Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

It’s been awhile since I posted! Eek! For the past couple of months, I have been writing and editing a mega 400-page health care policy manual and it has left me depleted. I have also been training for the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge during my free time.

The Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge is a one-day endurance event on September 15th that gives participants the opportunity to hike a 26.6 mile journey along the terrain of the Catoctin Trail in northern Maryland. Participants challenge themselves physically while raising much needed funds to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. The photos in this blog entry are of the Catoctin Mountains and of me doing a training hike with my dog.

I joined this hiking/fundraising event to help make dreams come true for those who deserve it most. Anyone who know me in real life know I am a total dreamer. I am always scheming up new goals to go after and achieve. I really want to be able to support others who have big dreams too.

If you want to support this important cause too, consider donating at http://www.kintera.org/i.asp?id=1178616-453313789.

Although I haven’t been posting much here, I have been writing offline and have lots of writing ideas so will be posting soon once I have more time!

NaPoWriMo – Day 14 (Dreams)

Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: Write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary.

Teacup

To dream of a teacup means you need to make amends,
unless the teacup is chipped, then you need to make new friends.

Hammer

To see a hammer means you need to work harder,
unless the handle is broken, then you need to work smarter.

Seagull

To dream of a seagull means you feel free,
unless the seagull is eating, then you feel hungry.

Ballet Slipper

To see ballet slippers means you are poised,
unless the slippers are untied, then you are annoyed.

Shark

To dream of a shark means you feel like a boss,
unless the shark is moving in circles, then you feel lost.

Wobbly Table

To see a wobbly table means you want to be on solid ground,
unless you are sitting at the table, then you want to be unbound.

Dentist

If you dream of a dentist, you are behind on your cleaning,
unless you are the dentist, then your dream has no meaning.

Rowboat

If you see a rowboat, expect smooth sailing ahead,
unless the rowboat is rocking, then expect to be sick instead.

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