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Endless Gratitude for You


Dearest Treasured Readers and Inspirational Fellow Artists,

I sincerely apologize for my lack of participation here without explanation. Please know, first and foremost, that I value your support and generous feedback tremendously. As for my fellow writers/photographers, I greatly miss savoring your beautiful work.

The reason for my lengthy absence is that, after an absurd amount of procrastination, I’ve finally found the much required fire beneath my tail to finish my long overdue novel: My impending 50th birthday…

February 29 (Yay, it’s Leap Year — I get an extra day!) is the deadline for turning my (100-plus times revised 😜) manuscript over to my new editor. He’s an accomplished author/former journalist from London, who I met during my travels. We’ve become dear friends, and he promises a tough critique!

I look forward to returning to my cherished bloggingΒ world soon. In the meantime, I dedicate the above poem to you ALL and thank you for being such gifts to me.

Much πŸ’— Love,


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33 thoughts on “Endless Gratitude for You

  1. Kudos Shauna! I can’t wait to hear more about this book. Now go hoist one for your pending 50th BD! πŸ™‚ hugs, Brad

  2. Dearest friend, you have been on my mind lately, hoping all is well with you, and now here you are. I wish you only the very best with your book and please let me know when it is published. I’ve missed you, Angel of the Skies. ❀

  3. Write whenever you wish! we’ll all be here waiting to read πŸ™‚

  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on said:

    Congratulations πŸ™‚ I have one started that is gathering yesterdays dust…life does seem to wander in and take our hand to take us where we should be…usually in another direction
    I turned 60…age is meaningless, but that number will give you pause…though I would trade a single minute to o back πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a smooth and peaceful landing with your novel…
    Take Care..You Matter

    • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on said:

      Beautiful sentiments you left for us πŸ™‚
      life is a gift…and everyone we meet along the way is the ribbons to connect us

    • Dearest Maryrose, you took the thoughts straight out of my head. My path had been a meandering one indeed. I definitely believe I needed to gain more life experience in order to do my book justice as the subject matter is extremely close to my heart. As for turing 50 or 60, I agree the number is meaningless, but I do feel this increased sense of motivation, which for a master procrastinator is a welcome kick in the pants!! Looking forward to having the time to explore your beautiful writings in the very near future and thank you for being a lovely supportive presence to so many!

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on said:

        πŸ™‚ Thank you for being you…it is what matters most in these changing times…You stay safe in those skies…
        come back again….and I look forward to your thoughts in your book
        Take care…You Matter…

  5. LL, Great to hear from you, and with such exciting news! So happy for you that you have connected with a wonderful editor and are in the home stretch of bringing your dream to fruition. Can’t wait to read the novel!

    Till then, here’s to showering sparkle on this fabulous world. Hugs and love…..p.s. Synchronistically, I realize I was sending you some positive vibes in dance class right when you posted this. We are all connected….

    • My Darling Dancing Word Sorceress — Boy do I ever concur with your synchronicity comment. And…I have YOU to thank for inspiring me to write this post with your morning greeting. Here’s to forever and always keeping our heads to the sky. Love you forever and a day!!!! xo

  6. Wonderful!! I am so excited for your opportunity πŸ™‚

  7. For similar reasons, Shauna, I took the last year off from blogging to address and complete some tasks/dreams. And I am happy to share (as encouragement) that my book – a lengthy work in progress was published in December. Such an effort is both doable and ultimately rewarding. Relish the time you are choosing to be temporarily away from we who appreciate you and your inspiring words. The outcome will be a smashing success!

    • Dear Eric — I remember you leaving and feeling quite sad. How exciting to know the greater purpose. I so appreciate your encouragement and hearing from you again. Where can I find your book????

      • I’m truly excited for you! Enjoy the writing process, Shauna. The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble ( Its title: “Awakening to Awareness: Aligning Your Life With What Really Matters.”

  8. No worries…you just GO, girl!!!


  9. My goodness!! How wonderful! Sending you extra vibes for getting it done! 😊

  10. How cool is that. I wish you great success with it. Love and hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  11. Darn it I did it again! Well you get the gist of my reply even if my stupid fingers aren’t doing what I want them too. Love and hugs, N 😊❀️😘🌹

  12. Love the poem, and I am very happy for the progress on your novel, Shauna.

  13. just thinking about you for some reason…
    life gets in the way of stopping by sometimes, but i eventually come around:)
    I hope you are surrounded by all you love
    (and your novel is coming along too πŸ™‚ )
    Take Care…you Matter

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