About Me

Arizona native sharing intentional, creative, and inspirational living through photography and writing. 🌞

Hello, my name is Michele, and this first paragraph is the condensed version of my “About Me” page for those who like to get to the point. If you would like to learn more, then scroll below. After teaching high school students for many years, and experiencing personal heartache on Valentine’s Day, I decided last spring that it was time to step away. It was time to take a break from grading and from teaching the words of others; the time had come to start sharing my own. I have been sharing my voice in many ways, including through this weekly blog, where I post poems, stories, original photographs, and inspiring interviews. My Saturday posts require that you slow down and take a minute or two, which I hope for your sake, you have the time to do. If not, then this reflective space may not suit you. If you have a few minutes to spare in the middle of your busy week, then join me on this inspirational journey. You can do so, by either clicking on the follow button or entering your email below. 🌄 ❤️

More “About Me”~You can learn a great deal about who I am and where I have been by reading my poems, short stories, and inspiring interviews. I created this writing and photography blog in August of 2019 as a forum for sharing my journey, after experiencing two life changes. I began writing last summer to process and move through these life changes. I believed then, that writing through transition could help me create intentional and inspired living. My belief has been validated every week since.

As a life-long journaler, I know the healing power of writing, but I wasn’t as sure about the “sharing” part of this writing journey. Hesitantly, I began publishing posts with the goal of moving through change and hopefully inspiring others along the way. What I didn’t know at the start of this blog journey, is that sharing and connecting with others (around the world) has given me a creative outlet and brought more healing, growth, and joy than writing (and photographing) alone ever could have. I look forward to continuing on this path and meeting more inspiring readers and writers.

My weekly Saturday posts include poems, short stories, original photographs, and occasional interviews focused on people who inspire. Initially focusing on change – my change – my blog forum has shifted to more focus on inspiring experiences, people, and places. My main objective each week is to continue writing and photographing, and of course, sharing, however those words, ideas, and images show up. To read my weekly posts, either scroll down, or go directly to my blog feed. If you would like to receive my weekly inspired posts, that include original photographs, please follow my blog. You can also find me @mlsefton on Instagram. Thank you for taking the time to read my words – your valuable time spent reading and commenting on my blog encourages me on this journey. 💗

Before I published my first blog post, I began writing what I call my “50 Life Stories.” These fifty stories highlight standout moments from my life and are not published on my blog (except for a few excerpts). At the start of my project, my goal was to let each subject show up organically, without a clear outline of where I was headed. I accomplished this goal and was surprised (and sometimes saddened) by my memories. I completed my fiftieth story Monday (3/2) night and the writing journey brought tremendous healing and insight. 🤗

Thank you for stopping by and best wishes on your journey! Michele

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