November 03, 2010
October 28, 2010
Hey Beautiful Humans,
So guess what? I have FINALLY launched the new Artsy & Ambitious! I think it's a little cleaner than this site and hopefully a little more entertaining too.
I'd like to thank every single person who has joined my blog and taken the time to read my ramblings. It truly means A LOT!!!
So when you get a minute, check out my new blog and let me know what you think. :)
Much love for the last time on this page,
October 26, 2010
It's been a while huh? I've been all over the place. Had my share of good days and bad. It took me about three months longer than planned, but I'm almost finished redesigning my NEW Artsy & Ambitious blog site. It'll be up in a couple days, but for now I'd like to share my TOP 5 A&A BLOG POSTS. Hope you enjoy.
5. Blessings in Disguise
Everybody loves a quotable.
4. Feminista in the Building
Check out my guest post on The Feminista Files, a blog by author Erica Kennedy.
3. Peaks and Valleys
We all go through ups and downs. Let's celebrate the ups.
2. Reunited and it Feels So...
I've decided to find my biological father. Here's the backstory.
1. Just Decide
Meet my grandmother, Louise Catherine. If she can do it, anybody can.
June 14, 2010
Re-designing this blog has been more work than I was originally expecting. But I want it to be good, so I'd rather take a little tiny bit longer and get my re-launch right the first time. So let's just say that the new Artsy & Ambitious is Coming Soon. :)
Thanks to all new and old followers as well. I appreciate your support. Hope what I finally present at least piques your interest.
And in the meantime, I'll try to visit as many of your sites and blogs as possible. Everyone is doing such interesting things. I likes!
May 06, 2010
So I've been MIA on the blogosphere for a few weeks (sorry). To make a long story short, your girl has been B-U-S-Y. From putting out family fires, to prioritizing my shaky health, to stepping up my professional game, I've been running, jumping, hurling and sprinting in a million different directions.
Anywho... last week I perused my page and realized that (drumroll please) IT'S TIME FOR AN A&A MAKE-OVER!!! I'm keeping the blog's theme the same, but the posts will be better organized. I'm changing the site's overall look too. Fun stuff. I'm excited!
April 20, 2010
(because reality makes great art)
It's that time again. Writers, poets and all other artsy folk, see what ideas you can drum up from these current news titles. This is a great exercise if you are creatively blocked or are looking for new assignments for your writer's group. It's a nice little warm up too. Try it!
And don't forget to check out my last set of creative springboards. ENJOY!
April 19, 2010
(starting the week w/ a positive mind)
The past few weeks have been a challenge to say the least. At first everything was going well. I was writing lots, exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. My relationships, both personal and professional were in rock solid condition. And I felt as if I was getting closer to reaching my goals each day. Then one Saturday morning I received a hysterical phone call from a close relative. I'm not ready to divulge the specifics to the blogosphere just yet, but know that the news was devastating. Suddenly my family was in crisis and a near melee involving a living room of shattered glass, a loaded gun and police intervention ensued. Much like any daytime soap opera, sex, lies and betrayal were involved. By the evening, we all emerged from the drama physically unscathed, but my family and I are still busy licking our emotional wounds.
Ever since the brouhaha I've had a hard time concentrating on just about EVERYTHING. I've slept too little. I've slept too much. I've written about twenty words TOTAL over the past two weeks. My blissful routine of good health, creativity and productivity has been grossly disrupted. The salads, fresh fruit and water I'd been consuming were quickly replaced with frozen pizza and lots of Red Bull. Not good. Not good at all.
However on Sunday I finally realized that I needed to regroup. I picked myself up and walked out my stress on the treadmill. I found a quiet place to write, spent the day people-watching and brainstormed a few new short story ideas. I threw away the Red Bull and frozen dinners and restocked my refrigerator with healthier foods. That evening, I took a long hot shower. I relaxed in my apartment wearing my plush terry robe and soothing H2O Plus facial mask. I calmed my nerves with a little Maxwell and Goapele. And most importantly I got down on my knees and prayed for clarity and strength through this difficult time in my life. And through God, I am learning how to support my loved ones without sacrificing my own peace, sanity, happiness and success. It's a tricky balancing act, but I have faith that it can be done. And for that I am grateful!