Hey all! Happy weekend!!!
A couple of quick things today –
First, I wanted to announce the winner of Carolyn Kaufmans’ book THE WRITER’S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY…
CAROLINA VALDEZ MILLER
Second, I’ve decided to take the rest of the year off. Losing a parent has a way of throwing one’s world into chaos. It has so rocked the foundation of my life and forced me to look at everything – to look at my current path and question if this is the direction I should be going in.
So, while I search for my equilibrium over the next few weeks, not to mention take care of some very difficult RL things, I figure I wouldn’t bore you guys with my drama.
I will be back in the New Year, most likely – though truthfully, my life as a writer is also one of those things out of balance and one of those paths I am looking at.
I thought I’d leave you with one of my favorite passages from a book called Simple Abundance, by Sarah Ban Breathnach:
If, as Herod, we fill our lives with things, and again with things; if we consider ourselves so unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long, slow journey across the desert as did the Magi? Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds? Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary? For each one of us, there is a desert to travel. A star to discover. And a being within ourselves to bring to life.
May your holidays bring you the joy to take you into the New Year.