Wishcasting: Celebrate

Wishcasting badgeIt's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe. This week Jamie asks, "What do you wish to celebrate?"

First, I wish to celebrate Jamie!  Today is her birthday.  I wish for her to have a day filled with magic, blessings, and unbridled joy!

Second, I wish to celebrate new friends, most of whom I met through some new mommy programs.  As adults, sometimes it's difficult to meet new friends, so I am thankful for the groups that brought us mommies together.

Third, I wish to celebrate my leap in to the world of writing fiction.  In September I completed a short story and submitted it to NPR for a short story contest.  Even though I didn't win, I'm still really proud of myself for having the courage to send a story out into the world.  In November I finished a (really, really short) novel.  It needs some major work before it will be presentable, but holy smokes, I wrote a novel!

There are so many more things I wish to celebrate... my loving husband, my intelligent teen, my wide-eyed baby.  After a couple of rough years, this has been a year of blessings.

I also wish to celebrate you! Thank you for being here. If you haven't already, please connect with me on Facebook at facebook.com/sherrimhutchins and Twitter @smhutchins.  Once you're there, drop me a note to say hi.  I promise to say hi back.

What do you wish to celebrate?


  1. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished this year. You certainly have a lot of wonderful things to celebrate. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

  2. One of my writing professors told me before that 3/4 of the battle with writing is the writing/submitting, so definitely celebrate that.

    As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

  3. Those friendships with other moms can be so precious! My daughter has a group that's been together 11 years now - they had childbirth classes together before the 2000 'crop' of babies was born! I have a group I've been with about as long of moms with 'older' kids - so sweet.

    One older friend, blind & living alone, had a lovely motto: "You'll never have 'old friends' if you don't keep making NEW ONES!" She rode a church bus on Sundays, & instigated lunch after - with the young bus driver! The other 'home bound' folks couldn't be bothered to join them, so he & she went for lunch after church most Sundays, Dutch Treat, unless he had other plans.
    Kudos on the accomplishments - how fun! & yes - for the courage to send that story off!!

    As you wish to celebrate, so I also wish for you!

  4. I'm happy for you that your life is full of great things! And a novel. Wow! Good for you ; ). As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also.

  5. Sherri, Way to go! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also. Beth

  6. As you wish for yourself, I also wish for you!

  7. It sounds like you have a wonderful year to celebrate! May the blessings continue in the New Year.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

  8. Good for you for submitting, for sticking with the novel! All we can do as writers is keep showing up, keep trying, keep being true, keep having faith in the practice. As you wish, I wish also.

  9. Wonderful reasons to celebrate! As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you!


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