I had planned to craft this post last week when I was in Washington D.C. co-leading a group of 22 college sophomores around our nation’s capital. We left the hotel every morning by 8 a.m. and usually didn’t settle back in for the night until after 10 p.m. (I am just going to assume my… Continue reading Weekend Reads and Listens
It took me days to hit “publish” on my first post when I re-entered the blogging world a few months ago, this time as a parent with a lot of “stuff” on my mind. I had worries I imagine are similar to other new writers: Does anyone care? Has everything already been said? Am I… Continue reading When Writing Gets Personal
If there are two things I love, it’s writing and personality assessments. The scientific validity of these assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, is always a matter of debate, but it’s hard to deny that it’s just damn fun to answer a few questions and generate a report telling you “who you are.” Maybe… Continue reading What Does Your Writing Say About You?
Birthdays, especially ones that get you within arm’s length of a new decade, should provide obvious blog inspiration. When the decade knocking on your door is your 40’s, you seem poised for a humorous, reflective, thoughtful post about the passage of time, what you have learned, what you still don’t know and how this birthday… Continue reading Thoughts On 38 (Or Lack Thereof)
This post was pulled from the archives. And by “archives,” I mean I found it on the desktop of my computer from about 16 months ago when I was in the throes of life with newborn twins. I can’t remember if my hope was to start a blog right then and there or to just… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned on Maternity Leave
While scrolling through my WordPress Reader a few weeks ago, most likely as some form of procrastination, I came across a post from The Seeds 4 Life. The site provides inspiration and motivation to its readers through regular posts of quotes with a brief explanation (no more than four paragraphs) about their meaning. These are… Continue reading As Luck Would Have It
Procrastination has always been a weakness. Thank goodness the internet and social media didn’t exist in its current form when I was in college. I would have been back home in Texas before the first blizzard buried my Chicago campus. While I still procrastinate on projects, I like to think my methods of stalling have… Continue reading Is Being a Writer Silly?
Hello! As this is my first post, let me be the first to welcome you to Journey to Napa and thank you kindly for checking it out. Feel free to learn more about me and the blog here. Now that the formalities are out-of-the-way, I have to be honest that getting here took some time.… Continue reading Starting a Blog in 25 Easy Steps