10 Things of Thankful – April 5

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It’s that time again to share the Ten Things of Thankful and I have so much, I am bursting at the seams!

1. I am seeing April 15 in the light at the end of the tunnel.

2. Loss of 1# this past week. And the new plan is working well. I am getting my nutrition in without feeling deprived.

3. I made it to Chapel Hill and back without too much trouble. Challenges with anxiety have been looming, but I am gradually getting better. Let’s hope the treatment continues to help. I have back up, but don’t like to use it.

4. My teeth are closer to being fixed. I had to chuckle at the doctor when she was helping the student. My phone was in my lap and I have a Wonder Woman sticker on the back. It’s not just the way to claim my phone, but also represents my belief that all women have the ability to view themselves as Wonder Woman. Anyway, the lady doctor gasped and said “Oh! Wonder Woman!” That helped me feel assured I am in good hands.

5. Easter is around the bend and my daughter will be coming here for a few days.

6. My “niece”  had a sweet baby boy on March 31. Zackariah Nathanial is beautiful! He greets his sister Savanna and she’s in love with her little brother. It reminds me when my little brother, Jeffrey, was born, when I was 5. It was a real live baby doll!

7. It’s National Poetry Month and I have been writing  a new poem every day. Here is the latest: I Am Jealous of Leo

8. Now that it is finally April I can look forward to the Triangle Association of Freelancer’s Conference. I am most looking forward to the class presented by none other than Jaki Shelton-Green, NC’s Poet Laureate.

9. I’m still going strong in the 6SS challenge, blog hop. Check my latest post Stolen: One Heart

10. Nancy Lee Badger featured my book on her blog Where Happy Ever After Takes the Road Less Traveled

So, there you have it!!

Would you like to join the Blog Hop for TTOT? Here’s the LINK


Write Now! 2019 Triangle Association of Freelancers Conference – Coming Soon!

Triangle Association of Freelancers is holding their annual Write Now conference on April 27, 2019 at McKimmon Center in beautiful Raleigh, NC. With the setting at the NC State campus, this is a fitting location for learning new skills, sharing, networking and so much more. Where else can you – in just one day – pack in a lot of learning, meet best-selling authors, make new friendships and meet with your old friends? Learning, fellowship, and fun is what I sum up my experience with Write Now. I always come away with more knowledge, practical skills, and an overall feeling of “can do” about my writing.

I cannot say enough about the value I have experienced with Write Now. The comfort level for someone like myself is awesome. There is such a positive energy it’s hard not to catch the good vibes!

Now…the nitty gritty… Here is the list of presenters and keynote speakers:

Write Now Presenters

I have been a TAF member for about three years. Meetings are almost monthly and there is always such warmth with the group. There is a message board where we can share with trouble shooting, successes, challenges, resources and more. Even those who live far away remain TAF members. In the last meeting they made it possible to conduct a Facebook Live event. This is something that will be ongoing. After the meeting a post is posted on the YouTube page. 

Here’s the presentation from the last meeting: YouTube

Recently, I wrote a blog post for the TAF blog. It was about mentorship. So much of what happens at TAF meetings is mentoring. Here’s the LINK to my post.

OKAY-Here’s the Link to Write Now Registration

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. Hope to see you there!