- I realized this week that it's imperative to my health that I become a snowbird. I was allergic to the spring and summer when I lived in FL, and now I'm painfully allergic to the fall and winter in PA (aka mold).
- In the past 36 hours, I've been feeling pretty proud. I have spent a lot of years entertaining ideas that I've never ultimately pursued. Something's clicked internally in the past few months, making me less afraid of failure and more afraid of never having tried. So I'm going after a few things right now. Hopefully some of it will come to fruition and I'll be able to share in the near future. But even if it doesn't, I'm proud that I've stopped waiting for things to come to me and have started going for it.
- Speaking of proud, I started transferring my spiral notebook writing to Storyist and am really excited about how much I've written. I may actually have something resembling a novel this time next year (it's [semi-]realistic YA fiction, for those of you who have been curious).
- Of course, if I spent as much time writing as I do playing this Facebook game, I'd have written an entire series by now.
- My scrap studio has seriously been neglected. My crafty friends' blogs are making me want to get back in there. I'm holding out hope for this weekend. It'll be so nice to scrap in front of my new, modern, unobstructed window.
- And finally, I totally dropped the ball on the Great Books Week Blog Tour. In all honesty, I'm not sure that I have great answers for the last three days, so I'll spare you from having to read them. BUT I did want to pass along the following information about a charity that is very near and dear to my heart:
"If You Love Great Books, Why Not Share?
We invite you to make a small donation to the highly-rated charity, First Book in honor of Great Books Week. It takes only $2 to provide a needy child with a book to keep and cherish. Here are some key facts about this charity (from the First Book website):
- First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
- First Book was founded in 1992 and is still led by President and Co-founder, Kyle Zimmer.
- First Book has distributed more than 60 million new books to children from low-income families in thousands of communities across the United States.
- First Book is national in scope, but local in impact, with more than 275 First Book Advisory Boards forming an extensive network of volunteer community leaders serving as ambassadors dedicated to fundraising.
You may read more about First Book at Charity Navigator, which has granted First Book a 4-star rating."