The Bright, Hot Fire Of Hope

Hello world.

It’s me again.  And I have only 1 thing to report.  Hope is high today.

Here’s why.

I was just hired on the spot for a job that I think I’ll be able to do well at.  I start Monday.  And with only a little bit of luck I’ll be able to pay the rent and buy groceries by the end of the month.

You know what though, it wasn’t so much the getting hired that has given me hope.  It was the way the interview went.  I was made to feel that my skill set was valued and needed.  I was told that it was cool that I wrote a blog and used Twitter.  I was even asked about the Habs chances tonight against Pittsburgh in game 6. (Go Habs Go!)

These guys made me feel like I was an important member of their team before I’ve even become a member.  I was missing that.  A lot.

There is also hope because of this blog and some awesome people.  Over the weekend I posted 3 pieces.  Those pieces, as well as others, received many more hits than I am accustomed to in a short period of time.  They helped me reach a goal that I had set for myself some time ago and wondered if I would ever reach.  They even drew a few comments from readers which makes me feel very good about writing and posting.  And they even gave me motivation and advice.

I was also in touch with 2 pretty amazing women from the wonderful world of the interweb via email.   Kelly Diels ( and Julie Roads ( are both established, skilled and influential writers and speaking with them made me feel like I could be part of something special like that someday.  That is hope.

Add in too that I have an amazing partner.  And while her weekend wasn’t fantastic.  And I was feeling a little down.  We have a pretty good thing going on.  I love her very much.  When things aren’t going well I have only to remember that she is here for me.  I like that a lot.

Hope has been something that has been up and down for me over the last few weeks and months. It comes in flashes so burning hot that I think it will never leave.  But those flames have had many flickering moments.   That’s the way life goes.  I know that.  I just have to fight through it. So that’s what I’ve tried to do.

And now, with the help of friends, family and all kinds of amazing people (that’s you) the flames are burning bright and hot!  The fire is back and hope along with it.

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3 comments on The Bright, Hot Fire Of Hope

  1. Aunt Leesa says:

    Congrats on the new job! Email me details, k?

    Give my love to your lady…… I’m here if she needs me!

    Hugs to my Joshie, and to Ms. C.

  2. Awesome about the job. And the hope. It is the lifeblood of, um, life.

    Keep fightin’ the good fight…

  3. Congratulations!

    Yes, I feel that Hope myself these days, and these women are powerful stuff to feed it!

    Remember that if it’s just flickering, it’s not out, Hope is still there.

    Hugs and butterflies,

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The Bright, Hot Fire Of Hope

And now, with the help of friends, family and all kinds of amazing people (that’s you) the flames are burning bright and hot! The fire is back and hope along with it.

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