Singular Sensation – Daily Post

As I have taken on this new blog I am learning as I go. I get a tip or assignment daily from WordPress Blogging University which is helping me to learn a bit more about all things blogging! Today’s assignment is to pick a writing prompt from “365 Days of Writing Prompts” and as it would turn out the prompt assigned today is…

If one experience (or life change) results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?

This prompt could not be more perfect as I am 11 days into this journey and I am absolutely astonished at the response. The answer to the question above is simple…

I would like it to add value to the lives of my followers by offering a perspective on life as I see it. I have no expectation that everyone will agree with my perspective nor do I want them to; I just want to start a conversation or dialogue on topics that appeal to me.

My second answer (I know it only asks for one but it’s my blog 🙂 is that I want to become a writer but realize I already am as I have been writing for years. The difference is that by sharing through this blog I hope to become a better writer through a daily writing discipline. Where it takes me is anyone’s guess, I am only thinking about today.

In 11 days of writing I have had a number of surprises internally and externally.

  • Internally I am shocked at the depth of my words. As I write, the words come to me, the quotes, the ideas of where to go with that day’s post just pour out on the page.
  • Externally I am so blessed to have received the amount of feedback from those of you that have taken interest in my new endeavor. The first night, hitting that PUBLISH button was about as unnerving as anything I had done of late. The second toughest night of pushing that button was when posting “The Smiling Faces of Depression”. I probably read it 50 times before posting. In the end your feedback was heard LOUD and CLEAR. That post inspired so many conversations it was clear I hit a chord. This is the work I want to do. Not the easy topics; unicorns and rainbows are great but talking about the topics that are buried deep down in our society are what will move us forward. That is where I want to go and clearly have gone.

My hope is that you will continue to follow because it is serving you. I know it’s not for everyone and I know some of these topics will make you squirm. But where you feel that restlessness is likely where you need to go.

Thank you. L.

Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Here we go…it’s official, I am writing. Well the truth is I have been writing for a very long time but this is pulling back the curtain and sharing what I have otherwise hidden inside the archives of Google Docs for years. Today is the second best day of the year to start; it’s officially the first day of the second half of the year. There could not be a better day to start http://www.AlwaysStarting.com; poignant.

Well in this case the best way to start is to introduce myself and offer my “take” on why I choose “Always Starting” as my blog name.

  • My name is Lori Kiel and I am a 48-year old mother of three, grandmother of 2 and wife of 1…glad I got that out of the way! Ha!
  • I am a “Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer” by day and a “Super Soul” searching for the meaning of life, theories and matters of the universe the rest of my waking hours.
  • In the last year I have been through a heart-breaking journey that along the way has helped me to understand the “why” behind every lesson I have learned in my 48-years.
  • This blog is my way of making the MESS that has been my year my MESSage.

I invite you to follow me and I assure you I will be transparent, honest and revealing in sharing my journey with you.

I am always starting and I have never given up…yet. Start this journey with me; it’s sure to be a ride!