Amazon Book Sales Ranking

Wow Wow Wow… I got a call out of the blue yesterday. It was surprising and encouraging! I’ve had a hunch my story could connect with others. I’ve known I wasn’t the only one on the kind of path I’ve walked with ample learning facing things not entirely unlike what I’ve experienced finding ways to overcome and persevere one day at a time. I’m so happy people are finding it, so it can offer some sort of comfort, connection, and reassurance to them. My book is called, 9 Word Rethink To Get On With Life. I hadn’t been updated on how my book was doing and I haven’t been checking. It went out into the book selling marketplace November 8, 2018. I’m new to this and have entered the entire experience with a curiosity about how it all worked, willingness to learn, and enthusiasm to enjoy it. This woman is working with me to determine...

Yay! Upcoming Book Signing!

I’m happy to share that the Normal Public Library is hosting my first book signing May 5th at 2p. Books will be available. I’ll talk about the book, the process, and we’ll read some from it. I want to share this experience with others who have their own stories to tell. Please join me! Thanks to John Fischer at the Normal Public Library in Normal, IL for making this happen. Here is a link to all of the information!

Enjoy The Process While Striving

I’m working on this right now as I make significant shifts for my long term future. I’m a single mom career professional with two children ages 9 and 14. I have adventures ahead, but I want to make sure my kids remain the priority they are. Here’s what I’m doing: 1- Travel every 4–8 weeks to a place that takes me closer to my goal. A place I want to live, an experience I want to make a central part of my future. 2- Conferences and workshops that speak to my future self. This is such a simple way to find out if you’re serious about a dream. Surround yourself with people passionate on a topic you’re interested in and see where you stand when the event is over. You can learn a lot about yourself this way. I went to a writer’s conference and a month later my draft manuscript was ready. All I needed was clarity it offered, a couple questions answered, and then I had...

Clean Slates

Call it what you want – what works for you…  intention, plan, decision, aim, pledge, commitment… New Year’s Resolutions are a funny thing. Some people make them without fail and others cast them aside as childish set ups for failure. Rituals have value for many people and help in creating a mental clean slate is an awesome thing. It’s a way to harness your power to build new trajectory. It’s actually luxurious to have mind space for it. I wouldn’t have said that a few years ago. I haven’t made resolutions the last few years. It was too overwhelming. I was making such significant life shifts, one day at a time was enough. Could I get through each day feeling good about my effort, progress, how the kids were being cared for, and the way I was shifting my life? I actually made what could be considered my resolutions a few months ago in a...

What My Book Is About

I have enjoyed savoring the fact I finished my first book this year. My book  is a 9 Word Rethink To Get On With Life. I invite readers in to take a closer look at some of my own experiences walking through the world. You can find it on Barnes & Noble, as well. It’s available in hard cover, soft cover, and ebook form. I’m sharing the Table of Contents, to offer a sense of the subject matter. I’ve had great feedback already. I’m not sure what I’ll do with this process of having a book out there, but I’m staying present in this experience and appreciating it for what it is now. CONTENTS WORDS ……………………………………………………………………….1 Words...

Dragon Fruit Wilds

It was one of those scurry around Monday mornings. You know the kind… Things were shifted around the house – while making stuff happen over the weekend in a way where you pop up on your Monday morning and have lost your trusty pattern. The keys weren’t where they usually are, couldn’t find one of my phones, my shoes were somewhere other than where they usually are… yep…that kind of morning. We got through it. I’m sitting quietly in my office considering this wild morning as I glance down to see a stain on the front of my brand new heather gray dress. I found the dress on zulily (my first ever zulily purchase, by the way. I work with a woman who loves it. She convinced me it holds the key to shopping bliss this month. I’m not a big shopper – at all. So far, it HAS been fun.) I like my dress. but not this strange discoloring blotchy...