inspiration, life, life inspiration

A-to-Z Inspirations

This list includes some of my life inspirations, starting with words beginning with the letter A, continuing on to B and so on, and finishing with Z: A artists, autumn, authenticity, aromas B butterflies, books, bridges, beaches C children, craft chocolate, castles, community, challenges, cameras, Chopin, conversations, costumes, culinary cuisines, cathedrals D dreams, daughters, dawn,… Continue reading A-to-Z Inspirations

inspiration, life, musings, writing inspiration

Inspirational Musings and Serenades

Good morning, everyone. It's certainly morning, but I struggle with the 'good' part when I have to hit the ground running at 6 am. For those of you who don't know me very well, I'm not a morning person. I mean, I get my best work done before noon, but not predawn. That's way too… Continue reading Inspirational Musings and Serenades

encouragement, inspiration, writer, writing

Just As You Are

A dear friend and mentor, Nancy, had encouraged us aspiring writers to list expectations and hopes for a writing career and eliminate some that are potential hindrances to writing. For me, a keeper was and is: changing lives for the better. She followed that up by challenging me to ask friends how they want their… Continue reading Just As You Are

life, Monday, pandemic, Uncategorized

Mad Monday

Mondays seemed crazy before the pandemic. Now they feel even madder. The weekend brimmed with activities: celebrating birthdays - eating special meals, making a cookie cake, picking up boba tea drinks, opening presents - in addition to the usual doing chores and cooking. My tension headaches decreased in intensity for awhile. Spending time with people… Continue reading Mad Monday

inspiration, writer, writing, writing process

Writing Bare

  Vivid and bold. But I am not cold. Sadness and pain color what I see. Love and laughter set me free. Predictable and unpredictable, craziness and order to the full. Nothing left out. Truth laid bare. That's the way I write, vivid and bold, I dare.   Lily Chang © 2020