As They Say, Better Late Than Never

My latest newspaper article ran in The News Tribune on December 2nd.  I have once again neglected to share this with you, so I am taking a moment to do so now.

The article is a piece I wrote last year around this time and it is one of the original submissions I sent in to the newspaper when I threw my hat into the ring to become one of their Community Columnists.  Apparently they liked it because I got the gig.  Since I have been running low on energy, creativity, and time these days, I updated it to be a bit more timely and offered it up to them for my December column.

The year has flown by and next week I am staring down the deadline for my twelfth and final column.  It will run in early January and then my days of fame will be over.  It has been a great experience and I have felt honored to have had my writing voice chosen and included in such a large and influential publication.

So here you go:  Reflections on Christmas Leave Unanswered Questions.

Please remember that I want to keep my blog and identity hush-hush.  I love comments and shares on the newspaper’s website (thank you to those of you that did so on my other articles!) but try and refrain from calling me Shoes or mentioning ShoesOnTheWrongFeet.  Thanks! 

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to As They Say, Better Late Than Never

  1. Great work my friend. Excellent! I left a message. 🙂

  2. Congrats, Shoes! I have no clue how you fit all that in to all you’re already doing. You are one amazing woman!

    • shoes says:

      I am not sure how I get it all done either. I have to admit that, while I felt it a great honor to be chosen to write for the paper, I have not enjoyed it as much as I wanted to since I have so much other things going on. I have one final article to write for them with a deadline of next Friday. I hope I get hit with some inspiration between now and then.

      • Holidays are so busy, it’s hard to come up with fresh inspiration. But I always look to the children – they seem to provide a never-ending wellspring of things we can all learn from. Keep your eyes open at Christmas, and I’m sure your inspiration will be piqued!

  3. Hetterbell says:

    Wow, it does not seem like a year since you first started writing these. The time has flown by! It was a very moving column.

    • shoes says:

      I know – it was rather shocking to realize that my time as a Community Columnist is almost over. I submitted my last one over the weekend and it is set to run on Monday. Crazy how time flew by.

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