End Of the Year Stress 

Why is it that the end of the year always comes  with its own problems?

This is a stressful and drepressing time of the year for many,  and it has sadly personally affected me as well. 

I’ve heard many bad news from loved ones this month: car accidents, hospitalization, sickness, death, incarceration…you name it!

How can you stay happy when everything else around you seems to fall apart? How can you not be angry or frustrated when you feel like you should be?

Let it go.

When you let go, God has a way of stepping in and doing it right and doing it well.The more you try to change the situation,  the harder it gets. Just stand on what you believe in and trust that God has everything under control.

Take care of yourself  and your loved ones during this tough time of the year. 

Try to do something to get your mind off your worries. Take a walk. Exercise.  Read. Laugh. Dance. Pray for someone else. 

Hug those you love and hold them tight just little bit longer. Cherish every moment and forgive easily. 

Most importantly,  pray and stay calm

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Tips On Cleaning a Large House

OK…so if your house  is considered large–by large, I mean 2000 sq ft or more, bless your heart. I’m  with you. I know how difficult it is to clean such a massive house. When we originally decided to move from our 2000 sq ft house ,  I didn’t  necessarily want a huge house, but I wanted something more updated with an open floor plan in my preferred school district. My husband on the other hand,  was like… either we go big or not at all. Lol. Overall, I’d like to think I am a pretty clean and organized person, but […]

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Am I Not Good Enough?

Like almost every writer’s dream, I  was signed by a literary agent two years ago for not only one book, but my writing career overall. Writing is a very competitive field. Finding a literary agent to manage your writing career, and one who actually believes in you is just as difficult as people say. Here is the story of how I Found My Literary Agent here. As some of you may know, I have been working on a particular novel for what seems like a lifetime now. So, at first, I was so thrilled. My dream had come true. My book would […]

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Happiest At Home

Sometimes I overhear conversations of other parents with well planned out trips and activities and busy weekends planned out for the rest of the year filled with fun and I can’t help but feel as if our lives must not be that exciting. I was just telling the hubz that I think we are totally becoming homebodies. But… I was not always one. Before  motherhood, I was always adventurous and spontaneous, so staying home most of the time is not something  I always loved or imagined I’d be doing someday. I always wanted to be on the go and discover […]

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I am Grateful For… 

Today is (was for some) Thanksgiving .  There are many things that I am grateful for today . I really experienced God’s favor in my life this  year. Not so  much of the materialistic things though…although  I am grateful for my dream home, of course.  I am more grateful for good health. Simple. A couple of weeks ago, I received the scariest phone call yet to date from my mother. It was my father. Next  thing I knew I was on a flight to Dallas to go see him at the hospital . I will not write details here, but […]

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You’re So Lucky! You Have It All Figured Out.

 Although I am currently working from home full-time /WAHM, (I’m an online writing instructor for a local university) I don’t exactly love it  and at times, it can feel very frustrating, exhausting, and stressful– and on those days, I’m just about over working from home . So, I even went to great lengths and had job interviews with a possible career change. But then this morning  I had to make an early drive into the city and as I sat there in major traffic near downtown, I thought, “there’s no way I’m getting back out there for any 8-5 type of […]

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When They Go Low, We Go High.

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka One of my articles/blog post went viral  over the weekend. This past weekend, I was so busy with friends and family that came to visit from out of town. I was having so much fun, so the last thing on my mind was checking my blog stats or anything blogging related-until last night. I noticed that in one day, I suddenly had crazy amount of traffic to my blog and […]

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