When one door closes…

…another opens (two in my case!)



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New Year’s Day: I open my email to find a polite but disappointing message from the library program coordinator stating that although my monthly young writers’ workshop has been successful, it no longer fits in their long term programming goals. *sigh*

Jan2: I open another email message;  from Verna Dreisbach, author and owner of Dreisbach Literary Management, saying she’d like to speak to me regarding a nonprofit young writers group she just founded in CA.

Jan 3: I speak to Verna on the phone (we have an instant connection in our passion for teaching young writers and silly sense of humor about raising boys) and after describing her short and long term goals for Capitol City Young Writers, Verna asks me to be  a board member!  Not only will I be helping young writers across the US get their start, I will be in contact with many people and organizations in the writing and publishing world!  I will keep you appraised as the events unfold…

Jan 5:  I receive another email : )  This one from another mom and volunteer program coordinator who has worked with me in the past. She arranges events and speakers for HelpingGirlsNavigateAdolescence, Inc., and invited me to be the Key Note speaker on journaling for their March meeting!

So, I ask you: when one door closes, do you stand looking at that closed door, or find another to open?

Happy Year of Zen!


Filed under Advice, Believe, Education, emotion, goals, Inspiration, Perseverance, writers

5 responses to “When one door closes…

  1. I’ve got a feeling even more good stuff is going to happen for you and the people whose lives you’re meant to impact.

  2. Elise

    Oh, the ups and downs of the writer’s life. Sad for you and then happy for you, TWICE! I agree with the other poster, you are an inspiration to young ones you help and you will continue to be…

    Good luck!

    • Thank you, Elise! I haven’t forgotten about you and your questions you emailed before Christmas. As you can see, life has been a whirlwind. I will email you soon! Thanks for your patience.

  3. I’m sorry that the library program coordinator gave you that bad news, but what exciting things are on the horizon for you! KEEP GOING! What you are doing is amazing and inspiring.

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