Hi. I’m Charlene Bell Dietz, and as a writer, I’m always searching for ideas, something a little different.
Drop in for a few minutes, explore, maybe let your thoughts become scheme stalkers.
Many of my posts are short with an interactive aspect (try the Frog Leap Test). These posts may give you a new way to think about something, maybe a chance to learn more about yourself (Are You a Wordsmith?). Some will engage you in a playful challenge, and if you comment, I’ll learn too.
I’ve been a long-term educator I taught elementary school and high school students. Later, I became an administrator and adjunct professor at the College of Santa Fe. After retiring, I worked for Houghton Mifflin Publishing, which is now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, doing in-services for their products along with district staff developments for school districts around the country.
Sometimes we forget what’s important and fuss too much about little things–whether real or just feared. I’m searching for the big rocks, the parts of life that really matter, and I’ve learned if you throw your heart and soul into what you care about, the rest disappears.
Tools that have helped me: an eye for the unique, a heart full of humor, well defined goals to enrich our lives and the lives of others, mentors, friends who are filled with goodness, and our family.
Beyond the obvious, I care about writing well, the education of women who need assistance, protection of those who need it, and the discovery of anything new or unusual.
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Tell me what are some of the big rocks are in your life?