Welcome to The Beach
To say I like to write would be like saying, I like to breathe. Breathing is a matter of life or death. Writing has always been a constituitive part of my life. I just do it. Some things you can live without. Some things you can’t. Prior to sharing on my former blog Beneath the Surface: Breath of Faith at Blogger, I wrote in journals. Longhand. Exclusively. I had a few typewritten poems from my earlier years. Typewritten, as in on a typewriter. Before laptops, tablets, windows…before it all. In the beginning, I wrote. On paper with a pen. I still do.
Writing is life.
The difference is, now I share. Here. There and well, almost anywhere. I’m big on sharing, and community. By community, I mean sincere, real and come just as you are. Hearts don’t dress up. They beat. Your heart is welcome here. So, just beat it…no, just playing with ya! Sometimes I make inappropriate jokes at really awkward moments. Get used to that if you want to spend some time here. But, I laugh hardest at myself, so honestly, no offense intended.
What you can expect to find here:
I live on the coast of Rhode Island, hence the beach pictures. I like to share a bit about some local topics of interest for visitors. I love RI!
I write poetry…or at least sometimes words sort of tumble out of me.
I share about how I’m working out this life of faith and it ain’t always pretty, quite honestly. I strive to keep it honest. For better or worse.
I’ve spent most of my adult life coaching others, meanwhile I have been coached by a “higher authority”. I’ve worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for over 25 years, sometimes I write about it. When I am not completely perturbed by the whole Fitness field in general. Even as I write this sentence I feel a rant bubbling up from beneath the surface. #stop
My Writing Life, as well as passion for keeping a Journal are subjects that I love to share about regularly. I have hosted a Writing Community called Random Journal Day for the past two years and I am hoping to continue that community here in some capacity. We gather the first Friday of each month to share from our personal Journals.
I’m a natural sharer. Which is to say, Social Media and me, we are fairly comfortable together.
Oh, and to be perfectly clear, I am all about Jesus. Period.
Occasionally I write about: Marriage, Family, Motherhood. Discreetly. With humor. Unless I’m mad. That’s why there is a Draft file.
One more thing. I have a thing for all things beachy, especially stones, rocks and Sharks. Yes, I said Sharks. You will understand in due time. Stick around.
“Dawn Paoletta is a blogger who invites you into her life on the beach with Jesus. Her writing is full of humor, spiritual insight and gritty honesty, or that could be the sand between your toes. She never met a rock she didn’t like or a fellow writer she did not encourage and challenge. Dawn regularly reveals her true heart in her writing and that is what makes her so readable! She talks about God as she sees Him in nature, family and fitness. Expect laughter, truth and seashells in your pockets when you read Dawn.” ~Susie Klein aka Recovering Church Lady