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What happens when you get me 10,000 feet in the air away from all the hustle and bustle of life? The urge to write hits me like a ton of bricks. The ideas start flowing, the words come and I can feel the excitement of my calling rising up in me again. I hear the words ringing in my ears — You have it in you so what are you waiting for?

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This morning I woke up to a winter snow storm like no other. We have gotten about 3 inches of sleet with a potential 6-10 inches of snow being dumped on that. In fact — as of right now, it is coming down so hard, I can’t even see the school across the street. It’s days like this that make the perfect day for writing. BUT — my trying to be a perfect blogger messes all that up.

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I am in the middle of reading a romance novel right now about a woman who designs wedding dresses in secret because she works as a seamstress for a famous wedding gown designer. She doesn’t want him to find out because she is fearful of how he will react and she thinks she needs this job to survive. Things are happening and all of a sudden she is walking in the calling that God has placed on her life — what she has envisioned for so long. She finally feels like she can breathe again.

and that is where I am at today.

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This guest post on online writing curriculum has been submiteed by Nikolas Brown

Writing is an important skill for any profession, so it’s something you want to make sure you teach your students well. However, writing can be hard to teach. For some moms, even if they love to write and have an excellent command of the English language, coming up with a strategy for organizing grammar lessons and thinking of creative writing prompts– while also instilling a passion for writing in their children– can be very difficult.

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I tend to disagree with many bloggers out there — the ones that say in order for people to be interested in what you are saying you MUST post every single day. I don’t believe that for one hot second. In fact, I have found that in my world, sometimes less is better, because in reality, it’s about the quality of what you write and not the quantity or how much you write. The quantity vs quality issues has always been a sticky subject matter, but here are my thoughts on it.

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Today’s Prompt: In Between

Today, I am in between breaths. I am finding it hard to breathe again. Every single time I think I know what I want to do with my life, things suck me back and I feel stuck again.

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Yesterday, Kayla and I headed to Hopkinsville to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. We were both pretty excited about it. There is nothing more that we love, than spending time with her and making her feel special.

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After wrestling with God last week and then finally saying yes to Him, I am now anticipating the next step in this process of realizing and acting on my God sized dream. My sweet husband bought a chaise lounge for our bedroom that we can both use –his for study time to prepare when he has to teach, and me to write when I need some peace and quiet.

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Today’s prompt for Five Minute Friday: View

Honestly, I don’t even know where I should start. My view right now makes me numb. Staring at the screen all day, doing things I would rather not be doing– it makes me extremely numb.

You see, I stumbled on a book this morning that has made me finally say it. I am a writer. I am not a blogger. I am not a virtual assistant. I am a writer. The view I want more than anything right now is the view of me typing away and sharing the stories that are within me.

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