In the June newsletter, I wrote: "As for summer plans, I'll be staying close to home and prepping for this new baby's arrival this fall."
Joke was on me.
There was so little nesting to be had it's not even funny. In some ways it's been one of the busiest (not always in a good way) summers our family has had.
As overwhelmed as I have felt though, there were several bright spots, including three publications (yay!), an online course created, offered, and delivered, and a "selfie" with Elizabeth Warren.
If you're curious, you can link to the publications and read about my summer highlights (and lowlights) below. I've included the good with a sprinkling of the bad & the ugly (because I'm not quite ready to share ALL the details of the heavier parts of this summer).
I share all this to pull back the curtain a bit and as a reminder:
- that #lifehappens and we can't be too hard on ourselves when things don't go as planned;
- that not everything going on in a writer's life makes it onto social media, so don't get too caught up comparing based on that limited information;
- that we have to #CelebrateEveryWin. Big or small, we have to try to take pleasure in any of the good that life throws our way, especially since we never know when the next bump in the road is coming.
Now if you don't have time for all of that text below, you can scroll to the very bottom to see my Summer Photo Album.
Finally, some folks have asked me to share, so here is a link to our Baby Registry. Surprising no one who knows me, it is full of picture books and MexiRican onesies.
Wish me luck on wrapping up some projects, facing upcoming twists and turns, and actually preparing to welcome this baby into the world next month!