Daily Archives: July 3, 2015

Fifteen Credits —- prompt by the Daily Post

Fifteen Credits

If you’re in school, are you enjoying your classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?


I am a 58 year old blogger. I started blogging about 3 or 4 years ago. I have 2 sites I am running. I have been out of school since 2001 where I took computer programming and web design, but I found that was a total waste really because my dream was to be a writer not a computer programmer like I thought at the time. 

I have loved writing ever since I was a young kid and we wrote little poems in school. Some of them even made my blog. The ones that I could find anyhow. I wish now that I had followed my heart and gone to school for creative writing. What stopped me you say? I was 17 and turned what I thought was a great story into a magazine. Everyone praised my work so I thought I should win that spot in the contest. I was rejected and it ruined my whole outlook on writing. I quit it!

You could say I wasn’t mature at the time to handle the rejection and I wasn’t. It really ruined my dreams. So I never went to college after high school. I got married and had kids instead. but I never lost my love for writing. I wrote, but no one was allowed to see it anymore even though my work was always praised. My spirit was broken.

I graduated from the tech school for computer programming and web design, but my heart wasn’t in it and my daughter and I designed 2 sites and quit.

After I became disabled and no longer able to work I found that I had the time to write in spurts. I can’t sit long, but if the spirit is within me, a poem takes only minutes. I finally started looking for ways to learn how to write better. I can’t go to school because Disability would not allow it, but I spend my time, writing my 2 blogs including stories and poems and my other blog is for my research into how to write as well as learning positivity in life and other general subjects. 

I feel there is always something to be learned and I never give up a chance to learn it, be it at a university or on the web. I am a student of writing and will never stop learning.


5 days, 5 photos. Day 3

The Rules: The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Thanks to HBHATNAGAR for doing this post and not nominating me. 🙂    I said I’d give it a try and here I am!

I’ve decided to forgo nominations this time. I’ve bothered people enough with nominations. So give it a try if you haven’t yet and want to. Heck give 2 tries if you want to.

In case you haven’t figured it out, I am in the girl in this picture. It was for the bikini board while hubby was in boot camp for the US Marine Corps, and I was 20 years old there.


Husband in Marines,

They had a bikini board.

This is my picture!

terri 1977

3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 3

I have been nominated again for 3 Quotes in 3 Days by Miss Lavendius from Bipolar Without Stigma. This is day 3.

So for quote three I choose: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ― Allen Saunders    Now this has got to be the most truest quote ever. Nothing ever goes as planned. At least not in my life.

Today I nominate anyone who is interested in posting their 3 favorite quotes.

I hope you accept my nomination! But you don’t have to! This is my 2nd time through!