My alarm went off at 515am and after turning it off and turning on my bedside light, I laid there fighting the urge to keep sleeping for several minutes. I didn’t get up for twenty minutes as I weighed the pros and cons of leaving the comfort of my bed, and finally decided I had plenty to get up for. Words don’t write themselves.
After my morning routine, I sat down and finished editing my next submission piece, Beautiful Mess, and sent the pitch to a magazine. I’m crossing my fingers on this one. It’s an excellent piece. I’m not going to tell you all what it’s about, I don’t want to give it away. I will definitely be screaming it from the roof tops if it gets accepted, however.
I skipped writing an article this morning so I could edit this piece and send the submission pitch. Then I sat on pins and needles all day hoping for an acceptance email. I realize that those don’t ever come the same day, but that didn’t stop me from checking my email obsessively all day long.
Instead I got an email from the content writing site – the science related article I wrote the other day got me my first five star rating. So that was pretty fantastic. I didn’t see it coming, honestly. Like I said – I write better about things I’m clueless about until the moment I’m supposed to write about it.
I also noticed an uptick in the amount of follows the website is getting – five total today. (Hi guys!) That’s always exciting to me. I love reaching more people with my words.
It was a gloomy day today, and the lack of sunshine – as always – made me feel very blah. I’m currently very pleasantly tired, and writing this strictly to kill time before I can justify showering and going to bed. I’m averaging like six hours of sleep a night so I can keep up with my every day tasks, and my writing. After a few days of that I start to feel worn out. So I’ll be going to bed early tonight to try and catch up a little.
Tomorrow is my Matthew B.’s birthday, and I’m looking forward to the steak and shrimp dinner he requested I make him. I’m looking forward to him opening his gifts, too. Most of all I’m grateful to have had him in my life these fifteen years, and for all the years to come. There’s no doubt in my mind how far this child is going to go. And I love this quick witted, smart ass child of mine to pieces. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to be his mother.
There’s so much going on in my life right now. I’m grateful for all of it. All of the hecticness and the craziness, all of the surprises and for the new adventures. I’m even grateful for the things going on that are making me look inward. It’s painful stuff, but I think it’s what I needed to drive me out of my comfort zone so I could be more and do more. So I could reach for those stars that I’ve been longing to get to for so long.
Thank you to all of the new people who are giving my words a chance, and thank you to everyone who has been with me through the years, reading my ramblings consistently. Without your support I don’t think I would have had the nerve to put myself out there in the publishing world, and I likely wouldn’t have come as far as I have mentally and emotionally.