I have been chosen as one of six reader columnists to the opinion - editorial page of The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma, WA. !
I have been reading this newspaper since I was a young 20 - something when we moved here from Oregon.
I particularly enjoy the editorial page.
When I saw the announcement for new writers, I thought I would submit a couple of articles as a lark, just to see what would happen.
Hubby and 'the kids' were so encouraging.
When I received the call that I was one of 6 chosen, I was so excited!
As anyone who has been reading my blog knows, last year was a difficult year for me. This opportunity has come at a welcome time in my life. It gives me something positive to focus on, a way to move forward, to reach out to others.
This blog has helped me step outside of my sometimes isolated life, as a stay at home wife and empty nester, living on the edge of the wilderness. Losing my Mother last year and watching my Father's slow decline battling Alzheimer's has only added to the isolation. They lived but a stone's throw from me for the last 30 years.
Writing satisfies my need to connect with others, gives me a voice, allows me to share my little world here on the edge of the forest.
I hope you will join me on this Journey. Because it is all about the Journey, isn't it?
And to my small group of faithful reader's, Thank you. You have no idea how much I appreciate you.
(Read my column by clicking on the link at the top of the page)