writing a blog

Many years ago when I hit PUBLISH here for the first time, I was so unsure of my future–mourning over the loss of my marriage, and trying to focus on a joyful, grateful heart–no matter how fleeting the feeling was some days. I was working to redefine my life. Writing was a big piece of […]


Have you heard of Sverve yet? It’s a place for female social media enthusiasts with blogs to come together to share tips and articles they love, help each other build greater social influence, increase blog readership, and connect easily with brands for sponsorships and affiliate opportunities. It’s fun, educational, and profitable for any female blogger. In […]


On Turning Three

April 18, 2013

in Life Lessons

Curled up with a hot cup of coffee, listening to the rain pattering outside on this spring morning, I am thinking about the past three years of my life. I am reflecting on all the events–big and small–as I contemplate the impact of Naked Girl in a Dress on my life and that of my […]


A Positive Reflection

February 28, 2013

in Life Lessons

This week I wrote a post after re-writing the About page on my site. While I discovered an irrelevancy now to those words describing me from three years ago when it was originally written, I found a shift in my writing focus as well. The reflection I see of myself now reveals not only a […]


A New Chapter in Life

February 27, 2013

in Mixed Bag

There are many benefits to writing on a blog. One is the opportunity to clearly see the past as it was in the moment–not a revisionist’s version of it. I am able to look back to read what I was doing, how I was feeling, remember my greatest fears and biggest frustrations. Last night was one […]


One of the best feelings is when someone publicly recognizes my greatness. It’s even better when I am touted as being fabulous and on a short list with writers from such esteemed blogs as The Bloggess and The Manwife Chronicles. Last week, for example, CV from Cubicle Views, awarded me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award along with […]