Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where did that come from?

I always thought I was useless in emergency situations. I've already told my little brother that he is in charge of any medical decisions that might have to be made for our parents (in the very, very far away future) because I was pretty sure I'd be the blithering mess in the corner.

Well I found out (the hard way) that I might not be quite as useless as I thought. Crap. I mean, yay(?)!

Not to get all cryptic or anything I just had to share that when I was on the front line of a pretty intense situation recently, not only did I keep my head but with the help of God ('cause it sure as heck wasn't me) I was able to help and am continuing to help the situation.

Not much more to add, just a little peek into my growth and all that self-actualization kind of thing.

Monday, March 31, 2014

My life in photos - at least the last few days.

I've been introduced to the world of Zentangles. It's the perfect form of fine art for a non-draw-er like me. Just fitting patterns into fun and sometimes intricate designs.

Washi Tape makes everything more fun! And I never said I was actually GOOD at it.

My swimming pool and backyard have become the new (hopefully temporary) home of a couple feathered friends. I call them Mr. & Mrs. Mallard. They might even be the same pair that visited me last year, but since I'm no ornithologist I'll just say they are. They woke me up Sunday with all their splashing around. It was pretty cute.

I went to my first Author Signing Event on Saturday. It was in San Francsico. It was pouring. We rode the Cable Cars anyway. I got soaked but I also go to meet the lovely Kahea of Girl Hearts Books. So you, know I pretty much had a wonderful time! Unfortunately I hadn't read most of the authors at the event but I'm glad I went.
Did I mention it was raining? Lovely.

Lastly, though no photographic evidence, oh wait screen shots will do (I love technology!) I've started getting up in the pre-dawn hours to work out. My workout partner and I had to make the switch as we were blowing off too many evening workouts in favor of Happy Hour... You don't know of any Happy Hours at 5 am do you? Only kidding, kind of. As of this morning I think I may be on the precipice of actually enjoying the exercise. Who am I?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Well Hello, 2014.

You might have wondered what happened to me? Oh you know life. I ended the partnership I bragged about just a couple of posts ago. It's a good thing. I learned a ton and gained a crap-load of confidence thanks to the experience and I regret nothing!

The holidays and their mix of crazy hit and I did more nothing.

The new year came and I awoke to 2014 with the grand desire to finally, finally start caring about myself and after a month-long free pass, joined a local gym. In the process I went to my first water aerobics class (meh, the instructor's pretty boring), first Jazzersise class (holy crap talk about cardio!), and discovered my newest addiction: Racquetball (the hitting part, the running all over the court about killed me).

I participated in Nicole's Obsession Lab, DO IT! Seriously, do it if you need to reawaken that passion project you've been putting off. Not only did I meet some amazing people (see the Writer's Lab button on the right) but the tools and lessons Nicole gave us were just wonderful. It's one of the reasons I'm writing to you right now. Thanks Nicole!!

Let's see anything else? Oh, like my new header? I designed it myself thanks to a couple Skillshare classes. I've got a long way to go, but I love it!

Gotta run, I'm heading to the Bay Area for work, but I promise to be back very soon.

Thanks for sticking around.