Writers Workshop- A must

In October I started to take a writers workshop from a talented local writer that wanted to provide a fun learning environment to all skills levels. It was 8 weeks long and I can say it was AMAZING. I learned things that a normal classroom could not teach me. I learned spelling, grammar and structure matter but not until after you have written your shitty first draft. You learn that you have a voice and what is important is to get your story out. Fiction or non, we all have a story and sometimes we just need to get it on paper.…

My Story

I posted on FB and Instagram yesterday a picture of me reading at an open mic night and it got a lot of attention. If you are interested in reading the story that I wrote and read it is posted below. I am very proud of it, but also know it needs some work. I hope to only improve on it and my writing skills. I took at the wonderful writing workshop over the last two months that really helped me to develop as a writer. You can find out more information about it here:  http://www.feettothefirewriters.com/message 5 Senses It is amazing, to me, how…

Life back to normal, or normal for me

Another NuLu Fest is in the books (for the most part) and my life might calm down for a bit. If you know me, you know my life never really calms down, and that is okay with me. I go go go most of the time. But who knows, maybe this fall, I will stop and enjoy the pumpkins a little more before all the stilly cold white stuff buries us all under. I love fall. The beautiful colors, the smell of outdoor fire pits, Halloween, pumpkins, soup, and boots. It is hard to pinpoint my favorite thing about fall. Pumpkins make…

Shin Splints

I have them and I am not happy about it. I about cried my eyes out on my run the other day and not do not want to run today because I don’t want to risk the pain. I am in the process of looking for new shoes and hope that helps. I am also reading up on how to prevent them but any advise is welcome. Again I am not a running, I am a girl who loves to ride her bike and needs to get back in shape to race it. Running is part of that process. What do you…

Girl Scout Racing Rally

It that time of year for me- Girl Scout time. This will be my 5th year of being a Girl Scout leader to the #besttroopever and I am so excited to be hanging out with the girls again as well as the other leaders that I get to learn from and plan really cool stuff. Speaking of really cool stuff that we are planning. Check out our event in November: The Girl Scout Racing Rally. It is like a Pinewood Derby (okay it IS one but we can’t call it that) but ours will be 1000x time better because again we are…

NuLu Fest is my life (right now)

If you are friends with me on Facebook you are probably sick of me talking about NuLu Fest already and all’s I can tell you is it is only going to be more of the same. NuLu Fest is very near and dear to me. I am the event manager this year but beyond that, it was the first major event that I was hand to help plan 6 years ago. A person challenged me to take it on, telling me that I was just the person could do it and make it great. I have been involved in 5 out of…

Things on my run

Today I ran, something new for me (for the most part). I am not a runner I am a cyclist but I have learned that I need the cardio that comes from running to help me improve on my cycling. So today I ran and learned a few things on my run. 1) Calories matter, I did not have enough to late me 2) My legs were not awesome (probably from the 20 mine ride yesterday). 3) Water matters 4) Music is important 5) I have a really pretty neighborhood 6) Hills suck on a run and a ride 7) I get…