An About page on a personal site seems kinda redundant, doesn’t it? I was thinking of that as I put it together. I was also thinking how a few years ago, I wouldn’t have wanted to put any of this up. Why? Because I’m a creative, an artist, and we creative types have a hard time talking about ourselves and tooting our own horns.
Over the years I made an effort to get out from behind the monitor and into the world. Spurred on by Shonda Rhymes’ The Year of Yes, I said “Yes!” to a lot of things; yes to hosting workshops at the Green Valley Library, yes to going to more conferences, yes to joining writing groups (served as Webmaster 2017-2019, and Exec. Assist. to the President 2018-2019 for the Henderson Writers Group here in Las Vegas), yes to book shows and signings, yes to…ENJOYING LIFE!
Publishing a six book series led to cover design awards and fantastic reviews, serving as webmaster on the HWG Board earned me The President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the organization, book signings taught me the ins and outs of marketing, and the chance to meet some really cool people along the way. These network connections still serve me well today, and with the world the way it is, everyone needs all the help they can get.
It’s made a huge difference. You should try it. I dare you. Put 2020 behind you, dare to step out from behind your self-imposed restrictions and be the creative Rebel you were born to be.
It’s okay to shout from the rooftops once in a while. Good things happen. Invite others up to the party. We have fireworks, music, movies, storytelling galore.
And cookies. Lots of them.
So, come on up. There’s beverages in the cooler, lounge chairs, a pool (hey, why not? It’s my world). Explore the site and enjoy, I’m glad to have you here.