Take My Breath Away

Over the past few months there have been some amazing new changes in my personal and professional life. So many things have been going on that I haven’t really had a moment to catch my breath.


The little grown people and I moved into a new house. We were fortunate enough to find a place on the same block in which my grandmother lived for umpteen years before she passed 16 years ago. The house isn’t in the ideal section of the city, yet the block had a lot of history and memories from my childhood.

Test PaintingIt took a while to get our home together and, truthfully, there is still work needed to be done. Yet, it is our little place right now and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve got tons of space for all my books – educational reading, business reading, composition, binders and leisure reading, which make me a happy camper. And there is enough space for me to have an office (sorta) which I desperately needed. The kids have their own space so they stay out of mine. It works for all of us.

Ironically, on the same day I signed the lease to my new home I bought my first car. Now, I’ve had my driver’s license for over a decade but I never had my own car before. I named her Emma and she is awesome. She isn’t new, a 2000 Chevy Malibu, but she gets us around and is amazing on gas which in a win/win scenario. Her previous owner didn’t take the greatest care of her, doing no maintenance work AT ALL. So, I got a few internal things done to make sure she ran the way she should – nothing major though. The crazy part is, I got her for really cheap and plan on slowly building her into something pretty cool.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles and FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles and FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In the midst of these two momentous occasions my clientele went through the roof. Some folks I had to put on hold and others I had to unwillingly turn away, which I never enjoy doing. With all the moving and renovating, there was no room for me to work, let alone on other people’s projects. It got downright crazy. It always seemed like I was being pulled into ninety different directions with no time to get my head on straight. However, as things are settling down I have managed to hold on to some writing gems.

The wordsmiths that I have been working for/with blow my mind at times and I know you guys will be presently impressed and in awe with their work. I won’t announce who I’m working with right now, as I haven’t ironed all specifics out. But more details are coming soon.

Due to the heavy volume of things to do, I haven’t had much time to sit and type. Most of my thoughts are jotted into one of my millions of notebooks for later transcription. However, I have managed to tinker around with the format of my other sites in an effort to add more content and gain more readership. It is a very tedious task and takes the small amount of focus I have left after everything else is done in a day. Also, there are two books in the works for release before the end of the year. The cover art will be revealed in the upcoming weeks and I will definitely keep you posted on the specific dates each will drop.

image by Naypong
Image courtesy of Naypong and FreeDigitalPhots.net

During all of this, I have managed to think of all of you. You guys have supported me for a very long time. You root for me when I have stopped cheering for myself out of exhaustion. If it wasn’t for you, the readers, giving me that extra push, I would have given up years ago. You may not feel that you’re doing anything more than reading the posts I write, but that means more to me than you could ever know. It’s not always easy to get a few moments to lay down everything that is going on in a post. But, if you follow me on social media (I’m on all of them), I send out blasts of my activities almost daily to keep everyone in the know.

With all the things going on, it has a tendency to take my breath away. However, I never forget about writing and I never forget about you, the reader. Just because you can’t see the change, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

Stay tuned.

Peace & Blessings