Everyday Inspiration, Day One: I Write Because…‏

I write because I am a writer and I have a story to tell.  I want to get better and the only way that will happen is if I practice, practice and oh did I mention practice.  I have been reading a lot of great blogs and see all different kind of writing styles.  I want to do that.  I am learning much about writing.  I am also taking a course (outside of blogging, yes I know I do more than blog) called, “The Artist Way.”  Julia Cameron wrote the book and I would totally recommend it for all artist out there i.e. Painters, Writers, Dancers, well you get my meaning.

I’ve heard to be a good/great writer you really need to read.  I get that now.  I am still trying to find my voice.  Writing this blog has been a journey and it has been a really positive experience.  I am looking forward to my future and my first published piece of writing.  That will happen, because I wrote it down and it will happen.  I hope you will follow my blog and help me to stay focused and on task.  Good luck, fellow writers.  Blessing ❤ …

Branding and Growth/Day One:Set 3 Goals

Well I’m starting the blogging u courses again.  It keeps me in touch with my blog and I learn something new along the way.  Hopefully I’ll pick up some new follower’s.  I have been struggling today with getting something down, but again the fog is lifting thankfully to a couple of my blogging buddies.  This is one of the links 

https://therichnessofasimplelife.wordpress.com

And another one of the links of my blogging buddies.  She’s a really, really good writer.  I only hope I can get as pithy her…Here’s her link to her blog

https://ladieswholunchreviews.wordpress.com

So here are my 3 goals, and they might be a bit ambitious but I’m going to just go for it !!

  1. Start an Editorial Calendar
  2. Follow 5 new blogs
  3. Put up a post (at least 1 everyday) and work on my challenges

So there you have it, check back and hold my feet to the fire.  Not really just a gentle reminder will do.  Blessings ❤

Daily Post/Survival

What can I say, it’s my survival song ❤ Build this dream together !! 

A good prompt.  It can mean so much to so many.  I look at it as a positive.  Never, never quit.  Sometimes you just have to put your head down and what I/we refer to as igging it out !!!  Total survival.  If you look at survival in the negative you are referring to it as I’m just surviving, oh woe is me.  However, if you look at it like, ” I survived, yeah me, I’ll live to fight another day then !! ” Good for you.  I choose the later.  Surviving is always a good thing.  As I say it’s better than the alternative, which is giving up and not surviving.  Taking the easy way (which is usually the hard way) and selling out.  Never works out good when you do that.  Strong people are usually the ones who when they have to make the hard choices to survive, they do.  I once set my goal as happiness.  I worked too long, too hard to come this far.  If I was going to give up, I should’ve/could’ve/would’ve a long, long, very long time ago.  I will not give up my place in this line that I have stood in.   I can truly say when I look in the mirror, “Good for you.  Another day, another gift, go get them ❤ ”  Then as I’m dropping off husband at the bus while we are waiting, he takes my hand kisses it and says, “The Love of my Life ❤ ”  No I think I will survive another day…Blessings to all ❤    

AtoZ Challenge Reflection

So I completed the AtoZblogging challenge and I really loved it.  I created a habit of blogging everyday, which was good.  I met some new friends that helped me along.  I would definitely do this again next year.  Happy Blogging ❤  Onto the next Challenge ❤  

Share Your World/Week 19

You win a pet monkey but this isn’t just any old monkey. It can do one trick for you whenever you want from getting a pop out of the fridge to washing your hair. What would be the trick?  I would love, love, love if it could make me my first cup of coffee and bring it too me in bed…Now that would be a good way to wake up 🙂
What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today?  I’m don’t really think about what to do for me today…I need to start thinking in those sort of lines.  I think I am going to get into bed and read and work with my Artist Way book, Read ❤
What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?  Black is always good along with an accent of white somewhere…
Complete this sentence: When I travel I love to….go and check out the grocery stores that are in the area.  When I was in Maine, I went in and they had Wild Maine Blueberries and I bought a lot so I could bake with them when I got home !!!
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  It was Mother’s Day on Sunday and I got the most beautiful flowers from my son’s and the husband took me out for a hotdog ❤  Yes I’m a cheap date, but the hotdog was so delicious and I felt so loved !!!  Oh and he bought me some Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks.  He’s just the best, sometime it’s not about the expense, it’s more about the love that goes into the act ❤  I love you husband !!!!  Thank you for a terrific Mother’s day !!!  I am looking forward to getting my new traveler’s notebook set up and working in my planners ❤ …  IMG_4215                                                                                    

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Happy Mother’s Day

This is for all of the women out in the world who make this a better place to be.  The husband said to me today (he woke me up at 7am grrrr), ” It’s always brighter after you get up. ”  I thought that was such a lovely thing to say to me, especially on Mother’s Day.  

Last night I was thinking I was going to put up a post on being a mom.  Then I thought how utterly un-original, a post about being a mom on Mother’s Day !!!  I think that there is just a few things that I would like to say about being a mom.  I absolutely love, love, loved being a mother.  I always knew that I wanted to have kids from the time I knew that we are the ones who have babies !!!  

Everyone of my children have taught me something valuable about life and motherhood and I can honestly say that I love each of my children.   I would not have given changed anything when it came to being a mom.  There have been days, and if you are a mom you know what days I am talking about.   Those just come with the territory.  It never gets any easier but it does change over time.

You worry and pray a lot, at least I know I did.  From the moment when they were a baby and the nurse brings him/her to you for that very first time and you get to hold them.  They grab ahold of your finger, they look into your eyes and then you are immediately hooked, 100 percent in love ❤    You wonder how will I ever get this wonderful person through life…It is truly a humbling experience.  Turn around, turn around and they are all grown up and yes you did it, with a little help along the way.  Breathe in, breathe out.  One day at a time, one step after another.  

The day comes when they are gone, leaving their handprint forever on my heart ❤  I am very proud to say that I have added beauty to this world.  I am forever blessed for being a mother ❤ …  

 

Sacrifice, Give Your Mom a Hug/Sacrifice

Must have a song for Mother’s Day…This is a good one !!!  Enjoy ❤ …

Hello blogosphere…Appropriate Daily Post for tomorrow ❤ … Sacrifice  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s out there.  Yes I am a mom.  I had 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl.  Everyone always asks me, “Is the girl the last one ?”  I say no.  She was in the middle, 2 boys 1 girl and 2 more boys.  I was trying to give her a sister but God had other plans.  I had 3 sisters and I wanted to have 2 boys and 2 girls.  I ended up with 3 boys and 1 girl.  Sean Patrick, our 2nd son is watching over his family from above, so I am really blessed with an angel on my shoulder.

There is a lot of sacrifice in Motherhood, but that’s what you sign up for.  I really do feel blessed and privileged in being a mom.  I have great kids and some of it’s been challenging.  You learn much about true love.  It is not for the faint of heart and it takes total commitment.  But in the end I’m pretty sure it’s all worth it.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there.  I’m making my overnight sticky buns with sausage & gravy w/biscuits and scrambled eggs for brunch.  Don’t want to go out to eat, to busy of a day to eat out.  I’m just going to chill with the hubby all day.  Life is good 😉 … 

Oh yeah, back to, “Sacrifice”  Being a mom, totally worth it ❤ !!!!  

Hands of Time…4 generations of women ❤

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