Before I share my 2019 goals, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you all the resolutions I made for 2018 and whether or not I accomplished what I set out.
Christmas is around the corner and I’m sure many of you have purchased your gifts through Amazon during the Thanksgiving weekend. I sure did. There are a few people left on my list and are particularly difficult to shop for because I’m not too familiar with the types of gifts they enjoy receiving.
I have super exciting news! It’s been my DREAM not only to be a published writer, but to host my own podcast and both dreams have come true! 😍 You can listen to my brand new podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Stitcher, and bunch of other places.
Basically, it’s a podcast that hopes to ignite the passion to pursue God, seek His kingdom, and glorify Him in all that we do – guided by scripture and inspired by Matthew 6:33
In my first episode, I share some juicy details about the past two years of struggle and how my faith helped me through it.
I would be so grateful if my friends subscribed, rated it, and left a review.
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I’ve been a busy bee this month, but that doesn’t stop me from picking up a book and taking some time to myself. Here’s some of what I read this month.
We talk a lot about working mothers juggling daily tasks or the difficulty of being a stay-at-home parent…but what about the work-from-home mom? What about the work-from-home mom with children still in diapers?
A book signing is an important part of publishing a book, but most authors don’t realize that they are not only the writers, but the salesmen. Promoting a book is hard work and when I was asked to join the Threshold’s annual author event, I spent weeks preparing. Here’s a little look into the event that happened yesterday.
There have been a lot of people who have told me how strong and brave I am for starting to speak out against the abuse my biological father inflicted on me, but honestly, I have always felt I was hiding behind my blog/book. It’s easier for me to write down my feelings – it comes as a second nature. Speaking, however, is extremely challenging. I didn’t fail my public speaking class in high school, but sharing my feelings verbally is…well, it feels impossible most days.
Last year, I wrote a letter to my dad that I never sent. Now that I finally want to, I know he isn’t going to read it and he isn’t going to care, so I recorded myself to share with you all. When I first wrote the letter, I made the choice to not spend any more time thinking about my dad because he doesn’t deserve my time. So, this video is not for him, despite the title. It’s really for anyone who has gone through the same things that I have – to show that there is hope, to prove that you can find the strength to face your abuser, and this is for my sisters who are still living with my dad.
In 2015, I self-published my first book and since then, I’ve been asked questions about my experience: Am I proud of the book? Did I make any mistakes? Would I self-publish again? Can I get it professionally published?
I’d love to answer all of your questions – so I’m going to start writing articles for you about publishing. It took me years to find myself as a writer and establish writing jobs. I had to spend hours on blogs and Pinterest to learn everything. I hope to share what I’ve learned with you – starting with the top mistakes a self-published author can make.