Over the last twelve months, two horses found their way to my little farm and into my family’s heart. My youngest daughter reached another competitive level on her junior Olympic gymnastic team and my oldest daughter slaughtered dozens of high school mock trial teams as a lowly eighth grader. Thanks to Writers of Kern, my middle daughter was published in WOK’s anthology. Although these are just a few highlights of 2018-2019, to say it’s been a busy year would be a massive understatement.
Working side by side with Writers of Kern’s board is such a privilege. These men and women are incredible in their drive and kindness. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed rubbing shoulders with them over the last several years but the last several months have taught me that time is fleeting.
This fall I’ll have all three daughters in three separate schools (elementary, middle and high school). Each has their own dream and aspirations—but only one set of parents. Both Damon and I are shifting our work schedules to become more available for our girls, including non profit and charitable work. I will continue writing (and editing) but have become extremely selective in the projects I’ll take on.
We had an incredible speaker for June. Esther never pictured herself as an author, and now she can’t imagine life without characters and plots in her head. She, like so many other wonderful writers, helped me reach the personal decision to step back and refocus how my time is spent.
Thank you for the support and the memories,