I have been blessed with the opportunity to write for the Wise County Messenger, as a columnist, for the past nine years. My hometown newspaper took a chance on me based on a few letters to the editor and blog posts, and it has been one of my most favorite experiences. I write about family life, teacher life, married life, friend life, my life--I actually have creative freedom to write about anything. Because of this opportunity, I have nine years worth of articles stored in my files. NINE YEARS. My kids were so wittle back then! Now I'm facing the teenage and college years, and my experience is so different. But, I know what has made my voice stand out is the commonality I have with all moms, parents, grandparents, and everyone else in my shoes. We all just want to know we are doing a good job, right? Go ahead, read on. Leave a comment and let me know that I'm on the right track, or give me advice to get me on the right track. I'm open to you. Our words, our stories, are what connect us--they are what defines our human experience. Together.
"Thank you so much for your columns. You are so talented and they add a lot to the paper and community." -Richard Green, Editor for the Wise County Messenger