July/August Letter from the Publisher | Dorri C. Scott

LoudounJulAug2015_Page_07Dear readers,

People often ask me, “How did you start writing?”

While it is hard to pinpoint the exact moment that I fell in love with words, paper, books and writing, I am reminded daily of the many letters shared between my Nana and me.

It started when I was in elementary school. The exchange of letters between the two of us that were filled with camp experiences, school friends and new books was like fresh air and breath to me. I longed for each letter and still remember the disappointment when an expected return letter did not come in the mail quickly.

Plopped on my favorite couch, today, I long for more time and endless hours to write like I did as a child. And…every summer it happens. I am afforded the time: a great vacation to Jamaica and the ocean to bask and be inspired. To write, each day, when the sunset in Jamaica, is my only chore.

For ten days, I am able to be quiet, gather my thoughts and let my heart sing as the creative juices get going. I write like nobody’s business… for that I am grateful.

The exchange and life shared, with no interruption on the beach enables me to write letters, thank you notes and messages to the many friends and family I share space with. Thank you, Pat Wirth; our guest columnist, Kristina Bouweiri – a DMV, favorite CEO and Robin Finnell – this issue’s cover WOMAN. Kudos and hugs to every cover WOMEN, friends, family and staff, throughout the various communities I serve.

Celebrating words and writing about the many experiences from my couch on a summer day is this season’s special gift. It does not last long. For now, I am just going to enjoy the write.

Happy Summer! – Dorri

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