Taking Stock - a quick look at life at the moment in list style. One word prompts and my quick fire responses. Always fun to do!
How did you find your blogging community?
How did you find your #blogging community? Do you join linkups with other bloggers. Today I'm looking at a few regular linkups that I sometimes join in.
Be a Seeker of Light #SundayStills
There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it. Quote by Amanda Gordon featured with my photos for this week's Sunday Stills.
Taking the Plunge #SundayStills
Have you ever taken the plunge? I'm sharing photos and stories for this week's Sunday Stills.
2022 – Looking in the rear view mirror #SundayStills
Sunday Stills returns with a look back at 2022 through a rear-view mirror. I'm combining photos with a Q&A in the one post as a nod at my year.
Taking Stock over the past few months
Taking stock - a quick look at life at the moment in list style. One word prompts and my quick fire responses.
Do you feel a part of a blogging community?
Do you feel part of a #blogging community? I know I do & link-ups like Denyse's #lifesstories has been a reason for this. Today is the final link-up offered by Denyse so come join in.
10 Thoughts about Blogging – #ThrowbackThursday
Revisiting my 10 Thoughts about Blogging post for #ThrowbackThursday. It's a year ago I was invited to do a talk about blogging at the local library. Of course I blogged about it.
Genius at Work – ICYMI
In case you missed it - a look back at the month in blogging.
Blogging thoughts 10 years on #lifesstories
Happy to share some thoughts on 10 years of blogging. It's been a learning curve and I'm never going to set the world on fire but I'm happy!
What does the future hold? #SundayStills
Sunday Stills is all about the future. What does it hold for these littlest members of my family?
2021 – Looking back at the year that was
Sunday Stills returns with a look back at 2021 through a rear-view mirror. I'm combining photos with a Q&A in the one post as a nod at my 2021.
How was July in terms of being #BOLD?
Bold is my Word of the Year for 2021 #WOTY. Here's an update on how I embraced being bold in July.
Please join me for #lifethisweek
I'm fairly easy to please, how about you? It's the simple things these days. Here are some of my thoughts for Denyse's #Lifethisweek
How is my #BOLD challenge coming along? June 2021
Becoming Bolder, is my personal challenge for 2021 with Bold as my Word of the Year #WOTY. So how did I embrace being bold in June?
Somewhere over the rainbow for #lifethisweek
What does 'optimism' mean to you? Here are some of my thoughts and rainbow photos for Denyse's #Lifethisweek
What’s the point of a world without fun? #lifethisweek
What does 'fun' mean to you? Here are some of my thoughts on the importance of having fun for Denyse's #Lifethisweek
You’ve got to nourish to flourish #lifethisweek
What does 'nourish' mean to you? Here are some of my thoughts on nourish in a variety of ways for Denyse's #Lifethisweek
June Story Chat: “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree” by Debbie Harris
Another way I’m being ‘bold’ this year, is by joining Marsha in her Story Chat series and saying yes to these types of activities that push me out of my comfort zone!
I wrote this short story in May, around Mother’s Day and am thrilled to have it shared by Marsha.
Here’s a sneak preview:
It felt like yesterday in her heart, but in her head, she knew it was almost fifty years ago. The day when everything she knew about life had irrevocably changed – the fateful story day when she’d become a new mother.
It was a day in late May, with winter setting in. The days were grey and wet, but every now and again a bright clear sunny day was a welcome relief and brightened the whole world. Unfortunately, it hadn’t been one of these bright clear days when it all happened, instead a storm was raging, roiling, thundering, lighting the sky with shards of electricity. Was it an omen – she often wondered that.
Becoming a mother hadn’t been high on her bucket list, in fact she’d been sitting on the fence about the whole motherhood thing, but the pressure from the state officials, family, especially her husband, and her friends, had been mounting for the past few years. They’d been married for 4 years already and people were starting to ask questions, quite probing personal questions in fact – when would they be starting their family, were they trying, did they have fertility issues, were they scared?
Really it was no-one else’s business at all – except it was.
The rules stated ‘after 5 years of marriage a baby must have been initiated by the couple other-wise medical intervention would be implemented’ – such official, impersonal language. Typical of the state!
If you want to find out what happens next, and believe me, you really do – then click onto Marsha’s post and join in the conversation.
Thanks again Marsha.
I’ve deliberately closed comments here so you can leave any thoughts over at Marsha’s post!
Friends, I want to welcome both YOU and this month’s author, Debbie Harris, to Story Chat. This month’s Story Chat is a futuristic, Twilight Zone-type family drama.
Debbie’s word this year is BOLD. Being featured on Story Chat is one of her steps towards achieving boldness. When you’re done reading her story, be sure to click on Debbie’s links to visit some of her posts.
Thanks for having me all the way from Australia Marsha. In a time when we can’t travel in person, at least we can move around the world via our blogs.
“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree”
It felt like yesterday in her heart, but in her head, she knew it was almost fifty years ago.
The day when everything she knew about life had irrevocably changed – the fateful stormy day she’d…
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How I’m getting my #BOLD on – May 2021 edition
Becoming Bolder, is my personal challenge for 2021 with Bold as my Word of the Year #WOTY. So how did I embrace being bold in May?