Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yes, You Are a Writer

So as I type this, I'm preparing to go and deliver my session in the Hickory Room of the Arlington Hotel, the one where I give all the encouragement about believing in yourself as a blogger writer.

It's going to be fun; there's going to be a lip synch performance by the Oklahoma Women Bloggers. Only 4 of us (if we can convince Rachel to get up and join us), so not *exactly* a flash mob.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


It's been a hella busy week. I'm prepping to go to Arkansas for the Women Bloggers conference, which I've talked about. I'm working on my presentation and some fun surprises with my fellow Oklahoma bloggers. Also working on about a million other things, and as things tend to do, they are all coming to a head this week. Good things, but just a lot of things.

Monday, August 24, 2015

It's a Bittersweet Symphony, This Life

Back to school time is here! Back to school time is here! It's great, right? I mean, yes, it is great. But also? Bittersweet.

The summer has flown by so quickly and shockingly, here we are at the end of the season and the kids are back in school. Last week, I took the kids on one final hurrah to the Zoo. I mean—I love the zoo. Here in OKC and also back when I was a kid and would go to the Milwaukee County Zoo with my family and cooler full of food and beer (it was a different time).

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Reboot

Way back at the beginning of the year, I made a commitment to my "word of the year."

Let's face it—nobody likes to make big, sweeping commitments to positivity like a blogger, amirite?

My word of the year for 2015? AWARENESS.

But, I don't know if I made the right choice. I think it's time for a reboot.

Monday, August 17, 2015

AWBU 2015

Ermagerd! It's almost time for the Arkansas Women Bloggers University Conference! This is the fifth year the conference has been held, the third year I've attended. Not only is it a great, regional conference full of supportive women bloggers, it's an environment where the whole Women Bloggers motto of "Gather, Grow, Connect" is on full display. Every year, I meet bloggers from all over the region, women who continue to offer me loving support and connection when I need it most.