To Journal 4.24.19 Excerpt from “After the Rooster Crows”, “My Personal Journal” Author/Publisher Intro (1 min read)

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Whether you journal

In the morning,

Or you journal

In the eve,

You journal to get

Your thoughts out

Or you journal,

So that your words

Flow.

This journal is for you.

 

 

 

Whether you

Journal a short story, haiku,

Or to make

The lines rhyme.

You journal as a release,

After a long day,

Or to capture a quote.

Perhaps you journal

To savor an old memory.

It does not matter why.

 

 

 

Always remember,

Writing in your journal,

Is personal,

And never, ever

A waste of your time

 

#Winning

 

Kind Regards  and hugs – K

My Publishing Journey- My Three “E” approach 4.18.19

The margins and gutter are set!

I have re-learned the areas of word set up, I obviously 🙄 have forgotten since the last time I self published!

Everything transfers perfectly to PDF, then uploads lovely to Amazon publishing.

Pages paginated? ✅

Table of Contents on right hand side ? ✅ 😁

Copyright on back of Title page? ✅

Author/Publishing prose readymade and in place for introduction? ✅

NEXT?

When I publish, I look at it as an adventure! As with the set up, I need my THREE E’s!

🎈Experience!

🎈Experiment!

&

🎈Expand!

(or shrink) upon

the next step!

I now go through and look at the journal through the eyes of someone who loves to journal! ME!

Tooo long! 😝

Time to go through and shrink it down a bit!

Better too much than too little!

Still working on it! 🥳

Kind Regards

and #winning – K

After the Rooster Crows 2.6.2019

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Good morning.

Happy Wednesday!

According to Siri, my I-phone, Troutman, NC should have a temperature 

Around 70 degrees today! yahoo!

 

Do you have a morning routine?

I do.

Start the coffee, walk the dogs, feed the fur children, Marbre’, my cat, then my beloved canines, Chief and Abby.

Pour a cup of coffee.

Pop open the computer, a fresh word doc and type or grab a pen, my journal and write.

There is something about putting pen to paper, I find calming and soothing.

Early Morning Journaling

My scrawled words

Enrich the paper

Wtih sentiments, thoughts and wishes.

From dreams, to logging life’s events.

Whether fond memories, frustration or woes.

Releasing all upon a blank sheet,

Creates an inner harmony 

 No other early morning

 Activity can beat.

Writing or typing allows me 

An opportunity to

 Makes sense of some,

Chuckle at others,

Or allows me, to set free

Any negativity from yesterday. 

A clean slate, 

Enables my heart,

My soul, my mind

To open, be trusting, 

And accept 

All the possiblities,

And potential,

Of a fresh, new day!

 

 I am thinking of creating a journal with a large variety of life’s pictures, from a group of friends photos scattered throughout. The clicks can be used for writing exercises or for the viewing pleasure of the person who still journals. What do you think?

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Place for Everything 2.3.2019

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Moving?

Leave the negative dirt and dust behind.

Rule of thumb:  New place/home, once you arrive, purchase a new dust pan, broom and vacuum cleaner.

Excellent concept!

That is exactly what I did. Now that I am in North Carolina I have purchased  a bright red broom and dustpan, the  vacuum is a purple upright, bagless Hoover.

Bright vibrant colors for a fresh start!

 

A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Who said that?

 

As I open my moving boxes, each piece of  memorabilia is cleansed  with clorox wipes.  Each piece of  clothing and bedding is either tossed or freshly washed.  This should remove any negativity from the past.

A slow process, but definitely worth it.

NOW the difficult part. Where should each precious item go?

The newest trend is to be a minimalist. That is a fantastic thought. For me, there are some things that cannot be replaced. My antique saws and antique tools from my older brother.

The memory of my pond  in the garden out front. I brought these frogs, to always carry a piece of that pond with me.

froggies from the pond garden at home

Going through the totes of a large variety of items, I realize that some will have a place others will not.

Setting up your new place:

When someone walks through your front door… what will they see? When you walk through the door what says “HOME” to you?

Well I am off to play with some antique washboards and other beloved treasures.

 

Enjoy your day.

Here in North Carolina the sun is shining on Superbowl Sunday!!

 

 

Love and hugs to all.

Kind Regards – K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year 2019

Happy 2019 Here We Go!!

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No resolutions did I make

Except each day

When I awake,

I’ll enjoy my coffee

With a smile.

While looking forward to

What each day unfolds.

 

 

I am driving the vehicle,

to my own destiny.

The possibilities are endless.

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I wish you much happiness and success in the coming year.

 

Kind Regards and #winning – K

 

*** Photography copyrighted and compliments of K of TheBlackWallBlog.