I love this time of year everyone is a little nicer, children look at the world in wonder, and spending time with love ones matters the most. This month is the only time of year that I love seeing snow and as I have gotten older I have come to realize I should slow down and take in the lights and joy of the season.
So, I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays! Enjoy this time with you friends and family.
I will be back next year with new poems, events, signings, and so much more. This next year will be full of new and promising adventures for me.
Sorry for being away, but I have been doing quite a bit of writing and working on my next collection of poems. The title is Don’t Let Me Fall. I will take you through my last year of sadness, grieving, learning, pain, finding the silver lining, and see the happiness in the smallest thing. This collection has my soul in every page and has helped me through the healing process.
I am hoping to have this collection by June 2020, and hopefully by the time Printers Row Lit Fest, which is June 6th and 7th. If you haven’t been to this Lit Fest, you should. There are Indie bookstores, authors, organizations, and so much more.
Up coming events:
Holiday Fine Arts Show and Sale, November 29th from 5p-8p at Grayslake Village Hall
A Poet in Everyone Workshop, January 11, 2020 from 1p-3p at Grayslake Heritage Center
Yay!!! After a few spring snowstorms and cold temperatures, we are finally in Spring. Flowers are blooming, trees turning green, and the sweet sound of kids playing outside, wakes all of us from the winter slump.
Now its time for planting. I have 3 new lilac bushes in the ground and standing tall. The kids will be more active in the veggie garden this year, which will be a huge help. We are extending it to hold more cucumbers and lettuce and adding some new veggies too.
What do all of this have with writing? Poetry? Its all about inspiration. Watching the world awaken around me, I go off in the land of poetry, where hope, beauty and emotions encourages me to write more, even raining days. Poetry is me. I put my heart and soul into every word I get on paper. Then listening to the kids outside reminds me of my youth and though my childhood had some very bad times, I can look back and see the moments that where my best days.
Life is my inspiration. So go out and enjoy Spring, maybe you will be inspired too.