Welcome to my Blog
Growing up in the South, I developed a love for stories–from the travel accounts of cousins in the military to the gossip of girls as we worked alongside the women ‘barning tobacco’ in our rural community.
In sixth grade, I crafted my stories into plays and later I found that journaling was my outlet for dealing with personal challenges.
In mid-life, I wrote short stories and a novel. But when life pressed in with a toxic job and then a breast cancer diagnosis, my reality felt more like fiction than the fiction I was writing. I coped by writing journal entries that evolved into personal essays.
Through a serendipitous trip to Sedona, I discovered renewal in taking solo journeys that became Spirit-led pilgrimages. As I wrote about my experiences of those yearly journeys (this year will be number fourteen) they formed a memoir–that I never intended to write.
Through my blog, it’s my hope that we’ll have conversations that encourage us all to step forward to live the lives we are intended to live.
Connie Rosser Riddle is a Breast Cancer Survivor, Fired-from-a-Job Survivor, Certified Life Coach, and Retired Nurse. She’s the author of an upcoming memoir, Saved by Sedona, and of essays that have appeared in various anthologies and magazines. Connie and her husband, David, live in Durham, N.C. They have two grown sons, Brooks and Ross, and a lovely daughter-in-law, Emily.