Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome (me) Back! ...please?

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon

It's been a long time since I've published a new post. I've written many with great intentions to finish at a later date, but they all seem to be jumping in too deep and too fast to just complete one and publish it after being gone for so long. I don't have a justified reason for my absence. Life was busy happening and I simply didn't take the time for myself to do this that I love.

Since my last post in July of 2011, I've gotten married, pregnant, and delivered a baby. I've left my job, started working with my husband, and stayed home with my daughter - selfishly getting all of those wonderful baby "firsts" I would have otherwise possibly missed out on. I've grabbed amazing opportunities by the horns, continued to feed my passion of writing, and reintroduced myself to the love of painting I once had as a teenager (and, surprisingly, discovered it's something I still love to do). And in the next couple of months I'll be finishing a fundraiser book sale, starting a new part-time job as a grant writer, and celebrating my son's 13th birthday.

How this has all happened in 3 short years will never cease to amaze me. I feel like I've lived a lifetime since my last post - certainly a better life than I could have planned for - and yet it still feels like yesterday. I guess that's the funny thing about growing older. I always tell my son life just keeps getting better. He looks at me like I may be crazy, but someday, he will understand.

In the mean time, we're going to get through these teenage years - and middle school and high school - with a lot of courage, optimism, faith, and prayer. He's a great kid, and I'm excited to see the young man he's becoming. We're also going to get through the toddler years - and temper tantrums and limit pushing - with all of the same. She's so strong already, and I love seeing her personality and individuality shine. And with teenage and toddler happening at the same time, life is sure to be interesting!  

For more information on my fundraiser book sale, please visit:

My goal is to sell 500 books by December 21! The cause is worthy - please consider helping!

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