About Me

Hi there!  Thanks for stoppin’ by.  I hope you can stay a while.  I’ll pour us a couple of glasses o’ wine.  We can sit outside in the porch swing and have a chat while enjoying the cool breeze brush through our hair.

me smilingI’m Carol and a Mississippi girl, with part of my heart up north where there’s zero humidity and lots o’ rocks to climb/scramble and trails to hike; more of a possibility of snow in the winter.  Skiing…  But Home for me is wherever my mom and daughter are.  As long as we’re together, I’m Home.  ;)

I’m a roaming photographer in search of new experiences, new sights, new vision.  Toting around my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 (not a bad quality digital camera for the inexpensive price), and dreaming of one day owning a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Digital Camera.

More so, I’m a writer, and have been since I learned how to write.  Before that, I was a storyteller.  I would set my dolls and stuffed animals in front of me and I would make up stories to tell them as well as sing them songs I made up.

I am currently working on the first book in a series.  I had started books 1 and 2 and then had a dream which led to a new beginning, so a different book 1 but honestly feel it should come later after books 1, 2 and 3, sort of like the movie “The Hobbit” came out years after “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  It’s the back story before the story.

I’m also working on a piece of nonfiction but recently put it on the shelf to focus more fully on my YA series I just mentioned.  I’m a WAHM (work at home mom), plus running after a busy teenager, plus cooking meals, plus walking dogs for what seems like every 30 minutes, and… and… and…

I’m a seeker.  Always looking for my purposes.  Always seeking…

I blog on a variety of topics.  Just a few are:  Creative writing, the Bible/God/Jesus, Spirituality, Nano (Nanowrimo), cooking, baking, photography, road trips/travel, my sweet family, our silly furballs, living in the countryside, and life in general.

I had been obsessed with a new YouTube video project (as I’ve spoken about earlier in my blog) and I will be updating regarding this if I ever get a free moment to actually take part in this new experiment.  I planned to get this started by Nov 1, 2014.  Life happens and currently, I am working more on my novel, so putting this on the shelf, as well.  Family first.  Then work.  Then writing.  Then everything else.

Okay, so regarding the last paragraph above, I’m making some changes.  Still working like crazy, but for now I’m planning on shelving my book project and taking out the YouTube video project.  There have been some signs to come along telling me that I need to do it now, so I have a better quality camera in transit right now.  I plan to update my interview questions, my legal forms and paperwork, my strategy, blah, blah, blah, and hopefully and prayerfully, with God & his angels as my assistant/s, I will have my first video edited and uploaded on the channel I’ve created by Sept 30.  How’s that for crazy?!  I think I’ve gone and lost my mind.  I’ll keep ya posted!  (like, if I find it anywhere)


I post to Pulse on LinkedIn.

My photography has been used by Esper Media.

I answer questions on Yahoo Answers.  Here’s one.

Check out one of my other blogs at BecomeMoreMe.


Thanks for visiting and I hope ya like my blog!  ;)


instagram:  carolblakesessums

twitter:  @CBSessums

this blog facebook page & writer page:  www.facebook.com/adjustingyourfocus


*updated September 14, 2015*

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Claudia says:

    I want to let you know how much I enjoy and am inspired by your blog. I want to give you The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! http://motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Keep up the great work!


  2. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Carol — I found your blog just now, and am enjoying its lovely peaceful feeling — so nice for a quiet Saturday. :) I have added it to a list of positive blogs I keep on my own site.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Meg! Aw shucks, you made me blush. I’m so happy you are liking the vibe my blog brings. Thanks! Hoping you enjoy. So nice to make a new friend. I’ll have to check out your site, as well. Looking forward to getting to know you. :)


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