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Finding the Balance

This week we’re talking about how we keep the balance between writing and life stuff.  Let’s be perfectly honest, I don’t really have a good balance.  LOL. I used to write every single day, and now I write when I have a case notes to write, or when a blog post is due.  😜 Buuuut… since I’ve been trying really hard to get back to a regular writing schedule I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m going to give a try.

First, I have a new Precious…

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I really wanted to buy a Mac but since I don’t have a credit card in order to do so I would’ve had to shell out a whole lotta money in one shot.  Then on Thanksgiving Verizon was having a sale on iPads and I thought, “Ooh!”  I already have an iPad Mini but it’s at the point where it doesn’t get updates anymore and it almost never has space on it.  So if I bought an iPad through Verizon I could get my precious without having to pay full price in one fell swoop as long as I also pay for a two year data plan.  I don’t exactly need the data plan, but whatever… I have a new precious that’s bigger than my old one, has a ton of space, and works with my Bluetooth keyboard.  Whoot Whoot!

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Plus, I don’t have to share it with my mom because she can have the Mini. Wee!  Part of the reason that I’ve slacked off with blogging (aside from work and dealing with health issues etc.) was that our laptop screen broke, and my mom started using my iPad on a daily basis, so if I didn’t bring home my laptop from work it meant I would have to blog from my phone which frankly wasn’t going to happen.

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Also, in my quest to get organized, I spent an unusual amount of time making cute little notes to put into my Happy Planner so that I always know what the blog topics are.  I look at my planner most days and last year’s idea of breaking the blog posts into 3 month groups and printing them to put in my planner didn’t exactly work.  But perhaps if the blog topics are spread out and in my face each week I’ll be less likely to ignore them. 😋

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There’s also the fact that I have a deadline hanging over my head that’s doing a pretty good job at kicking me in the butt.  Like, a real, grown up, writer deadline.  It’s kind of frightening, actually, LOL but exciting too.  I can’t say anything about it just yet, but yay, writing!

And that, my friends, is all I have for ya.  To be honest, I’m currently binge watching season one of the Gilmore Girls and this blog post is distracting me from the teenage version of Jared Packadeli.  Hehe…

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Let’s go see what the other girls say about how they balance writing and life. 🙂

Bronwyn | Jessica


Thankful

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Ahh the yearly thankful post!  I think I’ll do it in bullet points to make things easier. 🙂 This year I am thankful for:

  • The opportunity to vote.  Yes, the outcome of this election sucked ass and frankly scares the crap out of me… but I am still thankful for all of the people who risked their lives for the chance for me to vote as a woman, a biracial person, and a member of the LGBT community.
  • A home that I love.  My mom and I bought a house this summer and I love it!  I love knowing that the place is ours and if my cat is an asshole who wants to piss on the floor I’m not going to lose a deposit.  LOL I reallllly need to finish unpacking, but oh… I love the idea that I may never have to move again. 🙂  (In my 40 years I have moved 17 times).
  • A job that doesn’t suck my soul.  After the Job of Doom that lasted for nearly 8 years, I finally feel like I’m in a place where I fit.  I still get to help children and families but I’m on the proactive prevention side of child abuse instead of the reactive crisis side like I used to be.  My home visits are mostly happy and fun and giggly instead of sad, stressful, and full of danger and screaming. I’m also working on a Infant Mental Health Endorsement, so yay!
  • Amazing friends.  I have a handful of people in my life who frankly are amazing.  Many of them are in this blogging circle. ❤  They love me and support me, and even when we all get stressed and don’t talk as much as we could, they don’t give up on me.  That’s a really great thing to have.  I also have this amazing group of coworkers who I can’t say enough good things about.
  • Doodlebutt.  No thankful list is complete without the Doodles.  I love all of my babies (most of them aren’t babies at all anymore… they’re 10, 13, 16, and 21 now!) but the Doodlebutt still gets excited to hang out with me.  He loves laughing with me and playing stupid games with me, and I just adore every little bit of him.  From singing Jersey Boys and Hamilton songs together, to laughing ourselves to tears playing with Bobo, and being able to just hang out doing nothing together… he is my sunshine!  He still hasn’t reached that, “I’m too cool to hang out with Aunt Kellie,” stage yet, so I’m going to keep on eating it up while I can!  I am still very thankful for my other monsters too!
  • Insurance!  LOL No seriously… last year when I started my new job it didn’t include benefits so I got to experience the Affordable Care Act.  I can’t tell you what a blessing it was to have that option.  Without it I wouldn’t have been medicated for the past year, wouldn’t have been diagnosed (finally!) and wouldn’t have started treatment for my inflammatory arthritis.  I would also most likely have lost my job because without all of that there’s no way I would have been functioning.  It got me through the year and now I have a job with benefits so woo hoo!
  • Peppermint Mocha Creamer. Dude, as soon as they start selling the stuff I’m all over it.  Mine!  LOL It’s my absolute favorite.
  • Kira.  My sweet little old lady kitty turned 15 last week.  She’s a pain in my ass and I still threaten her life regularly because she’s a jerk, but she’s my jerk!
  • Holidays!  In this job I actually get holidays, weekends, nights off… It’s been a year and I’m still super thankful for that!  Oh and snow days too!  Woo!  I’ll be working for part of the day today and then will be off until Monday, yay!
  • You!  Thank you for reading my blog and for tolerating my absence when I don’t post stuff.  I really do appreciate it!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate it!

Gobble, Gobble!

Bronwyn | Paige


Wordless Wednesday : Funny (Bobo Edition)

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The birth of Bobo… 2009.

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https://bronwyngreenblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/wordless-wednesday-funny

https://jessicadelarosa.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/random-wordless-wednesday-funny

http://gwendolyncease.blogspot.com/2016/05/wordless-wednesday-funny.html

http://authorpaigeprince.com


Wordless Wednesday: Sadness

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Bronwyn | Paige | Jessica | Leigh | Gwen


Guest Post: Sly Boy

Hi, my name is Sly-Boy. Actually, my given name is Sly Cooper but no one ever calls me that.

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I am beautiful. The runt in the background is Storm. Shea’s okay and sometimes I let her clean my ears, but she’s a baby and has way too much energy.

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This is my window. I use it to watch the birdies, the Bringer of the Boxes, and all of those low class strays who seem to think they own the big room outside of my window. One day I will figure out how to get into that room.

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That’s the Elder Cat, Kira. She says mean things to me. I get her back by making poo in her favorite litter box.

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See my paws? Beautiful.

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Sometimes I do cute things like this with my beautiful paws. Then when someone pets my belly, Kung Fu Kitty! Rawr!

I suppose I should talk about my human since this is her blog. She gives good head bumps for a human, I don’t like it when she cleans my ears, and I only bite her occasionally.

I’m bored now, send canned food, and those puffy Cheetohs things.

Love,

Sly

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https://bronwyngreenblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/loki-takes-over-the-blog

https://jessicadelarosa.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/random-wednesday-blog-take-over

http://gwendolyncease.blogspot.com/2016/03/blog-takeover.html

http://authorpaigeprince.com/?p=923


Why I Write…

 

 

Considering the fact that I haven’t written regularly in ages, I find it hard to sit down and write about why I write.  LOL  I could tell you all of the reasons I’m not writing, but that wouldn’t be so entertaining, eh? :p

I think that for the most part those of us who write all do it for a lot of the same reasons.  It’s fun (usually).  It’s an escape from reality.  It’s a world that we can control (until our characters go all crazy and change the plot on us).  We get to write things the way we wish they were in our lives.  We get to make the rules.  We can craft characters after real people and make them suffer from karma in our stories.   If I’m writing, I’m in control.  I get to decide who falls in love and whose heart gets broken.  I can write about brothers and sisters who get along instead of those who ignore each other.  If I want to write hot kinky morning sex that doesn’t involve morning breath and other real life problems I totally can and it’s okay.  Or if I want my heroine to talk about the sadness of chub rub in her favorite pair of jeans, I can do that too. Then of course there’s the idea that each of us hopes to write the next great American novel, or at least something that sells like Twilight but has much better writing. :p

I also write because I want to touch people.  No, not in a creepy way… LOL  I love when something I write moves someone and makes an impression in their world.  Some of my good friends are people I met simply because they were fans of my fanfic and took the time to reach out and give me feedback.  Sure, sometimes we have to deal with those somewhat annoying stalker-ish fans who don’t seem to have many boundaries… but thankfully those are far and few between.

I think we write for a lot of the same reasons we read. To lose ourselves in something else for a while.  To fall in love with our characters and give us something fun to think about during our real lives.  It’s escapism at it’s best. I love writing and I love the amazing people and experiences that writing has brought into my life.

So… how many days until our writer’s retreat, Bron? 🙂

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Bronwyn | Kris | Jessica |Paige | Gwen

 


Nostalgic Notes

Yeah, I totally failed and didn’t update this in time for the weekly post.  My bad.  :p

Here, have a listen to one of my favorite songs. 🙂  It was from Elmopalooza. 🙂


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