Writing

Several of my friends and family members have been encouraging me to write a book.I am not one to lie, so I will admit I have thought about it for quite a while. I have even started writing a book, but I am not happy with it.

A high school friend of mine has become a successful writer, she went to college and grew her talent and I must say her work is amazing. She was the one who originally got me thinknig about writing.

Writing presents many challenges. One at this time unfortunately is my time. I devote my time to many things, and writing falls short often. Motivation goes hand in hand with that though. Some days all I want to do is write, I think about dialoge and play out scenes in my mind over and over until I get them how I want them. Other days I sit down and the words seem to just flow.

I am by no means any type of professional, I just enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts with others. But my mind keeps coming back to a book. Today I have no idea what it will even be about or when I may get around to writing it, but I like the idea.

My favorite parts of writing are developing character personalities and quirks. I deal with all kinds of people on a daily basis and it is interesting to watch them react to their enviornment and each other. People are interesting and I enjoy developing situations that try and test them allowing their personalities to show.

I have said all of this, to say whatever you are thinking about, dreaming about, wishing about, do not be afraid to keep reaching. There will be a time for that talent or desire to come to light. Hold on to it so that you are ready when the time is right.

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Taking Time Today

Today I did something I rarely do, took a few minutes for myself. My life is crazy and lke many others in this crazy world, I push myself to the back burner, a lot. But today, I took a few minutes for myself. It may have only been a few minutes, but I am already feeling better and looking forward to this weekend.

My cousin is getting married this Saturday, how exciting! I do not dress up often, and I have been searching for something to wear for a few weeks. Being as practical as I am, I wanted to find something versatile that I would wear again. The first dress I found, I went back to get and it was gone, so I had to come up with a back up plan, which came out ok.

Talking with a friend yesterday, I was convined I should take this opportunity and surprise myself and family with the lady I can be. So I stopped and picked up a pair of new shoes, a new sweater, and even a few new cosmetics, which I rarely wear, in anticipation for this weekend. I was excited to get home and see if the number in my closet would still zip. Unfortunately I was disappointed because it would not. Close but no banana!

Even though the dress in my closet would not fit, I am looking forward to wearing a new outfit that I put together. I think it is going to be really cute. The past couple days have been a great reminder that I am important too. Life is busy, life is crazy, but if you do not take a few minutes and invest in yourself, you forget how to act when you do.

I write often about betterig myself and pushing myself to grow as a person, but every once in a while, even for a few minutes at a time, I need to remember to take time for myself. The wedding this weekend will be a good time visiting and spending with my family as we celebrate with my cousin and I am excited!

Mid September

I was traveling this weekend, and I noticed the leaves here in southern Ohio have begun to change. They are not changing much, but it has started. That means fall is just around the corner and winter will be here before I know it. I am actually thinking and planning ahead in my winter preparations.

I ordered 2 heaters for the chicken waterers. I know, sounds simple, and it was, but the water has not frozen yet. That means I am ahead of my usual game. They should be here tomorrow or Wednesday and I am excited that it is taken care of.

The baby ducks are growing like weeds! They have grown much faster than the chickens do and it has been fun to watch them. We are handling them often, and they have decided they like to go outside during the day. Chomper is offering to bite less and less, which I am very glad about. A biting duck is no fun!

Dad helped me build a turkey pen over the weekend to finish out the four of them. My brother in law was kind enough to set the posts for me the other day and mom helped me get the woven wire up. Dad helped me build an awning to keep the larger birds out of the weather. The animals are really a family deal, and I am beyond blessed to have a family that gets so involved.

Bart is finally totally healed, and I got him out for a ride yesterday. My boy just surprised the socks off me! He was a perfect gentleman! Did everything I asked no complaints, protests etc. He rode likeĀ  a dream! I cannot wait to get back on him. It was like we never took a single day off. He is such a special horse, I cannot wait to be competing with him again.

A lot of positives to reflect on from last week. A lot of things on the horizon in my little world. Most of the time I think o spring as a new chance to begin, but this year it might be fall. Either way, I am excited for what is ahead as I look forward to the next season of the year and of my life.

Whirlwind Weekend

Everyone I am sure had holiday plans, but I got to enjoy yet another full weekend. The weather was nice, and I enjoyed family time and made more memories!

My Toyota truck officially has a name ‘Leroy’ and it fits him like a glove! Dad was kind enough to put my new seats in, there was hardly anything left of the old one. Grandpa out my windshield washer fluid holder in and fixed the gasket. I have not had that work since I bought the truck. Then Dad and Grandpa put in a new radio! The one that came with the truck worked for a few weeks, then died. It has been so nice to have a radio again!

Yesterday I went squaredancing with a good friend, and driving home it was so nice to have the windows down and jam to my favorite stations! The dance was good, even though there was a small crowd, I still had a blast! Many good times to look back on from this weekend.

My sister hosted a birthday party for my parents Saturday night and it was so good to visit with others that i have not seen in a long time. I enjoyed visiting with them. So much can happen in your life in the matter of a short year or two. Thinking back about my life the past 2 years, I have changed and grown a lot. I have learned many new things and met friends. I have gotten closer to some friends and more distance has grown between others.

This weekend was full, yes, but it was amazing to take the time to spend with my family and make memories that I will continue to think about and reflect on. Each and every person that I know, that I talk to, that I meet has helped make me, and I am so thankful to each and everyone of them! Weekends like this help me to remember that time I spend with them is important.

I hope you got to spend time this weekend with your family and friends and that you had the opportunity to make memoires to think about and reflect on for many years to come!