Books and Business and Other Things I’ve Been Up To

Why hello there!!

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The big reveal: It’s me and my ruffle scarf creation. đŸ™‚

It has  been six months since I’ve written on the blog. Six months!! I can’t believe it has been that long! I’ve had to take a hiatus from blogging to work on my other projects. I launched my craft business in December and since then I’ve been crocheting like a madwoman. Haha!! I’m just totally obsessed with yarn! Also, I’ve been working on setting up a website for the business along with getting all the legal junk squared away for my life coaching business.

During all this I became part of another book launch back in…oh, gosh! When was it? April or March. Another great experience! I was selected to help Leanna Tankersley with launching her now released book, Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding.

Ladies, if you don’t read anything else this year, read this book!! I will write a review soon so you can get a sneak peek!

The other thing keeping me busy is physical therapy. I think I might’ve mentioned before, but if not, I’ll explain. I get headaches and some awful headaches that stick around for days. Usually, about three days and it goes away, thanks to God’s mercy! I had a vertebrae in my neck, two to be exact, that were crooked. It would cause me severe pain if I moved my head around in any direction too much. All I had to do to keep away the headaches was to keep my head straight. (Right. Like that’s easy to do.) By the mercy and grace of God, the vertebrae straightened out but now my problem is with the muscles that got so used to the vertebrae being crooked so that it conformed to the deformity.  I have been to three different chiropractors over the last decade and they were only able to relieve the pain for a short while. So, I decided to try physical therapy. It has been a tremendous help, but only if I stick with going.  All through February I went for my sessions, sometimes twice a week, and then I ended the sessions because I felt better.

A few months went by and the headaches came back again. Once I had a headache for three days, I decided that was enough; time to schedule another appointment with the physical therapist. Through half of June and most of July, I went every week to therapy. This time around was a bit more of a struggle. The pain seemed to get worse before it got better. But then one night, I slept on my back with my head turned most of the night. I woke up with no pain, whereas, in times past if I did that, I would wake up with a headache. Praise God! So I ended my therapy sessions and I continue doing the exercises the therapists taught me. It’s been over a week now and the headaches have returned already. Ugh. I’ve had three days this week where my neck hurt and caused a headache.

With therapy sessions over, I’ve been trying to focus more on preparing to launch my life coaching business. So much to do  and so much to learn!!! So yeah!! It’s been an incredibly busy year.

I’m seeking the Lord’s guidance with the businesses and all He has for me, and praying for help to keep myself on track so I can continue writing. Did I mention I’m in the process of launching a website for my craft business? Did I mention it’s been a busy year? đŸ™‚

I don’t know what the future holds, but I expect God to do great things. As far as this blog is  concerned, I plan on keeping up with it for the next few months and then just seeing how things go once I get my website up and running.

To my readers, I apologize for the long hiatus and for not giving a heads up to the long hiatus. I really didn’t plan on the hiatus, to be honest. Thanks to all those who have been reading and hopefully, waiting for the next blog post.

Blessings!

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photo credits: Greg Rakozy

I’m Still Here: Confessions of an Extremely Busy and Tired Single Person

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning (Photo credit: jspaw)

What day is this? Monday??

Yes, that’s it. It’s Monday. Wait! What happened to Sunday?

I was going to write a blog on Sunday. I was going to do a great many things online yesterday, but something happened between my good intentions and reality. I just started taking a course on Life Coaching. Literally just started TODAY. Yesterday I planned on going through the orientation for the online course and all of a sudden…the Internet connection was lost. I checked the wireless router and modem and no lights. Grrr…of all the days for the Internet to go down it had to happen yesterday. My anxiety went up. Stressed? As in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, “Oh I’m stressed!” LOL

So I called the Internet service provider and they told me the modem was out and we needed a new one. Great!! My mother, whom I live with, talked to them and got them to send us a free one, otherwise it would cost 75 big ones. Then I had to think of a plan because the new modem wouldn’t get here til Tuesday and I need the Internet to begin my course today. I figured I could go to the library. Not really where I would want to go. I’d be too distracted with all the books, the book lover that I am.

The question that was in the back of my mind was this: What are you doing to me, God? You know I’m already stressed out and nervous about starting a class. But I gave the stress to God and thanked Him for the new modem and the idea to go to the library.

Here’s the irony of the story: I woke up this morning to find that all lights were working on the modem which means the Internet was up and running. Praise the Lord!!

And here I am writing to you out there in world of WordPress, letting you know I’m still here. Extremely busy and at times tired and stressed out, but I’m still here.

I’ve had the honor of teaching two Sunday School classes, the last which was a week ago this past Sunday, and then took over the Wednesday night Bible Study for my pastor for the first time EVER. God has been moving and I give Him all the praise because I am just a vessel, a cracked pot with holes in it.

I’ve been so busy the past few weeks I haven’t found the time to post much. Now with the new class starting my weekly routine is changing, but I promise to still try to post at least one thing a week. And of course, I love reading ya’lls posts. I will definitely be keeping up with your journeys and insights! “Ya’lls” plural for “you all” in the southern dialect. đŸ™‚

Love and prayers to you all!