Interview: Rhonda Hopkins
Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.
This week we are visited by Rhonda Hopkins, a unique writer with a background in investigating for family courts.
What have you been wonderstruck by recently?
I’m wonderstruck by the generosity of other writers. I can always find someone who will answer my questions and support whatever I’m doing. I am amazed by how thoughtful and kind everyone is. It makes me want to do whatever I can to help them as well. After all, we’re all in this crazy wonderful world together.
What part of your day are you grateful for?
I’m grateful for the time I get to spend with family and friends either in person, on the phone or online. I love to connect with them and find out how their day has been and what’s going on in their lives. That sharing of time is very important to me.
What part of your day is tough? How do you move through it?
I don’t really have a particular time of day that’s tough for me. The one thing that is an issue is my ankle. I need surgery on it, so I can’t do the things I’d like to do all the time and can’t walk very much. The way I move past that is to think how fortunate I am and how there are people in worse situations and in more pain. So I’m grateful for what I do have and what I can do.
What do you wish your were more conscious of?
I wish I were more conscious of time. I can get involved in something and before I know it a significant amount of time has passed – more than I should have spent, especially if I was just playing around. I think I need to get one of those timers and stick to it.
How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?
I make a list of short term and long term goals and evaluate where I am once a month. I don’t always meet each deadline but at least I keep track of my progress and do better than if I didn’t have those lists. But the most important thing to me is family. So I make as much time for them as I can.
About Rhonda Hopkins:
Rhonda Hopkins did investigations for the state and the family courts for nearly 20 years. She uses what she learned to help those in need and to make her writing more realistic.
She is working on a romantic suspense novel, ILLUSION OF SAFETY, which should be out this
fall. She is also working on a non-fiction book, IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS, to provide information on child custody, co-parenting and what to expect in Family Court.
Each Tuesday, Rhonda hosts an author and their favorite charity in her Authors Give Back series.
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