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Thursday, July 29

"dream on!"

My sweet hubby brought these home...
to celebrate an exciting email I received!

For those of you who know me well, you know that in a past life
I was the Sr. Book Editor and Manager of Licensed Books for a cookbook publishing company.

Times being what they are, last October the company made deep cuts in the staff. Unfortunately, I was one of those, along with a great group of creative people, who found themselves looking for a fresh start. During my 13 years at that job, I was blessed to be able to work from home, while still being here for our children. Those types of jobs are few and far between.

But, as we say, "Life is good." With my new "free" time, I began chasing my writing dream. With so many wonderful blogs out there, I felt it was time to begin one...it would be the first baby step to the writing I eventually wanted to do.

Like so many of you, I'm a fan of The Farm Chicks, and I dropped Serena a quick note to compliment her on her fun blog and to thank her for all the terrific and clever ideas she shares. Her story was an inspiration to me...someone simply doing what she loved. She returned my note, and graciously said, "I'm thinking of you while you follow your dreams. Dream on!"

Well, this September, I hope to be able to let you know that
an article I wrote will be in the October/November issue of a country lifestyle & farmgirl magazine! As of now, my article
is set for placement. I got a sneak peek at the pdf file for proofing...it looked terrific!

As we know, however; there is always the possibility articles set for publication can be delayed at the last minute to accommodate the layout. So, when I have the magazine in my hands, and see my name in print, I'll post the happy news!

Yes, life is good...dreams can come true.


  1. Well, I'm not surprised, I had an inkling from your writing and anonymity that perhaps you were more than just another blogger. : )

    Congrats, and I look forward to reading your article when it's published!


  2. Congrats again! Can't wait to see it. And congratulations also on all those ribbons!

  3. It couldn't happen to a nicer, more talented person! So incredibly happy for you!!! There IS life after...and it's pretty darn swell :) Congratulations!!!

  4. YAY!!!! Congratulations Mary, that's great. Will you post a link to the article when it's available? Assuming they post their content on-line. And those flowers are bea-u-ti-ful.

  5. Boy, that is TERRIFIC news! SO darn tickled for you, Mary.Can't wait to read it and see your byline. Be sure to shoot me a heads-up email, will ya? Double HOORAYS for you!

  6. How terrific! Looking forward to seeing this.

  7. Yay for you! It can be so overwhelming when we start out on our journey to "follow your dream". But, what a feeling of accomplishment when you recieve acclaim for your work. It's reaffirming to let you know, "I'm doing it!" So happy for you.


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