Introduction

My name is Colleen, and welcome to the blog! I have been a writer for most of my life. My work had been featured on several websites, like Explorer Gear and with New Hampshire State Parks. Writing is my passion. It had helped me through many difficult periods in my life. I am excited toContinue reading “Introduction”

Letting Go

For many years I lived in the midst of chaos. My Mothers was a hardcore alcoholic. Our family dynamic was enabling and unhealthy. I witnessed terrible things, and was helpless to stop them. I never knew normal, and carry heavy emotional scars. My identity and behavior was been shaped around this painful past. I amContinue reading “Letting Go”

Finding Happy

Yesterday was just a regular Monday. My job had sent me out to Stratham for training. It is only 10 minutes from the New Hampshire Seacoast, so I took a ride. I have always been adventurous at heart, but I haven’t always followed through.   My life used to be driven by other peoples expectations.Continue reading “Finding Happy”

June Check In

So much has happened since my last post in April. I have so much to share!  There have been some progress on my goals, and some fun trips. Yet I wanted to take a moment and back track on my journey the last few months. I have made some major life changes. These changes areContinue reading “June Check In”

Waves at Wallis

Today was a rough Monday. I felt tired, and stretched out, and couldn’t really settle. My mood was volatile, and I did only did the least expected of me. My daily life has been boring as of late. Right now, what is getting me through is the thoughts of tomorrow. The trips we are planningContinue reading “Waves at Wallis”

Trauma Laundry

As the last of the laundry was folded, I sighed in relief. It feels incredibly good to get things done. It may seem small, but for me it is important to get laundry done. It is something that I am just learning to do. Usually laundry goes like this…… I wait till there is wayContinue reading “Trauma Laundry”

2018 Goals: Update

Its New Years Eve, and Its hard to believe that another year has flown by. Last January I wrote a small post outlining my goals for 2018. I wanted to circle back on those goals I set. I believe in transparency, so here is an update on my 2018 goals. Write One Page everyday IContinue reading “2018 Goals: Update”

Best Books of 2018

I can’t believe that it is already November. The holidays are coming up, and we are nearing the end of 2018. One of my goals this year was to read more. I love books, but struggle to find time to read.  This year reading was prioritized and it paid off. This week I finished my 2018Continue reading “Best Books of 2018”

Blog post ideas

  These days, there is infinite information at our fingertips.  There are  many incredible resources for writers. There are awesome groups, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Looking for fun writing prompts, I discovered so many great ones. Many are things I would never think of, but thought provoking and fun. I wanted to share someContinue reading “Blog post ideas”

Tough Writing Days

It is a dreary Sunday. The skies are slate gray and the wind restlessly pushes the trees back and forth. The last few vestiges of Fall are leaving us. Things are moving along here, but I have hot another slump in my writing. I have been struggling, the ast few days to put words onContinue reading “Tough Writing Days”