The adventure started nearly two years ago when Marie, Terri, Susyn, Susan, and I met at a career development meeting. We were all in search of a new beginning, and decided that the road would be easier if we joined forces. Week after week, we supported each other in defining then chasing our career goals.
As varied as our experiences and target jobs may have been, we had
common aspirations. And so the idea came up of starting this blog,
where we would all contribute our reflexions on a subject we were all
passionate about: words and communication.
The blog provided a space where we could gather portfolio pieces and
write new pieces highlighting our skills, strengths, and experience in
each of our professions.
Beyond these individual contributions, we constructed a mini mosaic of
opinions on topics such as story telling or voice, on which we would
successively write, bringing to the table either a nuance or a
radically different point of view with each new post.
Writing down and sharing our thoughts through this blog served as
powerful starting blocks from which we all sprung into new adventures
and rewarding activities.
The goal has now been met--we are well on our way along our respective
paths, and have thus decided that we would no longer update Words Et Cetera. We
want to keep this blog open, however, as the demonstration of a
successful and empowering collaboration. And as every writer knows,
the itch of writing some more is never far... The "end" may really
just be a pause...
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I'm in the Souq, the marketplace in downtown Doha, the capital of Qatar. Men in their long white gowns--or brown mouse colored ones--with their red and white or white headdresses--go by. And women in their black abeyas and hair all covered and sometimes faces too.... Hookah pipes are passed freely in cafes with fruit juices everywhere.... Although everything is familiar, nothing is.