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( Oct. 10th, 2009 07:24 pm)
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places."

This quote, written by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms, best describes me. I am a person that the world has broken in many places at many different times, but I have risen from these challenges stronger because of them.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

- Winston Churchill

I am a proponent of "the glass half-full", chosing to see the world through rose-colored glasses instead of dirty dishwater. This unbridled optimism has often led me down paths I'd rather not have traveled. But I think it is better to be hopeful and hurt instead of pessimistic and unscathed.

"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."

- James Joyce

Motherhood seems to be something I excel in. I have a tendency to adopt and mother all I come in contact with. I consider my compassion for others to be one of my best qualities. There are times when I don't think my heart is big enough for all the love it contains for everyone in my life as well as the world.

"Without our stories we would be nothing."

-Neil Gaiman

To say that I am a writer would be stating the obvious. Words have huge significance in my life. I use them to tell my stories and to communicate to others. I revel in the feeling of certain words rolling off my tongue. I can climb into a prolific novel and wallow, never tiring of the prose. My greatest dream is to be a published author.

Please forgive me for borrowing the word of others to express the feelings I possess. Sometimes someone else has said it first and better than you ever could.
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( Oct. 5th, 2009 09:19 am)
I have decided that moving, working, being a mom, and NaNoWriMo isn't enough for me to do, so I am joining season six of LJ Idol.

Disclaimer for those of you who are dreading the pimp posts, there will only be one a week when voting begins with a link to the poll. Can you handle one pimp post a week? I hope so.

I need to get back to journaling and I'm sure you want more content than the twitter feeds I've been giving you guys.


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