Christmas will soon be here. I recall a time when I used to get so excited. That’s when I was a kid. I couldn’t wait until vacation began and we’d have off from school. I’d walk behind our house and dig up a little pine tree. I’d decorate it with lights and garland and put it in my room.
Ah, well, those days are long past. Now, I can’t wait until the holiday is over. I tend to feel sad at this time of the year when I really should be happy. Hubs is doing okay since his stroke. I’m in fairly good health except for this depression that seems to kick my butt this time of the year. I think it’s because I’m stuck inside the house. Not that I don’t have anything to do inside, I just don’t want to do it, if that makes any sense.
For those who suffer from depression and anxiety, believe me, I know exactly what you’re going through. Now, when I feel myself dwelling on sad thoughts, I do my best to shake it off and think about the good things I have in my life. There really is more good than bad, but with depression it’s always easier to see the glass half empty instead of half full. I’m the type that has to change the channel when a commercial comes on about abused animals, then give my pets an extra hug and a treat. Slow Christmas songs like, ‘Silent Night’, make me tear up. Geez, I’m such a sap.
Anyway, I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those who find it extra difficult during this time of the year , please know that I care. ❤
Thanks to all who have purchased my books. I hope my stories were able to take your mind off your troubles, at least for a little while. Those who have reviewed my stories and rated them one star or five stars, positive or negative, I appreciate you taking the time to post an honest review.
A huge shout out to my two publishers, Bethany Burke (Blushing Books) and Pamela Tyner (Beachwalk Press). You ladies are awesome! There’s one other person who is dear to my heart and always will be, no matter what. YOU know who you are.
This past winter felt as if it would go on forever! Spring is finally here and although it’s been a bit more cooler than usual, I’ll take this weather over snow any day. What I love most about this time of the year is the baby animals. The Robins are back and busy building their nests. The Catbirds are here along with the most cutest little house wren who takes residence in the birdhouse I have hanging on my flowering plum tree. My Hummingbird feeders are up and running too. Love Hummingbirds ❤
Baby Chipmunks are climbing in my Azalea bushes and the squirrels follow me around the yard looking for handouts. Oh, and we can’t forget about the deer. Last year there were three sets of twins. I enjoyed sitting outside while the mother deer brought them along for a visit. I hope I get to see some babies this year.
Yes, this is my favorite time of the year. I like the Fall too. Here in Pennsylvania the leaves turn such gorgeous colors, the air is so crisp, but after the Fall comes Winter. I can do without the cold and snow. How about you?
I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship when it nears the end of August. The weather may still be nice, but the fact that winter is on its way kinda makes me feel blah. By the time 4:00 rolls around it’ll be dark.
I do enjoy Autumn and all the fall colors here in Northeastern Pa, but it’s the wildlife that I’ll miss the most. The chipmunks will be hibernating and this little guy in the photo will be migrating soon.
On the flip side I’ll be able to catch up on my reading and maybe tackle the closets which I had let go to pot because I preferred to be outside.
I suppose this is Mother Nature’s way of telling me to get off my butt and get some housecleaning done:)
Well here we are nearing the end of August. I went for my daily walk and stopped in this little garden and bakery shop to grab a bottle of water. I spotted a basket of candy on the counter filled with Halloween candy. My first thought was, ‘Already?’
Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again. Where did the summer go? This summer was way different for me than pasts ones. This summer I got to meet some really amazing people! I’m actually chatting with authors whose books I have in my ‘Romance Library.’ Seriously, what other kind of stories would I have? And my kindle has so many stories on it not to mention my PC.
Why was this summer so different? I had a goal. Something I had wanted for a long long time. I wrote a romance novel and it was contracted. “A Heart’s Endeavor” isn’t my first. My first novel was rejected by two publishers. I kind of expected that. I knew I was making mistakes. The problem was I didn’t know what those mistakes were. I didn’t expect busy publishers to point those mistakes out, but that’s exactly what happened. So many times I wanted to give up, but I kept on plugging along and Beachwalkpress was right there with me. I was cautioned that it would involve a lot of hard work and it did, but look at what came out of it?
I don’t know what’s going to happen down the road. I do know that what I was taught by my editor will be used to it’s fullest potential in my second story. I know that I’ll still make mistakes. So instead of asking myself, “How did I get here?” I’m going to concentrate on shouting, “I have arrived.”
So, do you have a goal? If so, stick with it. You’ll get there!