Every month a question will be posed that may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Remember, the question is optional. You can write about anything that relates to your writing journey.
Let's give a warm welcome to our co-hosts: Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken!
This month's question is: What's the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it?
The only thing I regret about my "writing career" (if you can call it that) is that I didn't start submitting and looking for an agent when I was younger. Though I've written on and off most of my life, I didn't make the effort to get "mainstream published" until I was much older - I won't say how old because now I'm REALLY old and I don't seem to have the drive to spend hours every day at the computer.
That said, I'm happy and content with what I've done so far. Maybe some other things will get published, maybe not. Either way, it's okay.
On that note I'm pleased to share my article in the travel magazine, Destination: US Virgin Islands. This article is about how my grandparents came to own Trunk Bay, considered to be one of the most beautiful and most photographed beaches in the world, and how my grandmother ran a guest house there for years, without electricity.
So, Happy New Year, to me!!
This is my second article with this travel magazine. You can read my first article from 2020, HERE. The company did not print a magazine for 2021 so it was a pleasant surprise to be invited to write an article for the 2022 issue.
Trunk Bay was my first home. This is
place where I learned to swim, body serf, and fish off the rocks with a handline.
This is probably explains why you can take the girl out of the islands, but you can't take the islands out of the girl.
Tomorrow is Three Kings Day, a holiday celebrated with much gusto in Puerto Rico.
My mother was one of those children who put straw and water under her bed for the camels
only to wake in the morning to find presents.
Happy Three Kings Day to all!
Today I'm thankful to be here and to have made another revolution around the sun.
There is SO much to thankful for, despite what the news says or what people complain about.
Now it's onward into 2022. Who knows what it will bring? More of the same?
Something worse? Something better?
may we all be a calm during the hard times and joyful during the easy times.
I pass on this Tibetan Buddhist prayer to one and all.
May you be at peace.
May your heart remain open.
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature.
May you be healed.
May you be a source of healing for all sentient beings.
Happy New Year Everyone!