shania twain

Did you ever catch that show of Shania Twain’s on the OWN channel? It was a documentary type show where they followed Shania on her quest to find her voice. She had gone through some serious drama…her husband had cheated and started a life with her best friend. (I’d lose my voice too…and he’d lose a lot more than that.) So anyways, Shania went on a quest to learn to sing again.

At first glance I thought to myself, “just be on with it and sing, damn it. Just sing. Sing a lot and soon enough it’ll jive and your voice will be found.”

Well, this past year was a learning year for me. It was a year of change. In all good ways, but change many times means challenges. The ebb and flow of life.

And somewhere along the way I sort let my writing voice get lost. Or it just didn’t want to come out and play when I did. Or it wanted to play with the kid down the street that is such a bad influence, called “writers block.”

Well, I’m taking my advice and am going to just write. Write, write, write, and soon I’ll find my voice again. And I’ll finally tell that writer’s block kid that I’m just not that into him. That’s the plan.

As part of NaBloPoMo (that’s National Blog Posting Month) I’m aiming to post on the blog every day for the month of November. I’m planning on writing as if no one is reading and just going for it. I plan on posting videos, collages, photographs, what ever my heart desires.

I plan on finding my voice, and then let it yell for a bit. Woo!

NaBloPoMo November 2012Are you joining in NaBloPoMo? Let me know in the comments below. Have an idea for a blog post for me? Leave it in a comment too!

Read other Maui blogs participating in NaBloPoMo:

A Maui Blog
Beach Walks
Maui Jungalow


  1. It look like that Leah has puppy2 piggyback rite ? am i right?
    I love the photos of halloween, i am sure they had great fun and a lot of candies.

  2. Sorry , i meant blog and not bock……..what can you expect from the french ????

  3. Can’t wait my sweet daughter inlaw, to read and visit with you in your bock. It make my days and brighter my life. I know that it is not always easy, as you have a busy schedule, but you bring all of us who read your THE OHANA MAMA , so much pleasure. You have a gift: you know how to WRITE WELL and you always have a message to give to all of your readers. God bless you for YOU. Bisous bisous xoxoxoxoxo. Me!

  4. I’m so excited. I have always wished you would post more because I love your writing and pics but understood you were busy with so many other things as well. I like what you said about you will write as if no one is reading too :-)

    Personally, I find myself having to pull back from social media now as I found learning about new social media was pulling time from creating good content on my blog. Trying to always remember why I started blogging in the first place. SM is important but content always needs to be my first priority. So I’m trying to get those posts up more frequently too but Nov is a horrible month for me as it! But I’ll be reading….
    Tania´s last blog post ..Minimal Me…

  5. I am so in… Love this!
    Stacia´s last blog post ..Why I Dream of Owning My Own Home – Single Mom Buys Houses

  6. Sing it sister! (or write it…yanno…if that’s more your thing ;)
    Deirdre´s last blog post ..The Humble & Astonishing…

  7. I’m in! Last year I did NaNoWriMo and it was difficult. But it helped me in my writing abilities for sure. I didn’t know there was a NaBloPoMo, and I’m happy to find out about it. I didn’t plan on doing NaNoWriMo this year, but this is perfect with my recent move from the Big Island to Maui and moving my blog to all things dog and dog people on Maui!

    So I guess, I won’t be going to bed when I though tonight. I need to finish my post. Its November 1 still for a little while! :)
    Jt Clough | Maui Dog Remedies´s last blog post ..Dog Food with Fish In It Is From China For Sure

    • Yay! You are in! Hey, do you ever take contributions of cool dog pics from other people, on your blog? I think that would be fun! Or maybe on your Facebook page. I’d totally share Duke! :)

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