What Makes Your Heart Sing?

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. I was nine when I started to write my first book and eighteen when I wrote, re-wrote, researched and re-wrote again my second book. I was an English Major in university. Yet I set my writing aside again and again in my life.

“You’ve got to live life before you can write about it,” my English professor once said to me. I guess I had a lot of living to do.

When I was forty-three I sat at a computer one day, opened a blank document and started writing my life story. I wrote a twenty-five page document which eventually tripled in length as I added details. The entire time I was writing I didn’t tell anyone about it. I kept it a secret and inside my heart was singing, “I’m writing! I’m writing!”

Ten more busy-living years passed before I completed and published a book; The Happy Place.

I’m happy to share that today my heart is singing again. I’m working on my second book; a book about community-building!

If you have sipped tea or coffee here on the LFI porch you know I’m intensely interested in community-building. If you have come to one of the LFI Hangouts, you have likely seen me nearly biting my tongue to not constantly extoll the virtues of a true community–or talking non-stop about community-building. It, too, makes my heart sing.

I don’t know how long it will take me to complete this project but I don’t really care. I plan to celebrate each word I write, each edit, each rewrite; each small win. I am fully enjoying this journey. My heart is singing and it’s such a wonderful feeling.

What makes your heart sing?

Update! My community building book is completed and available now at any Amazon store! Find it in your store by clicking here!

Photo credit: Don McCullough

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?