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WEEKLY QUOTE – FEBRUARY 8

Good morning, all and here’s my weekly quote:

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This quote seems appropriate considering everything that’s been going on for the past couple of months. A lot of people have had much to say lately. Whether based on facts seems to be irrelevant.

No wonder my stress level has been so high…

Enjoy the rest of your week.

 

 

 

IWSG – AND NEW WEEKLY QUOTES

Hello, bloggers. It is the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

NinjaInsecure Writers Support Group Badge Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, my hero and one of my mentors, founded this amazing and wonderful group.

The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for the February 1 posting of the IWSG are Misha Gericke, LK Hill, Juneta Key, Christy and Joylene Buter!

Don’t forget to visit them and thank them for their hard work!

Now that I’m settled in (for the most part) with home, doctors, insurance, etc., I started thinking about how I could motivate myself into blogging more. I decided that I would post a quote every week that would reflect how I’m feeling at the time I schedule it.

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One week it could be funny, the next it could be reflective. You get the point. Since this is the first Wednesday of a new month, I decided to start today.

I somehow manage to find the courage every day. I hope you do too.

 

February 1 Question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

Check out my other blog’s post at lilicasplace for the answer.

What motivates you to continue blogging? Did you answer the question of the month?

 

 

 

 

 

IWSG – CHIN UP

Hello fellow bloggers. It is the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. Please make sure to check the #IWSG homepage today. There’s a special announcement you don’t want to miss! Click on the link above to check it out.

Click on the Image to Join

Click on the Image to Join

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this amazing and wonderful group.

The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are  Julie Flanders, Murees Dupé, Dolorah at Book Lover, Christine Rains, and Heather Gardner!

Make sure you pay them a visit and thank them for all their hard work!

It’s been a tumultuous few months, but I’m keeping it together. Making every attempt to keep my chin up and trudge forward because it’s what I have to do.

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When I feel defeated, I vent to a very special few, who hear me out and offer advice. I’m still traveling a rough road to get where I need to be. I pulled this Maya Angelou quote, and it expresses exactly how I feel. It instantly made me feel stronger. I loved her.

I refuse to give in. Sometimes I might be a little battered, but I will never admit defeat. Ever.

Do you have any favorite quotes that snap you out of a bad mood? Any other fans of Maya Angelou out there?

 

 

 

 

THREE QUOTES CHALLENGE

Hey all! Friend and fellow blogger Jen has given me the Three Quotes Challenge. Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that it’s almost impossible for me to shy away from a challenge. 😀 Though I don’t call this a true challenge, I love quotes, so I’m in.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THINKING OF ME!

The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb–Or pass it from three (3) to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

Here are my three quotes:

BQ-frederickdouglass377775This quote (and picture) hits close to home. My left arm contracted to about this position nearly a year (give or take) post-stroke. A couple of months after exhausting my therapies, I discussed the pain and inability to move it to my original neurologist.

His words, to paraphrase, were “You suffered a life altering event. You’re lucky to be alive. You’ll learn to live with it.” It was an unacceptable response and I found another neurologist and a rehabilitation doctor. Further testing showed I had a frozen shoulder from the hemorrhage/stroke and scar tissue from my partially torn rotator cuff. I was given exercises to do until I was eligible for more physical therapy the following year. I now have nearly 80% range of motion in my left arm and shoulder. TAKE THAT, DR. Y!!!

BQ-cslewis119176That’s right, and I’m not letting anything stop me because of some stupid things called obstacles. See, I finally got it.

Maybe all the progress during the first half of the year has inflated my ego a little, maybe I got tired of the way some people have been treating me, or maybe it’s been a combination of both. I don’t know. What I do know is that Little Ms. Eva over here is on a mission of goal setting and dream weaving. I’m not going to stop until I get what I want. Don’t worry; no one needs to jump off the deep end! I’m not planning on setting unattainable goals or dreaming ‘Impossible Dreams”. 😀 Pushing myself a little harder and reaching a little higher is the plan, that’s all.

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I couldn’t resist this one because the baby seal was so cute, and I figured this was a good time for an ‘Awww’ moment.  🙂

 

 

 

Now, the three bloggers I’m choosing for this Challenge are:  Melissa Maygrove, Lady Jai, and Kitt O’Malley.

Do you have any quotes you’d like to share? I love positive, inspirational, motivational, and uplifting quotes. Funny and cute work too! 🙂
 

 

 

IWSG – QUOTES TO LIVE BY

Hello fellow bloggers, writers, and wielders of the mighty pen. It is the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

Click on the Image to Join

Click on the Image to Join

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this amazing and wonderful group.

Its purpose is for writers of any kind to share their doubts, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for the April 1 posting of the IWSG will be Suzanne Furness, Tonja Drecker, Toi Thomas, Rachna Chhabria, Fundy Blue, and Donna Hole!

 

Make sure you pay them a visit and thank them for all their hard work!

I’m keeping it simple this month by listing a few important quotes to live by, since my alter ego will be busy doing April’s A-Z Challenge along with many other wonderful bloggers.  You can check my progress at my other blog lilicasplace.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. – Jon Bon Jovi

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. – Joel Osteen

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent. – Tony Robbins

I hope these quotes help you maintain a positive outlook for the coming months. I know I’m trying hard to live by a lot of the quotes I’ve been reading lately.

Until next month…

 

 

 

 

Insecure Writers Support Group-Quotes and NaNoWriMo

Hello bloggers, writers, and wielder of the mighty pen. It’s November 5, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

Click on the Image to Join

Click on the Image to Join

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this wonderful group and it’s become a safe haven for writers of all kinds. We even have our own website & Facebook Page.

The purpose of this group is for writers to share doubts, fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who’ve “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, completes edits, finds the perfect critique group, publishes work, or has other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

Co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are:

LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard and SL Hennessy!

Pay them a visit and thank them for all their work!

I’m keeping it simple since I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I’m going to post a few quotes that I think will help encourage me. Come by & cheer me on by commenting; blog posting will be light this month, but I’ll be checking comments here and my other blog lilicasplace.

 

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~Bill Cosby

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. ~Steven Wright

Be obscure clearly. ~E. B. White

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~Miguel Angel RuizI have to focus on this one 🙂

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ~J. K. Rowling


That’s all for now. Until next month…happy writing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Something on Strength

Hey Blogger friends. Not surprisingly,  there’s a little something coming out of left field for me again. This time I’m going to try not letting it affect me the way things normally would. As a matter of fact, I’m not even going to talk about it here. I’m going to mention the positives.

I’ve been working hard to build up a stronger and more caring support system, something I didn’t have much of before when I was recovering from my hemorrhage…still recovering, actually.

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I’m posting the image above about STRENGTH. I’ve read it over and over and do believe that I have the power to overcome all obstacles in my way. Some days it feels impossible, but the welcoming by a small but loving, caring, and GENUINE group of people has been a blessing to me. Finding my family after so many years has been the other. I am truly hopeful that many, many great things will be happening for me soon.

I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE STRENGTH TO GET OVER ANOTHER HUMP OR TWO THIS WEEK… 

I hope this quote gives someone else the hope and positivity it has given me.

Until next post…