighting the Scheduling

    Fighting the Scheduling

    I have been having an ongoing conversation with my almost 16 year old about creating a relationship with his future. He cringes because he is very happy with living in his now, thank you very much. Why would I want to take him away from all the fun he’s having now by scheduling all the […]