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A shoutout to Robert a  great blogger.  I wish you success with your upcoming book! 🎆Sara

…Red, like your favorite sky, the in-between, the misplaced one. From “I Have Answers,” in From Every Moment a Second, available for prepublication order via Finishing Line Press.

http://robertokaji.com/2017/06/20/excerpt-from-my-forthcoming-chapbook/

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Proud of you Viking!  Keep up the good work!

🎆Sara

Despite my rant on Monday about the decrease in blog views, the followers number just keeps on rising. I absolutely love you all! I truly hope I never get used to this. As I said before, a book giveaway is coming at 1000! Thank you! – Viking

https://vikingreviewsblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/700/

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I change my theme yesterday.  I looked at all the themes in the showcase and wanted something versatile.  Simple yet can be used to inspire.  It had it all and my social links were intact (I checked today and gave a sigh of relief).

Although My Journey Through Life was my origins blog.  This one is my present and future.  It became my primary.  I felt guilty leaving mahaleta, but I knew she would always be a part of me.

Yes I work hard to keep up with technology.  I can’t use living off the grid as my excuse for not writing.  The WP app would look at me from my laptop asking for another chance.  When it logged in quicker than before both Ivy the iPhone and I were excited.  I saw it as a sign to not let my hopes get pushed into the pit.

I want to thank you all for the comments and feedback.  I hope to be just warming up my creative juices.

Princess 😊

Q: Which came first Starting Over in 2013 or My Journey through Life?


Answer: My Journey Through Life

It all started with a dream to write.  I love reading books and wonder if I can be the next Louisa May Alcott.  After rereading Little Women I knew that was what I wanted.  To be the Jo March of a new generaation.  I wanted to inspire and motivate from my own life.

Since I had a lot of time on my hands I thought why not do something positive. Write and chronicle my healing story.  Inspire others going through the same problems I have in my life.  Shed a little light on mental health.

My Journey Through Life is the prequel and this is the primary tale of starting over.  It makes complete sense.  People want to know about living in Africa.  Okay here are pictures and ideas of my life.  It all started in Addis Ababa in 1979.

30+ years later here I am in the same country just a lot older.  I am learning how to cope in a third world country.  How to heal from emotional wounds.  How to accept my heritage even the sad things. Especially how to cope speaking broken Amharic when my English is spoken too fast.

I am a proud Ethiopian American and these are my stories and outlook on life.  Most importantly this is my legacy for my son.

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For all of us that get the comment, email, etc.  Thank you Maja for helping us understand. ~Sara

Rejection. Bad review. Returned papers and manuscripts. All these essentially we consider as a bad news. And it’s not fun to experience it. You feel naked and exposed, your heart is pounding, probably you are blushing and even feel embarrassed. “How did this happen“, you might slur for a second, but the only thing you […]

http://businessinrhyme.com/2017/01/23/3-simple-truths-about-criticism-we-often-forget/

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Never give up, never give in. Keep going until the end. ~Sara

One of my favorite poems is Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The story behind the poem is also impressive: Henley contracted tuberculosis of the bone when he was 13. At age 17, physicians had to amputate one of his legs. Yet he wrote that: “In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor […]

http://cristianmihai.net/2016/11/10/invictus/

You might notice


I tend to repeat myself a lot. I tend to put a post on both my blogs. That way it can get a larger audience. You can tell my personality from my words. I hate bigotry in all its forms. I have a sponge trait everything goes in and hard to push it out. When I see a child lying in on cold concrete I want to put a blanket over them so they don’t freeze. I know I am a rare kind of person. Some compare me to an angel. Provoke me and you see a very defensive woman. I hate bullies they are the rudest people in the world. They put you down to cover up their own insecurities. As far as my political stand I am an unregistered Liberal. They are looking out for the little people. When I was separated the strong suggestion was get on State assistance. Not thinking I would get it. Low and behold I qualified for it. Thank you President Obama for looking out for me. I want people to search their hearts. Would you help someone or let them freeze?

Reblog: Handle with Care


I sometimes take a picture of you because you’re just so adorable and amazing and beautiful. And sometimes I catch a hint of fragility in what the camera catches. Other times I see huge heaping mounds of it. Giant reserves of delicate. Like you’re a crystal chandelier in the shape of my beautiful boy. And […]

http://developingdad.com/2015/09/23/1277/

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It’s been a rainy August. Thank God I have music to keep me upbeat. I have been tackling a few projects that have kept me busy. Plus my mind has been whirling with thoughts about my personal goals. 

I haven’t really posted a lot on my social media except with my blog posts. I am starting to wonder if my parents are right that I have too many social media destractions. I almost want to take a break altogether and concentrate on my writing. I mean people have my email so they can check on me that way.

Trust me I have not hit a robot or ghost status. I am just looking for more. I changed my LinkedIn headline because I wanted it to be more professional.

I am also trying to figure out my personal identity and what my life can be in the future. I understand what it is like to be secluded from everyone I know. I mean I have lived in the shadow and went along with life’s plan. I did not expect to get married. In fact I thought that part had come and gone. Was I looking to live an ordinary life? I didn’t have the confidence to believe in myself that I could do anything. I was just a wallflower watching the world go by.

My last post was more like me. Describing what my healing process  has been like. Has it made me stronger? Yes! Have I turned over a new leaf? Yes many leaves in fact. I have learned to listen more and talk less. That maybe hard to believe, but I choose when I communicate things. Since my internet access is different than in the States I had to get used to not being able to be connecting like I am used to. Does anyone out there understand how I am feeling?