Reflections from an emerging writer as she journeys through the creative process.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday To All!



January is a birthday month for my family. Not only is it a celebration time for my brother and sister, but it's also my birthday on the 23rd. I'm turning 62 years old and want everyone to know that I'm still feeling as young inside as when I was first in college learning about the world.

This birthday has special meaning to me. It's a reminder that time passes by whether we acknowledge it or not. I'm hoping to spend it working on my stories and then having a small celebration with my children. But no matter how I celebrate, I want to remember that time is so precious to me. I didn't realize this until just recently. It goes by fast and can't be recovered.

In my life I've studied music, nursing, psychology and writing. I'm a mother of three and a grandmother. I've traveled to Europe and Japan with orchestras and had the opportunity to explore many of the southern United States. With all these experiences, I'm hoping to spend the next few years writing and using my life experiences to create new and more interesting stories.

I want everyone to share my celebration with me. Remember, you're only as old as you think you are, even if your body complains and reminds you of your age. Take advantage of the time you have and don't squander it.

Time is the coin of your life. Learn to spend it wisely.

6 comments:

  1. Happy birthday for Thursday! I hope you and your family have a wonderful birthday month.

    I love your quote at the bottom, very wise words.

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    1. Thanks! We have a lot of fun. And I'm not sure where the quote came from.

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  2. Happy Birthday month. Sounds like you have a great plan and lots of interesting experience to pull from.

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    1. Yes, I have many memories that color my stories. I write them down in my notebook when I remember them so I have them handy.

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    1. Thanks! I've been under the weather and truly feel my age! LOL!

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