A Cover Girl

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Today, since a few people have asked, I’ll tell you a little about how I got into writing, and how–for a long time–it didn’t look likely I’d ever earn a living with it. I’ll also tell you what changed the path for me and how an invitation for a written interview led to a couple of articles–featuring me. I even made the cover of one magazine. And I’ll explain why mentors made a huge difference in helping launch this dream. Ready? Let’s dive in.

For Love or Money? 

I’ve been writing for a long time. It’s always been something I enjoy. I started journaling in my Girl Scout “diary” when I was about 11 years old. I have no idea whatever happened to it. Maybe in the depths of a dusty, old box, in my garage?

It almost feels like yesterday–and then also a lifetime ago. The diary was approximately 4″ x 5″ and maybe an inch & a half thick. It was hard-cover, white vinyl with a green Girl Scout emblem on the cover and it had a little “brass” lock on it. It sported white pages with green lines on both sides of the page. Did you ever keep a diary or journal? It can be interesting to go back and reread them. 

Choosing A Direction
I loved to write, even back then. In high school and college, I tested into “honors” English classes. 
When trying to decide on a direction for college, I was drawn to writing and photography, but always heard (about both), “Except as a journalist, you can’t make a living at it.” I wasn’t sure if I genuinely believed it. But I understood it tended to be a lean living IF you could squeak one out at all. Continue reading “A Cover Girl”

We Have a “Meetup” Group for This

Hello again,

Just a quick note today to let you know I’ve formed a “Meetup” group in the Albuquerque, NM, USA area, specifically for Holistic Practitioners. It’s called”ABQ Holistic Practitioners Reaching More Clients.” 

Here’s a link to the group’s Meetup Page: Albuquerque-Holistic-Practitioners-Reaching-More-Clients

Our second meeting is coming up on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, at 6:30 pm (Mountain Time). You can get location details at the link above.

Our first meeting was on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. I was in the middle of participating in a 21-day Facebook Live Challenge at the time. So I decided to record our first meeting as one of my FB Live videos. I’ve since uploaded this video (and several other videos) to my YouTube Channel, at Paula High’s YouTube Channel

If you’d prefer the specific link to the recording of our first meeting of the “ABQ Holistic Practitioners Reaching More Clients” it’s here:

I figured this way, if anyone is interested in our group, they can watch the video and get a general flavor.

I expect the meetings to keep getting better because as word gets out, more and more people will attend. The more people we have attending, the more interesting it becomes and the more we can all share and support one another.

That’s about it for now. I’m gradually getting things put together for the biz. I’m in the process of brainstorming topic ideas and scheduling posts.

Be Well,
~Paula