2017 Moving Forward…

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” ~Gilda Radner

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It’s the start of a new year and I’m moving forward with lessons learned and more determination than ever.   Working on new projects that I have been laying the groundwork for the past year and still in the throws of juggling two course loads; coaching (business) and history/archaeology/palaeography (academic). I will also still be writing copy, book reviews, volunteering and trying to work on my manuscripts…oh and stay sane…oops! Well that ship sailed a long time ago! 😝

Here’s to hoping 2017 turns out to be a stellar year of new beginnings for everyone!

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re making each and every moment matter!  🙂

Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” ~Ralph Blum

#amwriting #researching #historicalfiction #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #coaching #art #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~WIP Catacombs #HistoricalFiction #UrbanFantasy

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

A Blissfully Busy November!

“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”~Ray Bradbury

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November is shaping up to be blissfully busy! For the past few months I have been following two paths of studies, my usual archaeology/history courses and most recently I’ve been busy taking coaching CPD credits.

This November as well as my courses and usual to do list,  I’m also looking forward to tackling NaNoWriMo. To sum it up,  in between writing essays, author interviews and articles I will be trying to write the first draft of a  50,000 word (min.)novel by the 30th.I’m getting the funny feeling that Starbucks will be my best friend! 😉

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true–hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”~ Ray Bradbury

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re living with passion and purpose ! 🙂
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”~Stephen King

#amwriting #researching #mythology #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #coaching #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~ #AmWriting #UrbanFantasy ~ Uisce

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October and New Beginnings…

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” ~ Rumi

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September saw the start of some new paths and projects for me. For years I had dreamed of following a certain professional path only to be met with roadblocks out of my control, total frustration and then acceptance that perhaps things just weren’t meant to be. It’s odd how just when you least expect it, an opportunity presents itself that opens doors you once thought were closed to you. Over the next few months I will be working hard to make sure that door stays open…stay tuned for more news.

“It might take a year it might take a day but what’s meant to be will always find its way.” ~Unknown

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams a reality!  🙂
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi

#amwriting #researching #mythology #urbanfantasy #learning #studying #archaeology #history #arttherapy #volunteering #palaeography #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing

My Spotify Playlist ~ #AmWriting #UrbanFantasy ~ Uisce

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Interview with Author Mari L. McCarthy of @CreateWriteNow via BelindaWitzenhausen.com

I am thrilled to  interview Mari L. McCarthy, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of CreateWriteNow and discuss her new book Journaling Power! Welcome Mari!  Please tell us a bit about you…

Source: Interview with Author Mari L. McCarthy of @CreateWriteNow

Falling into Autumn

 

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It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over and my favourite season is almost upon us!  Looking forward to some busy months ahead following some new paths, continuing along some old ones and enjoying the journey. #amwriting #researching #learning #studying #archaeology #palaeography #egyptology #history #transcribing #amreading #photography #blogging #authorinterviews #journaling #organizing #volunteering

Wherever you may be in your day or evening, I hope you’re creating the life you’ve always dreamed of!  🙂
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

My #AmWriting & #Studying Playlist on Spotify…

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Wishing all an inspirational June!

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“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” ~ Jesse Owens

Busy month ahead, going to need lotsa #coffee!☕ 😉  I have some exciting creative and academic projects on the go… I’m loving every minute! 🙂 #amwriting #researching #studying #paleography #archaeology #mythology #amreading #creating  #transcribing #painting #volunteering #makingdreamsareality

No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re making your fondest dreams a reality! Wishing everyone an inspirational June!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”~Anatole France

This week’s #AmWriting Playlist on Spotify…

June Playlist

 

May flowers and lots of #writing! :)

“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
~Louis Pasteur

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Busy month ahead! #amwriting #studying #revising #volunteering #creating #catchingup
No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you have the courage to reach for your dreams! Never give up on your dreams, work hard to make your fondest ones a reality!

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Live, laugh & love! ❤

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined!”
~ Henry David Thoreau

This week’s #AmWriting/#Studying Playlist on Spotify…

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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
~ Maya Angelou

#amwriting #urbanfantasy #researching #creating #studying #amreading #volunteering #transcribing #paleography #celticmythology #literature #ancienthistory #archaeology #screenwriting #photography #makingdreamsareality #pursuingmypassion

One of my favourite quotes on #writing…

Sometimes I think we all need some inspiration, something to remind us that no matter how old we are there is always a chance for a new beginning. 🙂

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Photograph © Belinda Witzenhausen 2016

“Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where — if you missed it by age 19 — you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world — at any age. At least try.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s February Already?

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Wow, it’s February already!  Busy month ahead, going to need lotsa #coffee!☕ 😉  I have so many projects on the go but I’m loving every minute! 🙂 #amwriting #researching #studying #amreading #creating  & #volunteering .

No matter where you are in your day or evening, I hope you’re counting your blessings not your burdens! Wishing everyone a #WonderfulWeek!
Live, laugh & love! ❤

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

This week’s #AmWriting Playlist on Spotify…

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#amwriting #amreading #urbanfantasy #NA #archaeological #mystery #celticmythology #archaeology #literature #egyptology #paleography #transcribing #painting #crocheting #makingdreamsareality