Ongoing memoir, occasional poetry, short stories, travel essays, and articles to document the writer's journey traveled
by Zinta Aistars, founder and editor-in-chief of THE SMOKING POET literary magazine (www.thesmokingpoet.com); published author
of three books.
Excerpt from blog, "Can I do it? I can."
"I think I can ... I think I can ... I think I can ....
The little engine that could, that was
the little engine's mantra, and now, mine. This has been the year of leaps for me. Leaps of faith. And so far, every time
I have made such a leap, I have been rewarded. Why not this time?
2012 has been my year, and I have one more big dream
to realize. It's also been a year of facing down fears, doing battle with a few demons, and, happily, conquering them. What's
If there is one thing I know, and have tested over a lifetime, it is that achieving dreams goes hand in
hand with risk. Over a lifetime of observation, I've noticed that we all dream ... yet few are willing to reach for those
dreams at the cost of giving up security and routine.
Hey, I get it. Risk is scary. That's why so many dreams stay
on the shelf. The very moment I had moved over the halfway line into the area of pursuing this last big dream, I felt the
terror. Everything in my life, all the recent ups and downs, all the recent steps taken, all were moving me toward this ..."
Book (literary, nonfiction, poetry), movie, music reviews by Zinta Aistars - founder and editor-in-chief of the online
literary magazine, THE SMOKING POET (www.thesmokingpoet.com), and published author of three books..
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
~ Benjamin Franklin