Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thank You!

I’m the kind of person who gets bored and tired of the same things, so I embrace change whether it’s specific to me or widespread. This came to mind as I thought about our new President, the upcoming budget, and changes in my life. On Friday, I said good-bye to my boss. She took a position in Boston within our company, and as we were talking I told her if my counterpart position opens up I’ll move to Boston in a heartbeat. I wasn’t surprised I'd consider moving there since nothing is holding me here or anywhere. Most of us don’t love the jobs we have, and if you have a boss you don’t get along with it makes every work day excruciating. Well, I got along with my boss, and the change that looms over our office as to who the new boss will be isn’t one I welcome with open arms.

My writing has also changed in the sense that it has become so much a part of my life now. For a long time, I stopped writing unable to get back into the groove because of the reaction and non-reaction I saw on a writing forum I belonged to. As a new writer, you rely on the experienced to guide you and help build your confidence. This forum happened to be more of an empowerment for those running it, a bragging area for the somewhat successful writers and the need to bash other writers who they felt didn’t deserve success. I made friends with many from that forum and hope to keep those friendships going, but for my own good couldn’t remain there. It took me awhile to wise up and move to another forum where they give great critiques without punching you in the gut and also praise for your writing strengths. It’s time for me to say, “Thank you” to The Writers Block for accepting and encouraging me. Because of you, I’ve submitted my work to a few places with plans to enter upcoming contests.

My blog has also helped me keep writing a part of my life and ‘you’ readers have been a support for coming back and reading my thoughts and poems. If it wasn’t for you, I probably wouldn’t post as much on my blog, so “Thank you” to all those who drop by either once or several times to read my ramblings. I truly appreciate it.

Thank you for the things you say,
or the things you don’t say when
you come my way. It’s nice to know
you stopped by to read my writing
not expecting Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a safe week!


  1. I always enjoy stopping by to see what's going on in your neck of the woods. Good luck with the new boss, hope it works out okay!

  2. Aw, thanks Joanne. I'm so glad you enjoy stopping by and reading what I have to say. Thanks for your well wishes.

  3. I think that you letting your boss know that you’d also move to Boston if the appropriate position opened up was one of the nicest complements you could give to her. I’m sure it means a lot to her to know how much you appreciated her. You never know your paths may cross again.

    Keep writing and I’ll keep reading.

    Best of luck going forward.

  4. Thanks, Veejay. It's nice you looked at what I said to my boss as a compliment.

    I will keep writing as long as you keep reading. ;)

    You too, and it's great to hear from you and anyone else reading my blog. What an honor for a blogger.

  5. Sometimes we have to look inside of ourselves, see what's there and eventually, it will lead us to where we need to be. I am very proud of you for persuing your writing and thrilled to death that you have had opportunity to see it improve. I too found several forums to be less than "greeting" to a writer , new to the field, when I began taking myself seriously. Keep at it, always believe in yourself..and if you move to Boston.. I'll buy you your first hangover...

  6. Thanks, Paula. :D And if I do move to Boston, I'm holding you to that hangover.

  7. Happy to hear you kept within the happiest route of your writing, in experience. :) Nice to be back.

  8. Nice to have you back. Hope you were busy writing. :D

  9. Hello Bea. :) No no writing at all, which is a pleasant thing for me. I have put the writing aside for a while for a purpose. Choosing to engage and express rather than write, which is a huge accomplishment for me, as I was always a shy away, and kept my feelings in my writing. Using writing more so to share things I love now, than dwelve into feelings which are now aired to everyone I come in contact with. :) YEY

  10. Then it sounds like you’ve found your happy route also. I’m glad you’re still writing to share things with others. Good luck to you with everything.