Happiness is a Good Day

Hello friends!

As you can see (if you've been following ABC for any length of time) I've updated the site so that it's a genuine reflection of who I am and what I love. It took me quite a while to really get the hang of designing and rearranging elements on the blog template, but now that I have I think it looks pretty good, wouldn't you agree?

It's quiet here today, and so any work I should be doing is already done. I had lunch with my big sister, Beth, today, and I gave her the jewelry box I had painted, distressed, and decorated as her birthday gift. Without going into too much personal detail, she has recently made many wonderful changes in her life, and I felt that giving my sister a place to put some of her new jewelry, as well as any other items of intrinsic and sentimental value, was appropriate (I'm not trying to put myself up on a proverbial pedestal, but I was proud of the work I'd done and had high hopes that she would like it, too!). She seemed to really love it, which makes me happy.

Beth's favorite color is blue, so I was uber-excited
to find blue and brown polka-dotted lining paper!

I have a number of things on my heart at the moment, and I do want to share them with you all; however, I need to spend some more time in prayer before I can articulate them here. One fun update I do want to add, though, is that I've started sending out more queries! I'm over the "I've-gotten-nothing-so-far-but-rejections" slump, and it's time to get back to work.

Here's hoping for some good news next time around!

I've also been thinking about writing a YA (Young Adult) novel because I feel it's important to speak to teenagers right where they are. They have so many issues to face each and every day, and I feel encouraged by my time with my little sister, Kati, and other young ladies in my life to write something that will connect with their hearts. I remember all too vividly what being a teenager was like (it has been only 6 years since I was one, after all), and how everything seems to be either the lowest valley or the highest peak! There's so much to learn, to explore, to understand...and I want to be a part of reaching out to help them move in the right direction on this grand adventure we're living.

Back to work! Until next time,


1 comment

Anonymous said...

A perfect gift and I love love and reading the meaning behind why u gave it to me once again melts my heart and soul. I am so blessed to have you in my life my little big sister.