How will you celebrate?

Mabon 2019 will begin on Saturday, September 21 and ends on Sunday, September 29. How will you celebrate?    “Mabon is a pagan harvest festival which is celebrated on the Autumnal Equinox each year – around September 21st through September 24th. Also known as Harvest Home, this holiday marks the middle of the harvest cycle – when both the days and nights are of equal length. It is a time to reap what you sow, a time to give thanks to Mother Earth for the bounty she provides and a time to rest after bringing in the crops. It is also the second holiday on the Wheel of the Year, which includes other harvest festivals such as Lammas and Samhain.” (Holiday Calendar) For me, I’ve decorated around the house and will eat a nice meal by myself and give my personal thanks to Mother Earth for her bounty.

Learning your limitations

All my life I had to be very independent and yet now life makes me very dependent on others. In the last few years, that need has grown exponentially. I’ve started having neurological issues and was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy of both upper and lower limbs. Before that I had had two ankle surgeries to correct issues that has plagued me since I was a teenager. I’ve had more medical surgeries, tests, and appointments in the last four years that I’ve had all my entire life…forty seven years! My mobility is limited. I’m not allowed to lift more than ten pounds which means technically I should never pick up a single one of many grandchildren. I can’t pull or push things that are too heavy as it strains my back that is now (as the doctor describes) a ‘ticking time bomb’ because in the last year and a half my L5-S1 has gone from minor to severe with issues. I

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Supporting more than stories

Ever find a an author and want to support them just a little more than you are? On patreon, that is possible! For as little as one dollar… yes, $1, a month you can support me and get some great goodies. If you want to do more, you can. The more support you give the more I give back to you! Your support will help me continue to write and publish amazingly unique stories that not only entertain but also inspire uniqueness. Wonder what your support would get? Take a look at the amazing tiers I’ve made for you: $1 a month- Roaming Spirits – You will receive regular updates and get to see excerpts first along with mostly digital wallpapers created by me. $3 a month – Sprites – You get what Roaming Spirits get as well as an eCopy of Calastan $5 a month – Fairies – All that come before you as well as weekly updates and

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Authentic to YOU

Photo credit link   I’ve had it on my mind today to talk about inner peace and how important it is to be true to oneself over anything else and then I saw this graphic (above) and knew this was the topic of the day! My mind never rests… a troublesome thing but I think it keeps me sane. When I woke this morning, the thoughts of how I’ve changed over the last ten years weighed heavily on my soul, the most positive way possible. All my life, I’ve been told what to think, how to feel, how to believe. I’ve rebelled against it all and questioned nearly everything all my life! I was that kid that if you say don’t do it, I did it to spite you! I was always considered trouble and never felt like I belonged. My mother raised me up in four branches of the christian faith all while telling me about the gods and goddesses and incorporating

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An invitation to dinner

An invitation to dinner is week fours writing prompt from #52Ancestors! To imagine having any one of my ancestors, family members known or unknown to dinner is just exciting. But how does one narrow down that invitation to just one when your ancestors date back past the 1400s. That’s a lot people to choose from. Would I want the person I was closest to? Or would I rather have someone who would make me laugh? Hmmm, maybe the person who would enlighten me most about my family, about me? Or would I chose the person who is most known in history? Yes, that is who I would choose. Through my mothers genealogy work it was discovered that we are direct descendants of Robert Roy MacGregor of Scotland who became a historical figure in Scottish history and mine. To imagine his life in the late 1600s and early 1700s, politics, family, a cattleman and trying to do what he felt was

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Longevity

This weeks #52Ancestors prompt is about longevity… the oldest relative you had or something along that lines. While, I know I am a day or so behind I’ve had this topic on my mind trying to determine who’d I consider. I thought of all the ones who have passed on and their lives. The ones who died young. The ones who died after a long life. I considered all the ones I had known and the ones I only knew through documentation, pictures, and family tales. I considered all the men and all the women. The choices were many considering we have information on our ancestors to the 1400s and even further back. So I decided to choose a person who had a great impression on my life. I choose to talk about Shirley Ann Mills. Born June 24, 1934, in Everett, Washington she grew up with one sister and from I have been told had a full and loving

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24

Twenty-four… the number of days left in the year. What will you do with 24? Will you do something kind? Will you give to those in need? Will you spend time with friends you haven’t seen or spoken to in a long time? Will you see and spend time with family? Twenty-four – three weeks and 3 days until the year is gone to never get the chance to say in “2017 I did this…” What happens if that friend or family member doesn’t get twenty-five? Will you regret not calling them or reaching out? For some there is no twenty-four. For some, there is no one. Don’t let the time run out before you speak or do something kind for someone, be it a stranger, a friend, or a loved one.

Azure Fire Publishing

  On June 12th I announced on my personal blog that I have been given the opportunity for a writing contract with Azure Fire Publishing. (you can see that post here). I would like to tell you a little more about Azure Fire Publishing. First, I’d say they are very unique in the literary industry as they are a nonprofit literary company, yes a true blue 501(c)(3)! They are very focused on the Fantasy and Science-Fiction genres and desire to help create more youth friendly reads. You can read their Mission Statement here!  As a nonprofit, they are accepting donations and currently have a donate button on the website itself as well as a few other locations. Writing challenges with possible publishing contracts will be awarded, several literary events will be sponsored annually, and much more to come. If you would like to learn more about Azure Fire Publishing go here. You can find Azure Fire Publishing in the world at: Twitter

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