Dreams realized Wednesday, Dec 30 2015 

One of my dreams was realized in 2015. I completed my first novella called Courting Love. I took the opinions of other writers into account when I edited it and then formatted it for ebook distribution befor finally uploading it for mass distribution on several ebook platforms through Smashwords.

This was a dream I had in my 20s that took nearly 30 years to realized as life had a way of deterring my path.  In addition to this accomplishment, I also walked the stage to receive my Masters degree in business management.

I encourage all who have dreams to take the bull by the horns and make them happen.  With the Internet as a tool, do your research and find a way to work on realizing your dreams.  I am proof positive that it is never too late to make it happen.

Please take a moment and share your major 2015 accomplishments. You could be an inspiration to others looking for the courage to step outside thier box and try something new.

Reflections of 2015 Monday, Dec 28 2015 

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The end of 2015 is near and for the last couple of days, I have been reflecting on what this year has been for me both professionally and personally.  I started off the year with the expectation that there was going to be some changes and I was not disappointed.

Professionally, I changed jobs to further a career in public relations. The offer started with an email from a local healthcare public relations company who saw my profile on LinkedIn and reached out to me.  During this journey, there has been some challenges but it has been a worthy experience.  As I round out this year, I have embarked on my writing career developing articles on green living for Examiner.com.  My initial article, Drought stricken Los  Angeles looks at use of storm runoff and it has gone pretty well in the first 48 hours and my income will reflect a positive change in lifestyle as I grow as a writer.

Personally, there have been a couple of health issues with myself and my youngest child.  We have both come out on the other side doing better and feeling stronger. It is important that you always seek medical assistance as soon as you feel off in any way.

Going into 2016, there are no resolutions just the commitment to further grow professionally and work on me as a person as I head into the year with a soon-to-be high school graduate and a goal to make a difference using the written word.  Additionally, I encourage everyone to go outside of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do to enrich your life and make a difference to others.