I am feeling really very grateful for a lot of things happening in my life at this point. I have a lot to look forward to and a lot of things on my mind. But I want to enter each and every change, obstacle or opportunity with a clear head and optimistic out look.
I am still having lap top problems and I know eventually I will need to get a new one. It is frustrating but I have been so busy with a lot of other things going on in my life right now, I haven’t really had time to think of it.
And I have a lot of good news to share with you.
One: In the Absence of the Sun is now available to order through Amazon! The trim size I picked was just what I had in mind for the book. It went through a lot of revisions, and edits but I am happy with the end result.
I am going to be creating a new blog only dedicated to that book, it’s excerpts, book covers and gif images so it would make it easier for me and for my followers / readers to find those posts and an easy way to click on the book to order.
The second thing is that Matty and I are fixing up a new apt to live in, it should be ready in the summer so I’ve been busy trying to pack and get organized for that.
The third is that we are getting engaged!!! I didn’t want to share the news on FB as of yet because the ring is being sized and changed from gold to white gold, but I already seen it. The diamond is amazing. It is a two set, so it comes with the engagement ring and the wedding band. It is a family heirloom and so beautiful! I am truly excited!!
It is going to be ready in 2 weeks and I have to wait for Matty to give it to me and he said it is going to be a surprise. But I know the waiting is going to kill me. Lmao. I just can’t wait to take pictures of it! The only people that know so far is my mom, my brother and his mom and father, but we are all really excited!
I think this is a necessary step to take in our life to move forward to greener pastures. It is great to have these things to look forward to and sharing it with you here makes me feel so happy and relieved.
We plan to marry next summer so I can save up and have family and friends that are out of state to be apart of it. It won’t be a big ceremony but it would be what we want and that is all that is important. I already have the dress. I’ve been in the process of making it and it looks gorgeous so far. I found an amazing veil and shoes to die for!
So that’s basically all of the news I had to share with you. :) I hope you are all doing great!
I wrote a post the other day about my term respectful confidence due to a comment received that sort of threw me under the bus. The person obviously had no real understanding on what true respect is.
I always look at respectful confidence as a way of helping me remain positive with myself and with other people. A quote I made years ago had received a lot of notes and feedback in the past but a person yesterday made a comment that they didn’t know what respectful confidence was and that the post of mine was like a 20 years attempt of creating a motivational poster. In fact after going to her page I had to think that she looked like a 60 year old attempting to be a 15 year old. Although I am probably stooping as low as her for that observation. But no one is perfect. And some people who made a life style revolving around being toxic, it becomes almost impossible for them to change. I say almost because I know that anyone can have a turn around, but only if they realize it and truly want to change for the better.
“Respectful confidence,” is a term that I made for myself, and a way of life I vowed to lead and demonstrate. I didn’t think it was that transparent. There could be a lot of ideas and posts made from that phrase alone.
If confidence is respectful it has the chance of making positive changes in other people’s lives. It is no longer one sided or damaging.
In the end there is an illegible language in all of us that we need to work on keeping positive, full of love, and respect. We can all learn from each other if we put in the ability to understand and not tear each other down.
They also threw in that “hard work and perseverance doesn’t always lead to success,” and that gave me a good laugh. Talk about a realist that has to poke holes and drain the dreams of anyone that tries to attempt something they couldn’t attempt or didn’t even want to try to.
We have the ability to make a difference in each other’s lives as well as our own. Don’t let anyone bully you into silence. In the end maybe hard work and perseverance doesnt always lead to success but neither does sitting back and not taking a chance. At least your options are open if you put in an effort to try.
And I know that with my constant strive to try, to improve, to give my words a chance and speak up about what I believe in makes it much easier for me to reach my goals. I may not be there completely but I know I am much closer than where I was yesterday.
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great day today!! I’m so happy to share all of my good news with all of you!
I’m truly happy that I have this place to come to when I need to vent, share my writing and any good news. I feel at home here and I am grateful for all of the feedback, encouragement and interest you have taken in with my writing, my books and my life. It really truly means a lot to me.