Opportunities at Every Turn in the Road

September 4, 2010

in Mixed Bag

I had many goals when I started this blog. I wanted to make a little ad revenue to help pay for the blog expenses, have a body of work to reference for freelance queries, and improve my writing. I would be lying if I didn’t state the big dream is to be a published author.

One thing I have learned so far from this blogging experience is to be open to opportunities. Yesterday I wrote about being prepared for turns and treacherous terrain on my life journey. Sometimes the bended road might lead me on a better course or even lead to discovering a short cut. Embracing and experiencing what comes my way is an essential part of this process.

By being open to opportunities I have two new places for you to find my writing. Yesterday my first article appeared on Girlfriendology. It is a piece I re-worked from my blog, but going forward original material will appear monthly on the site. I am also submitting over the weekend two articles for Blissfully Domestic, where I will also be a contributing writer monthly. I promise to share a link to my writing there once the first two pieces are published. I am honored for these unexpected opportunities and look forward to contributing meaningful writing for these sites as well.

Another opportunity I would not have expected when I started blogging was to appear on a radio program. It was such a fun experience. If you have some time over the weekend, you can listen to the podcast.

Looking back to the day the moving van arrived for my husband’s belongings, I realize that I could never have imagined I would be writing on a blog, for other sites, be interviewed on a radio show, or meet amazing people on the internet. I had no idea what my life would look like two years later. I would not have believed it if someone told me what life would look like either.

I am really happy.

And I am excited to see what is around the corner. There is so much more to discover on this journey. There is a surprise at each bend in the road.

Thanks for joining me.

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Jen September 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

That is so exciting for you! Congratulations. I have similar goals and I’m happy to hear that someone is achieving them. I would love to parlay my writing into something more I just haven’t been able to do it yet. Any advice would be much appreciated.


Sandra September 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Congrats Kelly! I just went over to Girlfriendology to read your article. I am so happy for you!
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misssrobin September 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Isn’t it amazing how our lives unfold? We think we want it to go one way, it takes a turn we’re sure we’re going to hate, and then we turn around to find that this new place is beautiful. Even if we didn’t choose to be there. And being able to be happy with these twists and turns is a gift.



Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm


I completely agree. It is so exciting to find ourselves in an unexpected place and be happy with the surprise. I am starting to let life unfold instead of trying to control my future so much.


Alana @ Domestically Challenged September 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Big congrats!! You deserve your success. :)
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Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Thank you Alana!


Mary Deauwel September 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I am a forty something too and a friend guided me to your site. My road has been a long one too and after kids, his life, and a lot of emptiness, I had to reinvent myself. What a job…and then I had to go to work! I am really enjoying your site and I will be reading for as long as we are in this together. While I do not know you, I know of you and I am in this with you. Keep up the good work and the great writing! I am getting so much out of your site and I will try to leave comments when I can and time permits. My deepest and sincerest best wishes go out to you for your accomplishments — you should feel great knowing that you touched the lives of many including mine. Thank you so much for letting me feel that someone out there understands how it feels to be free again…despite the fact that it can be scary at times.


Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm


I have a feeling we will always be in this together.


Frank September 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm

It is so wonderful to see the unexpected happen in a good way. It seems so often in life that the unexpected happennings are often not pleasant. I truly enjoy your writing and am happy for you to be able to reap the rewards of your gift. Congratulations to you and keep pushing forward.


Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm


Thank you for the kind words about my writing. I enjoy reading your comments here and bumping into you on Twitter and Studio30 Plus!



Kristy September 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I love blogging and am open to the opportunities it brings as well – can’t wait for the future!



Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Have you joined Studio30 Plus? It is a great social media site for writers. I just wrote about the legitimacy of being a writer, but only for the internet. The site link: http://www.studio30plus.com.


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