Instead of a new year’s resolution, my husband and I chose a motto for 2019. Yes, we want to tighten up the diet and solidify an exercise routine, but we’re striving for more. And that “more” isn’t simply more reps, more water, more sleep. We want to expand how we think about caring for our […]
BornWilder is not simply the name of a website. It was chosen in homage to my struggle in establishing identity during my late twenties. Woman, (single) mother, and writer. Often times the most significant decisions we make are ones that go unnoticed by others. Read the story here.
Listen to my first interview!
Last November, I served as writer-in-residence for NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green’s SistaWRITE retreat in Ocracoke, NC. Peter Vankevich of WOVV 90.1 Ocracoke Community Radio, interviewed Jaki on her appointment as NC Poet Laureate, and then I talked about my journey as a writer, and my writer-in-residence position. Listen now!
A few years ago, an ER doctor asked me if my mother was DNR. Mom was in cardiac arrest. The doctor and I stood in the hallway, just outside of Mom’s room. I answered with Mom’s wishes: Yes. (She had spent the previous eight months battling squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils.) The doctor confirmed […]
It’s half way through 2018. A lot has shifted since setting goals for this year. The main thing that’s shifted is my professional focus. Come September, instead of growing my web design business, I will focus on writing and building my writing career. It’s interesting that even as I wrote that last sentence, it felt […]