In my book-in-progress, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway, I have a chapter describing the thrill of seeing hundreds of hot air balloons taking flight outside my motorhome at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, as shown in the photos above and below. My new life was also taking flight at the same time. I had just sold my house, quit my job, and bought a motorhome for a planned one-year journey that turned into five. Not only did the balloons floating by come in a vast array of colors, but I was amazed to see balloons of different shapes, too. Imagine my surprise when a stagecoach floated by in the air, followed by a pair of bumblebees, and then the Energizer bunny. I saw balloons shaped like a duck, bull, pig, alligator, witch, pumpkin, Jack-in-the-box, and even an upside-down Humpty Dumpty.

Now my website is taking flight, too. As I learn how to create a website, you’ll see things change, grow, and improve. I will also keep you posted on my writing process, my attempts to find an agent or publisher, or whether I decide to go the self-publishing route. I hope you’ll join me on this journey!

Balloon Fiesta


15 thoughts on “Taking Flight

  1. I am excited to embark on this journey with you, I know it is a road you have wanted to travel for a long time. You can count on me to read everything you write and to assist in any way I can. So let’s do this, there is no time like the present!

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  2. The balloons are beautiful. You must have been full of joy and smiles that day. Reminds me of my balloon ride with my sister in Napa. An amazing adventure.


  3. These balloon pictures are awesome and so much better than I imagined! Definitely include them in your memoir. We haven’t discussed that, but I think including pictures and graphics is totally appropriate. Multi-media and all that.

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    1. Thank you, theelatedheart! It IS magical, and just makes you feel so happy to see all of those colorful balloons all at once. I highly recommend seeing the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta to anyone who hasn’t seen it.

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    1. Hi Kim, the ABQ sure is gorgeous, and you can’t help but feel happy watching all of those balloons. What fun to crew–you must have a blast! Thanks for following my blog!


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