Whew! What an emotional roller coaster ride! Many bumps ... several dips and curves. All of those hard trips going up to hit the peak of the ride, only to mentally 'trigger' my emotions to bring me back down. I coasted thru those days, sometimes weeks before the velocity of the ride started again. But … Continue reading It is done!
On April 21, 2021, my prayer is to have my 2nd self-published book released. This date is significant because on this date 3 years ago, my life changed forever. A life filled with love, peace, and happiness that I never dreamed would have happened to me … not in this lifetime. My new book is … Continue reading I Died So I Could Live
Hello all! I know it's been a hot minute since I have written but I have an excuse. I have been working diligently on finishing my second book. Oh... by the way ... Happy 29 Days in the the NEW YEAR! 🥳 The book has been a slow process because there are so many triggers. … Continue reading Greetings!
Wendy Shipman is an award winning author from Summerville, South Carolina. She has an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. She began writing poetry during a very difficult time in her life. Her desire to become a published author didn’t develop until her late forties. After this experience, it is her mission to continue writing sequels […]Author … Continue reading Author Interview with Wendy Shipman — Write 2 Be Magazine
Words. Words can make you happy and jovial. Words can also cut you like a knife - without the bleeding part. Words can give you hopes of encouragement during a time of need. Words can even make your worst enemies shudder in disbelief. Words... it all depends on how you use it. There is one … Continue reading Depends on how you use it
Walking through the bedroom, as I've done many times before, I noticed my college degree encased in a beautiful (and expensive), cherrywood frame I purchased from the institution I graduated from. The only problem is ... it is sitting on the floor next to the door collecting particals of dust day after day. It's a … Continue reading Out of the way
Do any of you go to counseling? If you don't want to answer, that is totally fine. Some people find that counseling is socially unacceptable. I get it. Me, on the other hand, am not ashamed. I look forward to my sessions. I have been going consistently for over a year. But this last counselor … Continue reading I lost a ‘best friend’
Stuck in the recliner like I'm superglued by the seat of my pants. I literally can't move. The thoughts of my deceased father are overwhelming today. It took the last 19 years to manage getting through the day without crying. The last 4 years slid by like a distant memory (thank God). But today, it … Continue reading Psalm 30:5
So far, so good. I finally made it to my surgical oncology office. No, I don't have cancer, but this physican was assigned to my case 2 years ago ... just in case. It's been over a year since I've been checked (due to the pandemic). It's past time to get over my fear and … Continue reading 2 years later …
Do you know what it's like to worry about your children? Correction - do you know what it's like to worry about 'black' children? I know some will ponder the question "Why does it have to be 'black' children? Why can't it be just children in general?" I'm glad you asked. I am not going … Continue reading My blackness will always be a target