Monday, March 7, 2011


ok. here's a funny story for you. last may i wrote a piece titled "the abc's of packing" for a contest budget travel magazine was running. the prize was a free trip for two and i was motivated. well, i never heard anything back about the contest or my entry.

flash forward to last month when i received a budget travel magazine in the mail. i do not subscribe and i did not remember signing up but it was fun to get (i used many of the photos for journaling!) then, this past week, i received another issue. as i was looking through it on saturday, i happened to notice my name under one of the tips!

one of my packing tips, from my "abc's of packing", was picked out and published. i can't say it was my best tip or the one i would have chosen for the periodical to print, but i was thrilled to see my name, and see my words, on the page! and the writer of any tip printed in the magazine gets a free subscription for a year.

so i may never finish a novel or win a pulitzer but i can say i've been published. and i'm extremely grateful for that and the fact that, on any given day, i may be happily surprised.


  1. Congratulations! It is funny how these things happen, isn't it?

  2. Howdy,

    Congrats on getting published. Hopefully it's just the tip of your publishing iceberg!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW.


  3. Congratulations! You'd think they would have notified you. There's just something about seeing your name in print, isn't there? I hope to see my own soon!