About

Welcome to Following Seas, a blog about living more fully in the present by understanding ourselves better and learning from the past. 

We’ve all made poor choices that cost us time, energy, and missed opportunities. That’s part of the human condition. Often these mistakes are the result of destructive patterns and harmful messages we received from others.

To overcome a negative mindset we must take control and live with intention. We have to practice compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others. It begins with thoughtful self-examination and setting goals for positive change.

Therefore, I’ll write about self-reflection, mindfulness, and other ways to achieve personal growth.  I’ll share my experiences and I invite you to share yours.

I want Following Seas to become a source of inspiration and information about our shared humanity. We have the power to change and grow and, in doing this, we really can navigate our best life! 


My name is Luanne and I began blogging in 2015 as a way to reflect on life and current events.

I also got interested in photography and enjoy posting pictures and participating in the various challenges. 

Having experienced a few life-changing events in my 50+ years and learning some valuable lessons, I’ve decided to change the focus here a bit. I want to explore more on the subjects of self and how we can live more purposefully.

I grew up in western Pennsylvania, worked, and raised a family there. My greatest accomplishment is my three children, all responsible adults leading successful lives.

My second greatest accomplishment was earning a college degree at 52 years old. This enabled me to check off Item #1 on my Bucket List.

The next goal is to turn my writing hobby into income with a freelance career. And who knows…maybe a real live book someday, complete with my own photos! 🙂

 

 

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  1. Congratulations on obtaining your degree and raising 3 children. Here in the UK students pay for their degrees by taking out loans which many are unhappy about. There is speculation that loans (which have only existed for a comparatively short time) may put off students from poorer backgrounds from going into higher education. Are there the same concerns in the USA? Kind regards, Kevin

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    • Thank you for your kind words Kevin. My children (and myself) had to obtain student loans in order to attend higher education. It is burdensome to say the least! The cost of a college degree has risen to ridiculously high costs here in the US, with some states spending more money on prisons than education. I believe many young people bypass a degree because it’s unaffordable. College certainly isn’t for everyone; we need skilled workers in trades and technical fields. However, a lack of money shouldn’t prevent someone from earning a college degree if that’s their dream. Who knows what we lose as a society by putting higher education out of reach for so many people.

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    • Many thanks for your reply. I agree with you, if obtaining a degree is the dream of an individual, then they should be enabled to pursue that dream. When I attended university in the early 1990’s I didn’t have to take out a loan for which I am thankful. I blogged about the importance of higher education recently and the need not to see it in purely utilitarian terms, (https://newauthoronline.com/2016/08/16/education-is-an-end-in-itself-not-a-means-to-an-end/). Kind regards. Kevin

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    • Thank you so much for your very kind endorsement! Unfortunately, I haven’t been posting as much lately. I’m attempting to get a freelance writing business going and am working with one client presently. I appreciate your support and may take advantage of your interview offer at some point in the future. Again, my thanks!

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