Dreaming Bigger Dreams

intentionsHere I am, a month and a half into the new year, and I’m ready to dream bigger dreams.

While I’m still working on my memoir, I’ve connected with two writer’s groups, am trying to establish weekly group to write at a local coffeehouse, and I’m signed up for two local Writer’s Conferences.

It never occurred to me to submit any stories for publication until I read a delightful blog post by Nancy Julien Kopp¬†about having been published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book and being featured on the cover of her local newspaper. I hadn’t even considered that possibility.

As luck would have it, I had two stories in mind for an upcoming book and submitted them last Friday. Whether or not they are accepted, I feel a great sense of accomplishment in having written and submitted them.

Writing is a solitary gig so I truly appreciate writers who willingly share insights, resources, and wisdom. Thank you Nancy!

Dali Museum Inspiration

I’ve tried to incorporate into my life more of what Julia Cameron calls “Artist’s Dates”. Life gets busy and it’s sometimes hard to take time away to treat yourself to a solo outing for some inspiration.

img_1982-e1549827967842.jpgI’m grateful to have a day job that invests in employee training and lucky for me the training was in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Florida. Thursday after class I felt a little “peopled out” so I caught a Lyft to the Dali Museum. I had seen photos of his iconic melting clocks but really wasn’t very familiar with him as an artist.

Sadly I only had two hours to tour the museum but the docent leading the tour convinced me of his brilliance despite his eccentricities, and some say madness. Surrealists see the world so differently and I enjoyed a sneak peak into that world. Embrace the irrational. Explore the symbolic.