Samara O'Shea

Archive for December, 2009

Signing Off for the Year

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Just wrote my last love letter of 2009—on behalf of a man who wants 2010 to bring a special woman into his life. Let’s send good vibes his way and hope the letter works its magic. I’m routing for him, and I’m routing for all of you, too. Go in the direction of your dreams.

Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year to all!

Blogging 2010

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I sit here sipping ginger tea and anxiously write of my blogging plan for 2010. I have been invited to be a weekly guest blogger for the Web site extraordinare Tranquility du Jour. I first made mention of this site roughly one year ago when I did a podcast with Miss Kimberly Wilson (mistress of Tranquilty du Jour).

This past October, Kimberly put out a call for five guest bloggers, and I auditioned. My blog will appear every Tuesday. It’s called “Keep in Touch Tuesdays” and it will cover (no surprise!) keeping in touch with friends and family via letters and keeping in touch with yourself via journal writing. I know, I know, I’m so predictable. I also plan to cover gift giving and random acts of kindness as they are also ways of communicating with others.

I still plan to blog here at least once a week. I know I’ve gotten off track. Writing everyday was getting to be tough so I took an extended break, and now the idea of once a week (at least) feels good to me. My blogging here will be sporadic whereas my blogging at Tranquility will happen each and every Tuesday for the next six months—as per my gentleman’s agreement with Kimberly. I hope you will join me (and the other guest bloggers) over at Tranquility du Jour, and continue to honor me with your presences at LetterLover. My first blog for Tranquility will be posted on Tuesday January 5, 2010. It’s almost 2010! I am so excited. A new year. A new decade. The possibilities are endless.

At Tranquility, I will concentrate on writing techniques and offer suggestions to get the writing juices flowing. And here, I’ll do what I’ve always done, make random, sometimes irrelevant observations.

P.S. I must thank Joselle once again! I wouldn’t have met Kimberly otherwise. Thank you for putting us in touch. Happy holidays everyone!

UPDATE: The 2010 Bloggers have been unveiled.

The Book of Love

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

My friend Karen Sorensen has just had her first book published. I’m so proud of her! It is a book entitled simply and powerfully Love. She has spent the past few years doing love research. In other words, she sits outside and asks strangers questions about love and gives them a rose in exchange for their time. The extraordinary answers she’s received have been complied into the pages of the book. (If you’re interested in my thoughts on love, I was one of the people fortunate enough to be interviewed).

This would make a fabulous Christmas gift! I’m just saying . . .

The Tangled Web We Weave

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Happy December everyone! It’s the last month of 2009. Let’s make it a good one. (I’ll give it all I’ve got and try to savor every second, but truth be told I am really looking forward to 2010).

My month is off to a great start. This morning I found myself mentioned in Bella DePaulo’s blog on the Psychology Today Web site. You all know how much I love PT, so this is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with hot fudge on top. I discovered Bella’s blog on The Huffington Post a month or so ago and was really impressed. I admire and identify with her work. I had every intention of writing/connecting with her, but haven’t gotten to it yet. And then this happened. I’ll be sure to write and thank her.