The long game isn’t always pretty when achieving your dream.

It’s one of those days when you realize you have to play a long game to reach your goal.

The long game sucks.

I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!

Friends and family are amazing! They will hype you up until you believe that you should run for political office, become a comedian, start a lifestyle brand, or become an influencer… They will tell you to publish that book! Why in the world did I listen? My book is live. You can find it onContinue reading “I am sick to my stomach… who allowed me to publish a book? Your fired!”

So, you want to publish on Amazon? Great! It turns out it is not so easy…

So, you wrote the book, you have a social media following, and someone made sure all the words were spelled correctly…what is next? Figuring out the seven key phrases you will use for marketing purposes.

Social media and the writer- a guide to surviving tweets, memes, and posts.

According to all the websites- you have to be relevant on ALL social media platforms is you want to be successful at anything! Oh, Dear God- this is stressful!

Oh Christmas Tree. Oh Christmas Tree! Please don’t die before Christmas….

The Christmas tree sitting proudly in my living room is dying. Hand cut two days after Thanksgiving; it is already beginning to show its age.

The book has been written. Now I face the real challenge. To be or not to be?

Did you know that there was more to drafting a novel than just writing? Yup- there is also depression, self-questioning, and nervous breakdowns! It’s awesome!

And then there were two more…. life as a snake mom trying to re-potty train two grown dogs. Life is great!

Lesson 1- don’t take family photos with snakes! Lesson 2- Snakes are hunters, and like warm meat- hide your fingers at feeding time!

Two dogs, eight snakes… What can go wrong?

You all have probably wondered what has happened since I was blessed with two meanest and untouchable snakes as pets. I would love to share! First- It wasn’t until I made sure their Amazon-like home had multiple locks and chains, as well as individual heaters and misters, that I realized they were nocturnal. Which meansContinue reading “Two dogs, eight snakes… What can go wrong?”

Snakes! The new family pet?

There are a few things in this world I could do without- 1. People who say they will call and don’t. 2. Children that scream in public. 3. Liver. 4. Spiders or any creepy crawlers with more than four legs. 5. People who are always late. And snakes! I am not an enthusiastic fan ofContinue reading “Snakes! The new family pet?”

The magic of magicians on a Saturday afternoon.

Occasionally, small things in life serve as a reminder of the beauty and simplicity of the world. Like a magic show. Originally, I wasn’t 100% sold on the idea. However, with my youngest son’s birthday coming up, it seemed like a good idea since we now live where we can get out and do things like this. I wasContinue reading “The magic of magicians on a Saturday afternoon.”