The Write Time

I never meant to stop writing. It just sort of happened.

The last post I wrote in 2018 was mere days after I’d separated from my husband. For awhile, I suppose I tried to pretend nothing had changed, but I could not have been more wrong. My whole life was about to take a turn; it was the beginning of a series of struggles.

At first, I just kept putting off publishing anything on my blog. What could I possibly say? There was some relief at having ended a relationship that had had its fair share of problems. But no matter how I looked at it, the effects were devastating.

The silver lining? It was the beginning of rediscovering my independence, my power, and myself.

Join me as I share some of my stories about finding healing in new beginnings, and about finding magic in moments otherwise missed or mundane.

I hope that you, too, have been able to find light in dark times.


Weekly Photography Challenge: Beginning


The new year brings many thoughts of new beginnings.

When I think of beginning, I think of milestones like the first day of school; I think of my wedding day and the start of many wonderful adventures with my husband; I think of the day each of my children were born, beginning their lives and my life as a mom. I also think of the sun in the morning welcoming each new day and starting small projects around the house. There are so many beginnings, each with the promise of hope.

When I think of photographing a beginning, I think of spring. Although it is not yet spring, I have chosen to use a photo I have that represents beginning for me: New season, new life, new possibilities.

Wishing you many happy beginnings in 2014.