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Happy New Year!

“So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, love, work, family, or life. 
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.”
~Neil Gaiman

Cindy La Ferle

Dear Friends,
Before we all head out for New Year’s Eve parties, or sit down to list our resolutions, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support and friendship this year.

I left Facebook and Twitter at the end of 2016. Out of sheer laziness, I’ve stopped using Instagram, too. Some friends still tell me I’m crazy for cutting back on social media use — and I won’t argue with that.

When I started this blog in May, my intention was to create an online journal where I could experiment with my photography and personal writing. I also needed a creative comfort zone — a place where I could freely express my thoughts and opinions without the worry of boring (or offending) others in a social media feed. If a few friends wanted to stop here for a look, that was fine too. 

But I didn’t expect to have many followers, and I didn’t actively try to solicit a readership. So I’m humbled and surprised to find this site now has nearly 1,000 subscribers, thanks to friends who’ve shared it with friends and made my little circle wider.

Thank you so much for your kind words, good thoughts, and companionship on the journey. I wish you all a beautiful 2018.


Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.


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