I have jokingly been referring to this birthday as “almost-50,” but the way time has been flying, it is mostly true, am I right? Anyway. I saw a funny meme yesterday about how 45 used to “look,” back when I was 18: And I started to think about how 46 looks. And in the spirit of internet over-sharing, I wrote it all down for you. 46 looks like gratitude. – for the gray hairs that force their way out more frequently, because my hair is still growing. I am alive. – for the simple joy in life being one morning out of the last month and probably the one to come that I can calmly drink a cup of coffee… Read More »On turning “almost 50”
Surfside Beach Stars in Local Author’s Debut NovelLove after loss, Generation-X middle-agers featured in The Tentative Knock SURFSIDE BEACH, SC – (Sept. 16, 2021) A local romance author is celebrating the release of her debut novel with a reading and launch party this weekend. Inspired by the natural beauty and community of Surfside Beach, resident Kelly Capriotti Burton wrote a romance focusing on new love and identity after widowhood, blending families, and finding solace on the sand, with protagonists who are not the typical Hallmark-movie archetypes. “I wanted to tell a story of love that is messy, how we can aspire to a conventional life and try to do things in order, but ultimately, even as distinguished grown-ups, we have… Read More »PRESS RELEASE: The Tentative Knock is released
The other night, a friend i’ve had for 10 years heard me sing for the first time. I giggled when she looked at me with wide eyes and said, “I didn’t know you could sing!” I mean, I’m not a singer, by any means. But the next morning, on my run, I reflected some on how I did sing for most of my life, first in school, then in a number of churches. This led me to remembering why I gave up choir after ninth grade. Our schedules had room for two electives. I needed one more year of a foreign language, and I refused to give up journalism (still the most important and useful class I ever had). The only… Read More »Choosing the music
Last year, I started exercising regularly with a commitment I have never had before. And 9 months ago, I started running, which, honestly, has changed me from the inside-out. Running has become my alone time, my alarm clock, my stress relief, and my first line of defense.