Hello World!


Hanging from my desk lamp is a sign that I have looked at and pondered for several years, and today is another step in that dream becoming reality.  Posting my first blog!  Going public with what to this point has been very personal and for my eyes only.  Without risk we do not grow, so here I go.  Getting out what is on the inside, defining and refining my thoughts, beliefs, opinions and ideas is and adventure in vulnerability.

Will you join me as I sojourn down this path that we all are on, to become the best version of ourselves?  I am following in the steps of others whose lives have inspired me and encouraging you to discover and reach your ideal you is a passion of mine.  Words – pregnant with meaning that ennoble your heart, engage your mind and awaken your spirit.  May my writing be the skillful work of a poet that helps you hear your song that was seeded into your DNA.

Years ago my self doubt and self loathing hindered self confidence.  Through reading other’s own words of how they battled and overcame tragedy, trauma, mistakes and failures breathed hope into my soul.  I began to believe that if they could persevere and come out the other side with gratitude, wisdom and better, that maybe I could also.  A dear friend of mine whose work as a master chef,cooking instructor, wine country bicycle tour guide, is also an award winning author in culinary history.  Her belief in my abilities continues to bolster my courage to keeping putting myself out there.

So – here I go!  A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.  Having journaled for years, this is not my first step as far as writing, but at being an author.