What's New with You?

I've felt like I've drifted with life stuff over the past couple of months.  Has that ever happened to you?   I miss all of you.  I miss making art regularly.  I miss writing and connecting and sharing with you.

Sometimes it takes some conscious busting out of the day-to-day grind to feel alive, doesn't it?

Here are a few updates on what's been happening in my life lately:

1st, I work at a 9-5 management job, so there's that.  I'd don't like to talk much about it because it's, well.... work.  But I've been out of state, away on training.  I've dealt with good days and stressful days.  I've dealt with pleasant people and grumpy people.  I am thankful for the challenges and the pay; I'm also trying to figure out a good rhythm so that i don't take those stressors home with me.  I'll keep you posted. :)

Secondly, (and totally more fun) the children's book Maggie Likes Monster Trucks is almost published!  I can't wait to share it with you once she is released into the wild.  The author, Natalie Shafer, is working hard to put together the last publishing edits.  Here's a sneak peek:

I'll keep you posted on Maggie's progress as well.

3rd, you all have been amazing me with your Gratitude 52 Journal entries.  I'm a few weeks behind myself, but I think I'll take some much-needed "me" time to catch up this weekend.  I love seeing what you are all thankful for.  I love seeing how each of you record your gratitude differently.  

4th, my daughter started high school today.  high school.  Isn't that nuts?   I'm going to be an aunt this fall too.  I cannot wait.  I'm excited to see what this year holds for my family.

So, I guess the moral of all this is that life happens, the good and bad and the busy.  But art and blogging makes me feel alive.  So I am going to do more of that.  I hope you are doing more of what makes you feel alive too. 

What's new with you?