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As I bid my farewell to my fellow dreamers and readers.

I have decided to take a hiatus from 8 Women Dream while I continue school, job hunting and writing on Killeryarns.com.   This opens up my Tuesday writing spot and a chance for someone to take my place with 8 Women Dream.

Anyone out there interested in going after their big dream – chronicling it on this blog while hanging out with 7 other great women dreamers?

Hello – anyone?curtain call

I did not anticipate so much would get in the way of my dream at this time.  School is not overly difficult but very time consuming.

Job hunting is difficult and time consuming and to be perfectly honest – sucks.

Writing for Killeryarns is my joy.  A pleasure that I wish I had known all of my life.  It allows me an escape from the stress of everything else.

One thing I did not expect was to scare myself.  I’ve had the occasion to be so lost in my story that I jump out of my skin when my husband tries to talk to me.  I think everyone should have such a complete distraction.

The stress of these things along with daily life accompanied by my struggles with depression has proven to be too much for me right now.

While I know this may sound like an excuse – it is not.  I am for the first time in my life taking action to prevent days or even weeks of lying in bed and allowing those never ending voices of despair to take over.

I believe I owe the strength to recognize this pattern, in part to Catherine.  She has been there to talk to me and tell me I am not worthless, overly needy or crazy (although sometimes I think she may be wrong about the crazy part).

The decision to leave the group did not come easily.

It is one that tears my sense of commitment and friendship to pieces – yet I know it is the right decision for me at this time.  Now that I have truly begun, I will continue to write and submit my stories to Killeryarns, contests and eventually publishers.

Being a part of 8 Women Dream has been an amazing experience.

I thank Catherine and the rest of the group for allowing me to join them on what has been the most challenging and rewarding journey I have had.

I hope to get things settled and am able to actively participate in following my dream again. Perhaps at that time, I will be allowed to submit a guest post or two.

I wish you success in achieving your dreams. I will miss you all so very much.

Keep on dreaming –


(Dawnda’s dream was to get some piece of writing published in 2009.  She left the 8 Women Dream group in 2009 to focus on finding full-time employment.  We consider her an accomplished dreamer as she published her thoughts here and began her own scary stories blog at www.killeryarns.com)


  • Veronica

    Upward and onward, good luck and God bless.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Oh and I should say THANK YOU for being here. I wrote all that in my email to you but I should state here that helping you find and do your dream was one of the best experiences I’ve had this year.
    I love your writing style.
    Just don’t go too far away…

  • Kim

    We will definitely miss your stories around here. Good luck with school and who knows, maybe you’ll become a doctor! Take care and it was very nice to meet you!

  • Kristan

    Oh Dawnda. I’m so sorry to hear this. I have been fortunate in that I’m able to stay home and write, but every time it looks like I’ll have to go back to work I feel a little hole open up in my heart. The writing will never be gone, but changing priorities is so painful when it cuts so close to the soul. All the best in your endeavors, and I’ll be first in line to pick up Killer Yarns when it turns into a book.

  • Therese W

    You’ll be well and truly missed. Good luck to you.

  • Catherine

    You can write a post anytime – in fact, we can interview you as a guest poster! We love you Dawnda. You are an amazing person.
    I understand this all too well because of the hypothyroidism we share. I still swear I am better because of my Armour medication – or desiccated thyroid – never did well on the synthetic meds.
    I also use progesterone cream, gray sea salt and make sure I am getting B12 and Selenium. I also walk every morning and take melatonin to sleep if I am not sleeping through the night. If I am under stress I take aspirin before going to bed to fight inflamation.
    This is my fight I wage against Hashimotos disease every day – most days now I win.
    My ex husband just ran into another Hashimotos woman that I have not seen in a year. He tells me that she has lost 50 pounds, so now I am enthused that she proves weight loss is possible with thyroid issues – even though we all see Oprah suffer with the same thing.
    Maybe when your life settles down you can meet me to walk once a week …