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It's Been a While ...

Happy Spring from Bend. While the calendar says it’s the beginning of May, somehow our local weather missed the memo. But the trees are blooming, and everything looks greener. Warmer days are coming.


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”—Lao Tzu


It’s been almost two months since my last blog, and it feels strange not sharing these writings. Yet, something told me it was time to pause.


During the past five years, I’ve written 191 blogs. And while there remain topics to explore, for some reason, I find myself returning to the same subjects. Perhaps these are the lessons I’m still trying to learn. Or maybe they are merely topics I find particularly relevant.


Since January, my time writing has focused on The Healers, the final book of The Awakening Series. My hope is to publish this novel by the beginning of 2025. Ending a series is challenging. Not only is there the current storyline to consider, but it’s also important to connect all three books, finalizing characters’ growth and lessons. Let’s just say I’m learning a lot in the process. Hopefully, you’ll like how this series wraps up. In some ways it mirrors what so many of us are experiencing:


… an awareness that another way exists … The Invitation

… being open to the unknown and discovering what can be … The Retreat

… trusting ourselves and taking a leap of faith as we integrate this knowledge … The Healers

Will there be another book after this? Maybe. It’s too soon to tell. Let’s just say I’m playing with a few ideas.


Strangely, the uncertainty about “what’s next” no longer feels daunting. There’s a freedom and newly found curiosity in not knowing. This is a totally different way of approaching life. And I like it.


Regardless, I’m unsure how to proceed with my blog. . Maybe I revamp “elevate.” Or perhaps five years is enough, and it’s time to try something new. But for now, I’m not going to make any decisions. Besides, summer is my favorite time in Bend. Truthfully, I’d rather be outside on the trails, river, and golf course instead of sitting at my desk. I suspect I’ll have a clearer direction come fall.


So, until then … I’ll keep revising The Healers and posting on Instagram and Facebook. Have a beautiful, peaceful, healthy, and joyful summer. And stay tuned …





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