I don’t know about you, but I’m a very special, unique individual with a complicated life, an unusual story, a background that has things in it I’d rather weren’t, a messy family, a cluttered house, a big heart, good intentions, a well-developed sarcasm muscle, a sometimes dysfunctional body image, chronic dissatisfaction with certain aspects of society, severe introversion with tendencies towards rabid attention-seeking, not enough time, intermittent anxiety about things I can’t control, and above all a desire to leave a positive impact on the world and the people I love.
So my #firstborn is starting #kindergarten next week. I know millions of kids have started kindergarten before but our situation and my child is unique. You see, she is my firstborn and is the cleverest, smartest, most awesome kid in the universe. The struggle is real.
Here are some valuable tips for #working while #traveling with #kids. SPOILER ALERT: It’s #impossible!
Next Tuesday, July 25th we will be having a #release party for #GraceGroup, in my hometown of the heart, #YorbaLinda, #California. As much as it saddens me to be having this momentous event away from Dreamy and the #kids, there is some consolation in enjoying TWO two-and-a-half hour plane rides, a bed, and a night’s sleep all to myself while I’m gone. This #trip is on the heels of an unexpectedly enjoyable #family #getaway to the Inland ‘Empire’ of Southern California just last week. Overall, we had a wonderful time with the #twins and #bigsis, but it was not without its #struggles. Here is how I expect the two journeys to compare.
What the heck, one might ask (or did, if one were a book coach) is the relation between my fiction and my blogs, who am I as an author, and WHAT am I trying to do with my writing anyway?
How should I know? I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in five years!
Women of my generation were taught that we can have it all, but no one told us how hard it would be once we got it!
I don’t compare a lot of things to having #kids anymore, especially after #twins. But a #bookrelease kind of is. Kind of.
I took a road trip to California with my mom and daughter…the good, the bad and the hilarious…