Veronica Fitzhugh

Freelance Writer / Editor / Speaker, Ms. Write
Charlottesville, VA, United States

About Veronica


SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.



Areas of Expertise

Film, Philosophy, English

An idea worth spreading

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

I'm passionate about

social and economic justice, spiritual awareness, love,


University of Virgina

Talk to me about

anything. I am more interested in connection than being amused.

People don't know I'm good at

matchmaking, long distance walking, karaoke, and being silent.

Comments & conversations

Veronica Fitzhugh
Posted over 3 years ago
What are ways that we can improve our own future?
One of the ways, we can connect with our older selves and improve our future is to connect with older people such as adopting a grandparent or volunteering at assisted living homes. We no longer need commitment devices when we streamline our lives to things that have high value in our present and future. We improve our futures when we adopt the sustainability viewpoint of some Native Americans by thinking past our old age into 7 generations ahead. And, the recognition of future goals and dreams through construction of vision boards is also helpful.