Filling Your Tank

Two weeks in arrears, I’m here to tell you about a writing retreat and a sign from the universe.

Two weeks ago, I attended my local SCBWI’s summer retreat at the lovely Franciscan Center in Colorado Springs. There I had the chance to reimmerse myself in a new writing project while surrounded by flowers, wildlife, and–best of all–friends.

Sometimes a big block of time is the precise presciption to get me rolling on a piece of writing.

The sign from the universe? That came in the form of a toilet tank that intermittently refused to refill. Usually for the same person, one of my roommates. Seems a message about the importance of refueling, don’t you think?

Luckily, she was at a retreat, the perfect place to do so.

— Cheryl :-)

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You’ve probably read the same tips I have: Have a smart phone? Check Facebook while standing in line at the post office! Respond to Twitter messages while waiting for your dentist! Catch up on your news feed while sitting on the pot! For years, I thought the path to increased productivity was to squeeze in MORE–more […]

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