To be honest, it isn't so much of a fad versus a jewelry need. Enso rings are my newest love. If you don't know what I am talking about then click above and check them out. No, they are not paying me to write a review...plus they don't even know I exist. haha! The truth … Continue reading The ENSO Fad
It is a new year and a new decade. It is hard to believe. Today, I woke up early as every day. I wish I could say it was because I am too excited to start the day. In truth, I would love to sleep in; however, my hound dog has other ideas. He just … Continue reading The New Year
My summer goals on writing each week have not been successful. My mother's husband had surgery and he is my mother's caretaker. She is in the last and final stage of Alzheimer's. This is perhaps the worst stage yet. It could last months or it could last years. With my stepfather's recovery, my sisters and … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to change your goals.
Summer is my time to destress from a school year. As a special education teacher, my patience is tested throughout the year as I help students deal with their emotions, academic struggles, and just getting through the day. I love my job, but I do need the summer to be myself again. This time of … Continue reading Summer Goals
https://www.monticello.org/ I recently went on a field trip with my son to Monticello as a parent and as a special education teacher. My focus was staying cool in the heat, keeping the kids on my caseload on track, and spending time with my son. However, it didn't take long for that focus to change. Soon, … Continue reading Unexpected Motivation
My inner critic is harsh. Let's just be brutally honest here: my inner critic is a true mean-to-the-bone, socially unacceptable bitch. You know the type: They put you down every chance they get. They blame you for everything wrong that happens. Why did the boyfriend leave? You. Why did you not get that job you … Continue reading Taming the Inner Critic
It is now December 29th and no I didn't finish NaNoWriMo. I also didn't write a novel. I also totally failed on my exercise schedule. Work meetings and holiday activities got in the way. Excuses I know. The good news is that I did come up with a new children's book and have started writing … Continue reading Confessions
In just a few days, November will be here. To be that means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!! It is the one month of the year where I, and many many others, try to write 50,000 words in just one month. Some of us are successful; some of us are not and that is ok. … Continue reading Time to Write a Novel??
In a previous post, I mentioned how I was going to start posting more and writing more and blah blah blah. Well, that was MONTHS ago. Apparently, life got in the way yet AGAIN! School started up and my schedule is insane. My son has been sick more than usual for the first two … Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Last night was DATE NIGHT!! We had an amazing dinner of Thai food, with a mai tai of course. After a delicious plate of Pad Thai, we headed to the movies. We had the choice between Ant-Man and Mission Impossible. Ant-Man it was. What did I think? Well, the problem is that I saw the … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review
The time has come. I have finished my second children's book and I am ready to find an Agent to help me get it traditionally published!! But wait...aren't you an Indie Author? Yes, I know, I know. I am and I should just do it myself, but this book is different. It needs artistic skills … Continue reading Finding Agents and Making Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
Everyone struggles in life. Sometimes it takes us down a dark path, but we must always keep trudging along to find the way out. Lately, I have been feeling down. I lie. It has actually been over a year now. I have kept my distance from friends, my house is becoming a disaster, and I … Continue reading Finding My Way Back