MIA

I haven’t been as disciplined at blogging this summer. I’ve been tripping over, uh, spending time with my kids and that sometimes means I’m not writing here.
I’m a little torn because I love this blog world but I know it’s time well spent when I’m memory-making with my munchkins. I’m also spending most of my writing time working on the follow-up to my book, trying my best to make my sophomore effort not suck. 

It’s the last day of June and I feel like it’s all slipping by so fast! I want to just hang on to every sticky, sun-drenched moment and fill it with sno cones, pool time, lightning bugs. I want the sounds of crickets to be my nighttime lullabye beyond this season. If only it could stay summer and my babies could be these perfect ages and we could ruin our dinner with fro-yo forever.

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The boys wrestling, it looks like the baby’s winning!

It’s a struggle. I want my new writing and speaking career to go already. But I don’t want to miss a thing with my kids. I don’t know how to have it all but I do know this: I’m not going to quit trying to have my version of “all.” I’m going to keep pushing and shoving when it comes to my writing and personal career satisfaction. And I’m going to keep cramming as many sweet sunshiny memories down my kids’ throats-they’re only under my roof for a short time. 

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It’s all happening now, and I’m doing my best to just hang on and enjoy the ride. 

Blessings, friends!

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Coffee Quote

Monday’s Coffee Quote is a bit behind lol… 

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National PTSD Awareness Day

 I know there’s lots of stuff going on in the world today, and I’m afraid PTSD Awareness Day will be lost in all the news and noise. PTSD is our world 365 days a year, not just today. That’s the case for so many. Just wanted to share, encourage, and say you’re not alone!

If you need help:  

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What Day Is It?

  

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Thanks!

Gratitude is a game changer. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you may be having, if you can be grateful for something it will make a bad day better and a good day great.

Here are just a few of my favorite things…

My daughter doing push-ups with her Daddy this morning

My 19 month old dancing in the toy box

All of you wonderful bloggers who have become friends and encouragers to me

A husband who powers through a rough day

Two big kids who weren’t born from my belly but from my heart

A family of red birds in my backyard

Charlie, the service dog and peace bringer to our family

Music, sno cones and lightning bugs.

Today is a good day!

  
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Monday Coffee Quote

Not ready for the week yet? Me either! But I’m going to use today–a Monday–as a launching pad for an amazing week!

Who’s with me??? 

Happy Monday y’all!!!

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Dr. Seuss Is Right

  
I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump lately-we’re halfway through the year and I’m not even close to being halfway done with my next book. Which I said I’d have to the publisher by January…

Sometimes I just want to go faster. Hurry up. Get ‘er done. But the seed of a dream that has been placed in your heart can’t be rushed. It must be lovingly cared for and tended to. It can’t be forced before its time.
Remember: whatever the dream is for you, if you nurture it there will soon come the perfect time for it to bear fruit. 

And not one minute sooner.

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Slump

  

I’ve been in a bit of a writing recession lately and need to bust myself out of it.

Anyone else?

No? Just me???

Awesome.

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Thursday Inspiration

  

What are your secret dreams? What do you wish you were doing today? Who do you want to be?

Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from going full-throttle towards your God-given destiny. Don’t stop, don’t quit, don’t hesitate and don’t look back.

You can do this and today is the perfect day to begin!

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PTSD Awareness

  

You never know what battles people are fighting within. 

Be kind. 

Have patience. 

Show love. 

You can make a difference!

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