Monday, May 6, 2013

I Love Writers

This weekend, I attended my first NESCBWI conference in Springfield, MA. It was fun. It was stimulating. It was mind-boggling. In fact, I'm still riding the high today...There is nothing more comforting than the company of people who share the same neuroses, are plagued by the same doubts, feel overwhelmed most of the time trying to write and live and work. But most of all,  I feel lucky to be part of such a supportive and awesome writing community. Thank you, NESCBWI, for organizing such a fabulous conference!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let's Not Be So Hard On Ourselves

Hi and Happy May Day!

Birds are chirping, trees are budding and flowers are sticking their cute little heads out...Spring has arrived! Everywhere I go, I see people wearing shorts and sandals, and though the temperature is still only in the low 60s, everyone's acting like it is 80 degrees out there. Which got me thinking of a conversation I overheard the other day while waiting in line. Two women were lamenting that they weren't ready for Spring/Summer. Their minds were but not their bodies. They both wanted to lose some weight before swimsuit season, their skin was too white and everything else about them was wrong...too little this, not enough of that...and on and on.

We are our worst beauty critics. I'll be the first to admit it. And we rarely see ourselves the way others see us. I came across this video and I found it very sad and oh so true. Take a look...

                                          So, guys, let's be kinder to ourselves....

What about you? Are you hard on yourself?