Hello Dear Readers!
This is going to be a rather short post today – I’m so excited and wanted to share my good news with you! However, I must give you a short background of what took place before the good news. Not long after I returned form Haven in the Fall of 2013, Laura Munson invited all those alumni who have attended the writing retreats, to write an essay of our experience. Why was it special, what did we take from it, etc. The winners of this contest would be posted on her 2014 Winter Series blog.
Last week I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed. I was accepted into a Transition Program at our local community college. This is focused on woman re-entering the work force after a divorce, or if they were widowed, or their husbands were unemployed. It is an amazing program which after you complete the four week intensive computer and career classes – you walk away with 75 total hours under your belt. However, I have not sat in a classroom for most of a day, looking up at a screen, down at my computer screen and learning a new skill in years! It is a combination of fun and frustration – but it is a wonderful group of ten women, so there is laughter and support, some tears and lots of encouragement.
Not having time to check my emails, it wasn’t until Thursday, January 16th that I drug myself in front of my laptop and found emails from Laura asking if I had seen the announcement? I had no idea what she was talking about. Then I saw a message from her administrative assistant with the words Winter Series. My heart jumped into my throat! Could it be?? Did Laura choose me?!? Indeed, yes!
So my dear friends, family, readers and fellow writers, I invite you to take a moment and go to: http://blog.lauramunson.com/2014/01/16/haven-winter-series-2/
While there take another moment or two and explore Laura’s blog. She is a wonderful writer and excellent photographer. What I find so amazing is this blog was started with my sincere thanks to her for putting her hands upon my back and pushing me onward – to continue this journey as a writer, and here I must sincerely thank her again. I am so excited, so proud, yet so humbled by this next step into a new chapter. Thank you again, and again, and again Laura! XO
Breathe Deep, Think Peace