Just Keep Writing


In the early 1990’s, my two sisters and I created an encouragement newsletter called Crosswinds. The publication ran its course and we moved on with life. Blogging entered my life when I got my real estate license as a second job and was looking for additional marketing opportunities. That site was called Central Denver Blog and it lived for about five years.

One constant in these adventures has been my love of writing and creating. In early 2010, A Brief Pause was born. The vision was, and still is, to encourage, inspire and entertain those who visit. The blog began as a joint adventure, but never really blossomed. It has come alive again over the last few months, starting as a place to journal about my trip to see the polar bears. It continues as I work toward getting my head, heart and finances in place for a happy and healthy retirement in January 2019 and other topics that catch my fancy.

Many of my blogging friends have incredible goals for their blogs, mine are fairly basic.

  • Improve my writings skills: I have signed up for a local writing class. The class is not specific to bloggers, but will speak to all areas of writing. I’m also traveling to my first blogging conference. I want to learn from the masters.
  • Just keep writing: As Dory, my favorite character in Finding Nemo says, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” I need to just keep writing. It’s been somewhat easy while I’ve been on vacation, but it will get much harder once time is at a premium and the weeks and months wear on. My plan is to still be writing in December of 2014, including journaling my travel to Namibia in May.
  • Incorporate my love of photography: Part of my 2014 journey is to focus on doing things that I love. So you’ll be seeing more of my photos as time goes on.

I hope you’ll visit me from time to time and find something that will make you laugh, encourage you in your journey or inspire you to try something new. 


I’m going to have to reread this post, as it has completely gone out of my head. I skipped over to your polar bear slideshow…What an unbelievably awesome experience!!! Many of your photos look like shots from a magazine! I am a huge wimp when it comes to the cold, but your photos even made ME want to go on a trip like that. Those transportation things you were in were interesting.
Oh, yes…this post. After seeing your trip to Canada, I am REALLY looking forward to seeing what you do in Nambia!


I’m glad you enjoyed the polar bear photos, Christine. It was an incredible trip. You’d love it!! We had great gear, so I was seldom cold. Namibia is going to be wonderful too. It’s the first time I’m traveling without a buddy, but I am joining a small group of people. So, it will be an adventure all the way around.


I love purty pitchers, Don. I have lots to process. I hope to get to them soon. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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