It’s All About the Journey

I know. It’s such a cliché. Life is like a journey. Blah. Blah. Blah.

But it’s so true:

  • The boring stretches of road where we put in the time and work our asses off.
  • The detours to exciting destinations where we let loose and have fun.
  • The wrong turns where we desperately try to find our way back to normalcy.
  • The rest areas where we pull off the road to stop the craziness and breathe freely for a while.

This is one of those stops on the road.

Hi, my name is Eileen (aka E.K. Carmel). Welcome to my home on the interwebs!

I’m a wife, a mom, and an introverted writer. A scifi and fantasy geek. I’m also a multipotentialite, or multipod for short. (For those who may not know, that’s a person who has no one true calling in life, but many. Find out more here.) I also have a twisted sense of humor I let out on occasion.

My interests are wide and the topics around here may range from family and personal development to science and history, writing and publishing.

But it all comes back to learning and growing as human beings on this unpredictable journey.

Grab your beverage of choice (mine is usually coffee or vodka and cranberry, depending on the time of day) and settle in. Comment if you feel like it. Or not.

Feel free to linger awhile before getting back on that traffic-snarled highway.

Last Gas 'til Sisters, best roadside wooden deck lake view, Hot Deli, Detroit Lake Exit to Breightenbush, forest colored forest, Marion County, Oregon, USA

photo courtesy of Wonderlane via Flickr Creative Commons


5 comments on “About

  1. Hey there. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I hope you don’t mind. This is the link: http://wp.me/pJqgY-lU. Thank for giving great blog. Congrats! Angela/Curiocat.


  2. Oops! You’ve won not been nominated.


  3. ekcarmel says:

    Thank you so much, Angela!


  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you for sharing! This is wonderful… I particularly like the post about how to stop the destructive behavior and embracing both creativity and the ability to create positive boundaries with negativity.

    Having Patrick around has made me so much more aware of how we spend our time – you know the time “in between” things, like between dinner and bath, between waking up and leaving the house. Finding this peace, has made life feel fuller and easier:) As for creativity, I feel like I haven’t had 5 minutes to myself since Patrick learned how to sit up, but last weekend I made him a hat and a pillow. Not my best work ever, but it was so satisfying to start a project and then finish it.


    • E.K. Carmel says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Melissa! And yay! to you for making that hat and pillow.

      Children really do make us stop and pay attention to what we do, particularly the things we do on “auto.” As for the creativity, we do what we can. When kids are so young, our main focus has to be on their basic needs. Once they get older and can do more for themselves, then you’ll have more time for creative ventures. I’m not a naturally patient person, but raising children has forced me to take a deep breath and promise myself that eventually, I’d have more time to myself. And I do, now that they’re teens.


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