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Day 5: My Crazy World

So much for a daily journal. I’m lucky if I have time to sit and write in this thing once a week! Oh well. Better late than never. Things have been so crazy in my world…in the whole world in general, really, but I’ve been very busy personally. Here’s a little digest of all that’s been happening this week:

Writing

The one thing I’m sure you all came here to read about. It’s also the one area in my life where not too much is happening. Since publishing Wayfare Angel I haven’t started working on anything new. I had planned to start organizing and plotting my Beauty and the Beast historical retelling, but that hasn’t happened yet. I have had some really awesome readers this week reach out to me, though! Everytime I hear from a reader it makes my heart smile. I love knowing my stories are being enjoyed. One reader shared her to-read list for June. Notice anything familiar?

That last one made me think maybe I should get working on Dead World. It’ll be the last in the trilogy making it the first completed series of mine. Tempting. I’ll have to think on that one.

Family

We have been going through the process of selling our home, meeting with the builders to make choices for our new home, and moving in with my parents during the whole thing. Finally, next week they break ground on our house! Yay! I’m beyond excited. So lately it’s been a lot of saving, finance talk, and scouring Pinterest and home magazines, binge watching HGTV to plan what to do with this new blank space once it’s done in the fall.

Our lot. I love the trees behind it. It will be such a pretty view from the sunroom!

We are going through a vehicle switcheroo, which will be done tomorrow. My husband traded in his toy fun car, I’m supposed to throw my orange car up online to try to sell, and we bought the car I’ve been dreaming about getting for over two years now. It was a great financial move on our end, but we sure will miss fun, fast green car. The process was a bit stressful for both of us, but at least it’s almost over.

Work

I’ve been enjoying 6 hour work days thanks to Covid, but now it’s time to get back to reality and go back to 8 hour days, 40 hour weeks. I’ve been so thankful to work for an essential business during this pandemic, to be given the opportunity to continue to work without being laid off, and to have the extra time each day at home with my wonderful family. I’m so grateful and it was the blessing in the mess for sure.

Also, I have decided to start my own home decorating business called Revivify Home Designs! The last two weeks I’ve obsessed over it and all the details. I’ve built a website, set up social media, got the blog going, and ordered business cards and what not. I won’t officially launch until November of 2020, but I want to make sure I’m putting myself out there as a decorator before then.

I’ve also still been messing around on floorplanner.com to design my new home’s interior. I’m rethinking the agreeable gray walls and think I might embrace the white walls for contrast.

Health

I’ve had back issues since I injured it in 2013 while in the Navy. Every time I throw it out it gets worse and worse and this last one was the straw that broke the camel’s back (I’m the camel). The VA suggested surgery but I wanted to explore other options before then so I’ve been going to our chiropractor friend. He has me on a year long that involves a ton of visits, some X-rays and a special made pillow. I’m pretty excited about this pillow! But my least favorite part of it all is the driving. It takes me 30 minutes to drive there from work and then 37 minutes to drive home, all for him to adjust my back in 5-10 minutes. I believe in him though and I know if I keep it up I’ll see a difference. It has helped my neck a bit already.

So, that’s why I’ve been busy and haven’t written; working full-time, selling cars, planning our home, starting a business, and binge watching HGTV and binge reading Magnolia Journal. What a life I live. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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