All The Things & Then Some

I think that most days I waver between, “This is so incredible” and “How the heck am I going to do all of this?”

Yes, this is all very exciting. Yes, it feels a bit surreal to tell people – how do you explain to someone (like my hairstylist today) what really is new?

“Well, so I blog, and I went back to school to be a grief and loss counselor – after going to Zimbabwe with World Vision – and I just signed with a literary agent to write a book.”

The questions that come from this are hard to answer in a short amount of time without any background. Where do I begin? How do I field questions like, “Why did you go to Zimbabwe? How do you get paid to write? What’s the book going to be about?”

Or my favorite, “My cousin LOVES to write and he doesn’t have a job, I’ve been telling him ‘Start a blog!’ so I should give him your email…”

;)

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For I Know the Plans I Have For You…

What a few months it’s been. Truly. Zimbabwe. School. Writing for places I’ve always loved.

Writing a book.

Oh wait. Did I tell you all? :)

I’ve been signed to The Blythe Daniel Agency to write a book.

SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP

I can’t believe it. I really can’t. The day I said I was going back to school, one of their (crazy talented) literary agents, Jessica, reached out to me about writing a book.

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We Have This Hope

Screenshot 2014-10-20 13.19.43 Last week I was hired to write for mom.me.ย I’m really, really excited to be a part of their group; they have some of my very favorite people with them.

I’ll be writing with their Parenting section, similar to what I write with Babble but with more of an edge for snark/humor at times. So while I try to avoid anything super confrontational on here, it may be that you read my writing there and get a bit bristly at times. That’s ok! We can still love each other with prickles. ;) It’s simply a different direction to my writing and voice, and it helps me to branch out.

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Morning Vague-Blogging

It’s 7am. I’m awake because I have a hard time falling back asleep when Sam leaves for work. So I’ve been up since 5am.

I don’t know whether to feel more sorry for myself or for him.

Ok. Him. ;)

Sleeping

Bella came in to snuggle as he left (she sleeps till like 9 lately – it’s insane), and I crept out to clean up the kitchen, make tea, and write. It’s lovely. I don’t know why I don’t do this more OH WAIT SLEEPING.

I’ve been quiet on here lately. There is a lot to say and yet a lot that can’t be said. I know. Vague-blogging. A place where this is supposed to be anything but. Isn’t a blog supposed to be open and uninhibited?

I went to see Mom’s Night Out a week or so ago with Emily, and loved it. Of course it starts with the main characterย convincing herself she is a mommy blogger, and at the end she just lets go and writes.

And I was jealous.

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Work, Travel, Army Life, and Dinosaurs

 

Working From Home

This was my view yesterday morning as I worked from home. Bella and Charlie “getting their wiggles out” as she calls it.

In the middle of emails and writing and phone calls, we booked a trip to northern California in 3 weeks for my grandma’s 90th birthday. I’m so excited to head out there and have her meet Bella. The last time I was there, I was 16 weeks pregnant with her.

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