How’s it going out there?

I think it’s safe to say that these past several months have taken a toll on all of us, and/or has disrupted our lives in one way or another. I know for me, things have felt pretty stagnant.

Ben Franklin said, “… write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”

Since graduating high school, I have always juggled a couple of jobs at once, especially while paying my way through college, and then after college, I worked a few part-time positions that have granted me at least a few days a week to “write something worth reading…” – my novel, “…or do something worth writing” – traveling. Through all the hard work I put into each year, I have always had something to look forward to, usually a trip where I could rest, regain my strength and creativity.

I did have a handful more of pocket time this year to write, but usually writing and traveling go hand-and-hand for me, and it just wasn’t the case this year. And so, I have to find other ways to stay positive and creative while cooped up in my home-bubble this winter.

Another thing lacking from my life is not being able to attend open-mics where I am used to reading excerpts from The Pace of Nature and connect with fellow writers and readers. This is why I’ve decided to go to and join virtual open-mics in hopes to meet other writers and people I share a common interest with. Down the line, it is my goal to start my own open-mic group in which I will affiliate with Share Journal.

If anyone is interested in learning more about open-mics to connect, read and support each other’s work, you know where to find me.