Catholic Girl's Blog
- Miami, Florida, United States
- December 31
- Ghost Writer Extraordinaire
- Siren Publications
- "I'm the greatest little hoper that ever lived."
MY RECENT POSTS
- What I Wish I Knew My First
October 12, 2014 11:54AM
- Stop Everything and Write Your
September 14, 2014 09:59PM
July 08, 2014 02:34PM
- What I Learned from Watching
July 06, 2014 08:08AM
- A Difficult Woman
May 14, 2014 08:03PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Oh no, way better. Trust
October 12, 2014 04:37PM
- “After 13 years, I just
couldn't do it anymore. I
to work with
October 12, 2014 03:43PM
- “Def keep writing. Your
September 17, 2014 04:03PM
- “I actually teach memoir
writing workshops. It is a
powerful tool to write
September 16, 2014 04:48PM
- “You should read the
book. The sordid underbelly of
school left me unable
September 16, 2014 03:32PM
- New list
I was a teaching for 13 years and can honestly say I did not like working with parents or administration. From public to private, I just wasn't happy. They tell you it is a noble profession, but it draining. Moments when the students understand and the lightbulb go off are magical,… Read full post »
Stop What You Are Doing and Write Your Memoir
Humans write to communicate and connect. The memoir is the perfect way to do both. Most assume that if they are not a celebrity or they have not survived a national tragedy, then their words will not be valued. Siren Publications… Read full post »
I recently gave my best friend a Champagne lesson on a road trip to Orlando. She had no idea about true Champagne; her impression was that it was just a sparkling wine you could get anywhere. Well, for starters, I explained sparkling w… Read full post »
I have always been terrified of horror movies. After watching the 6th Sense, I did not sleep for three days. My mother yelled at me for believing in that nonsense and ordered me to bed. However, scientists have studied why we watch horror movies and the answer is surprising :… Read full post »
Women are sometimes miserable to each other. Commonly, a woman will say something incendiary and then run away. Perhaps they have the comfort of a group or position to shield them from their actions. This is beyond cowardly. If the receiver steps out-of-the-way of the verbal Molotov cockta… Read full post »
I thought of this today and while I am still processing it, I just wanted to share. Read full post »
I have been wrestling with deep thoughts since NYE. Real thoughts, thoughts that are pushing me out of my old life and into my new one. So deep do these go that sometimes I feel the atoms of my being fluxuate. Then I have to take a pause. I can only… Read full post »
I was walking the dog today and I thought about why I resist happiness so much. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but some of us spend them perpetually unhappy. There is always something to complain about, but really when I said to a friend the other… Read full post »
Yesterday I attended the funeral of my friend. The last one I put on my ball gown skirt for was my mother’s in 2001. My friend was kind and he never once turned me down for fixing a clogged toilet. All I had to do was say thank you with my… Read full post »
I have a question for the human race: Is it really our thoughts that drive our world or events?
Take someone who has been unlucky in lfe. Maybe they lost the parent lotto or just grew up in poverty or just grew up wealthy, but neglected. They may think I'm… Read full post »
I had the oddest thought today walking my dog in the rain.
Is this what normal feels like?
I am balanced inside, ok maybe still a bit off but better. Nothing seemed to phase me as we stomped through puddles. I didn't want to crawl into bed or find someone to… Read full post »
Tonight I was getting a bit antsy after completing my lesson plans. I paced up and down my tiny place. What is goin on? Why does my body feel on fire? My head started to get dizzy and the dog was looking at me with a concerned look.
What was… Read full post »
Last night I had an odd dream. I had spent the day resting from a long night out and was peaceful. I fell asleep and soon went to my subconscious' playground.
I was a little girl again and sitting on the floor in one of our houses, we moved quite… Read full post »
The other day I made a snap comment to a friend who recently had a baby.
She was trying to give me some comfort when I didn't need any. We used to be best friends in what seems like a million years ago. We stopped when after 13 years of being… Read full post »
If I were a character in a children’s book, I would have been called Little Miss Grudge. Forgiveness was for people who wanted to get off lightly and the suckers who were afraid to stand up for themselves. In my anger, I raged all the times at the wrongs done to… Read full post »
Last night around four o'clock in the morning a magical thing happened. No David Beckham did not crawl through my window, but close. I had fallen asleep early as it was cold here in Miami (around 50) and refuse to suffer. I loaded up on blankets and let the dog sleep… Read full post »
I had a brief text exchange with my healer today. As I go deeper into meditation, I find anxiety. Now those that have attempted meditation know that the monkey mind tries to fill up the silence with trivial matters. The dog needs walking or Jesus, is it cold in here. Whatever.… Read full post »
I started the year of in a bit of a funk. Shedding 2013 has been challenging so I thought I would write out some feelings. What I did not expect was the lovely support I have received. Some of it was so helpful and provided clarity. Many of you expressed I… Read full post »
I think many of us feel slighted in some way by our parents. It was their choice to bring us into the world, not ours. This is the primary example of how they have power over us. They smothered us or they just could not have cared less. Either way most… Read full post »
Today I had the most beautiful thought.
Let me backtrack a bit. I was thinking of having a song I love, a new one, to lift my spirits. Normally Pearl Jam's State of Love and Trust is my go to song. But it isn't some romantic ballad, it is the anthem… Read full post »
I get it. I really do. This being alone thing has me wound up something fierce. My shaman told me to release my fear of being alone. I took it to mean just let go and live my life for me. This is all great in theory and my wheels have… Read full post »
I have a friend who met her husband at 22. She married him at 33. Now we as woman tend to want to get our "one" out of the way quickly and move on with our careers. Yesterday, I thought to myself well she never was the quintessential single girl.… Read full post »
I sense the Noor’s disappointment. She and her husband were not real to me until tonight. In hindsight, I had heard whispers in the street that Noor not being the best wife and her ankles were on the medium side, but I dismissed it for jealousy. Now that I know she… Read full post »
For the first time in years, I decided to have a low-key Christmas. I went to Disney for Christmas and watched New Years on television with my sister who came down with chicken pox. My world has changed dramatically in a year. I almost lost both my sisters in January, my… Read full post »