Do you ever feel stuck? Like days are passing but it feels like you're in the same spot day after day? I feel like that sometimes. In those moments I have learned to take a step back and look at the entire world as a whole, it makes everything going on in my life seem so small, fixable, not the end of the world. I think about how anything is possible and that you can do anything you want, you just have to believe it. Once you believe in it, you can achieve it. You just have to think about what you want out of life whether you are questioning your career, your purpose, your future. What do you want your life to look like? What will make you happy? What are you working towards?
Working. Sometimes I struggle with the everyday rat race. I wonder what more I can do, how can I make a difference? How can I have an acceptable work/life balance? I accept and understand we all need to work to pay the bills and provide for our families. I also know that life isn't all about work. It's about making memories with the ones we love. Spending time with friends and family. Traveling and exploring the world and everything it has to offer. Helping others. Finding your "spot" that makes you feel safe, somewhere you can escape the world for a time and find yourself, reflect, pick yourself back up, unwind... I've spent the summer doing just that. I spent my days off like vacation days, I went to the beach at least once a week. I got out of the house, I didn't watch much television. I have so many unwatched episodes that I don't even care if I watch them anymore.
Fall is just around the corner. I love Fall, it's my favorite season. My husband and I got married in the fall. Ever since I was little I have loved the smell of the leaves, bundling up with a cozy blanket. I love the changing of the leaves, I love the scenery... pumpkin flavored everything. Apple picking and making endless batches of apple bread and apple crisp. My Fall themed gnomes! I love Fall so much that our bedroom is Fall themed and we are making the master bathroom Fall themed as well to match. Fall is magical to me, right up until that first snowfall.
Now that summer is just about gone I can still spend time outside, I love sweatshirt and boot weather. I can also focus on my next novel as well. My next novel, "You Can Call Me Mimi" is about my foster mother Judy. Her story is so inspiring and I think you all will love it as much as I do. If you've read my books you already know a little about her. In my Finding Solace Series she is Alice. Alice was her middle name so I thought it fitting. Last year while we were all quarantining I wrote the second book in my Finding Solace Series, Guiding Light. Life got a little hectic after going back to work in May of 2020 and I haven't had much time to focus on my next book, but now I am making it a priority and I hope to be finished soon. I am working on a book cover and I will share it once I have it finalized! Make sure to check back for updates as I'll be sharing my writing journey with you.