Karen LarkinDateline: Karen Larkin
First Published: Jun 16, 2011 / Last Published: Sep 16, 2011
Sometimes becoming what we were meant to be is a long and winding road. For as long as I can remember the written word has been my passion and my talent. I'm not bragging; It was just always there, standing next to me. Writing helped me to land scholarships and jobs, and it helped me to heal as when I passed through those inevitable dark nights of the soul. Reading helped me to know myself better and took me on grand adventures when I felt lonely, boxed in, or just had an afternoon to kill. Earning a living through literati, however, did not seem to be in the cards. I adapted, learning marketing skills, embracing technology and attaining a modicum of success as a corporate executive. I even learned how to get websites to rank on Google's first page. At the height of my business career, my daughter needed a full-time mom, and I came home to be just that. It was the right thing to do, and I never imagined that corporate America wouldn't welcome be back with open arms. The Great Recession, however, changed the playing field, and no one wanted to hire a 50 year old woman, with a 5 year gap in her resume, who had committed the cardinal sin of abruptly leaving the workforce. What to do? Just maybe, at the tender age of 52, it was time answer the small consistent voice that called out, through it all, saying, "Karen, you are a writer." Wish me luck!
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Book Review: Alabama's Redemption by Hale Meserow
Alabama's Redemption is a powerful tale of faith, character & romance, amid 1940s racial segregation.