One of my latest blog posts on Belize’s Hamanasi Resort. Enjoy!
You know what’s awesome? Receiving a message from your high school journalism teacher — the woman who played a big role in me becoming a professional freelance writer, editor, and published author. Her name is Lana Smith, and she is one of a few mentors in my life who absolutely shaped the person I’d become and what I’d do for a career.
I began in journalism class at Widefield High School (in Colorado Springs) when I was a wee sophomore, went on to become the advertising manager and, eventually, the editor-in-chief for the WHS Gladitorial.
My first paid article appeared in the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper when I was 17 years old. I started writing in elementary school and have never stopped. I was blessed to have teachers and parents who encouraged me every step of the way.
Always support your kids in their passions/interests. It’s *incredibly* important to do so. Hearing from Lana today really made my weekend — and my week!
Should you be worried about out-of-control bacteria? Read my article to find out.
Yesterday I had an article published in The Acorn, a newspaper that serves several California communities, including Calabasas. If you’d like some tips on how to cool your home in an eco-friendly way, pop on over and check it out. 🙂