Mindful Purpose

Day 154 of 365:

{One Word Writing Prompt: Purpose}

Purpose quote

In my 40 years on this planet, I’ve set down many a path in life, only to realize, usually with frustration, that I was not going in the direction that suited me best.  That the ground beneath my feet was felt uneven and not made for me to walk upon.

For all those times when I’ve thought “Okay – I guess this is where I am supposed to be”, but couldn’t convince myself that this was true.  All those times I arrived at one juncture or another but couldn’t be happy.  All those times I thought I was in the right place, but felt lost at the same time.

Coming through these moments (or months and years), and then finally landing and knowing, with absolute certainty, YES.  I have arrived.  I am doing exactly what I am meant to.  

If you are struggling to find that space in the world that makes you feel whole, you’ll get there.  You will end up exactly where you should be.  You will know you are there because you will not feel lost, you will not struggle to navigate the terrain.  You won’t need a map – you will just know your way around and it will feel like the brightest, most comfortable place in the universe.

It took me along to realize that my purpose in life is to be writer.  There was a lot of doubt and struggle to see what was there all along.

But I did.  And I do.

And you will too.




-Janice 🙂


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Day 147 of 365:

{One Word Writing Prompt: Countless}

{A Haiku}

endless summer days

promise of sunshine spreads to

countless moonlit dreams


Summer has hit us with a long, deliciously satisfying kiss this week.  Being a Summer-Kind-Of-Gal, I am completely infatuated and never want these days to end.  Never ever.

So when I saw “Countless” as today’s One Word Writing Prompt of the Daily Post, my eternal love of these easy-breezy, heat-filled and moonlit days and nights jumped up and sang:

Say it with a haiku!!! 



-Janice 🙂


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Day 145 of 365:

{One Word Writing Prompt: Phase}

I love how, when I ran it through thesaurus.com, all of the corresponding words for “Phase” relate to writing.  In one way or another….or maybe that’s just the state of mind I am in at the moment. (see what I did there??  State?  Phase?? ha.ha.)


Further to going through phases, just as my life, my novel, my career, my blog, and the moon all do, my days go through phases as well.

For instance, I have passed through my morning-coffee phase.  I sailed through my work-day phase, stretched out my yoga-class phase and am now enjoying my glass-of-wine-at-the-end-of-the-day phase….


My next phase is time-for-bed!




-Janice 🙂