THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


WHAT'S HAPPENING: MAKING MOM FRIENDS



The end of my children's school year is quickly approaching, which means I can no longer ignore my PTA duties as the final activities pop up. I actually don't mind volunteering at their school, thanks to it being a smaller school it feels like one big family there. Also, I'm totally one of those moms who likes to know who my children's friends are to make sure I actually know who they are talking about when they tell these crazy stories. But there are other aspects to volunteering that I actually hate.

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


WRITE THE BOOK



This past November I participated in NaNoWriMo and wrote my very first book! (Side note, if you don't know what NaNoWriMo is then I highly recommend checking their organization out, and even participating yourself later this year.)

BREAKING FREE

"You know, ever since we were little,
I would get this feeling like I'm floating outside of my body, looking down on myself.
And I hate what I see. How I'm acting, the way I sound.
And I don't know how to change it.
And I'm so scared that that feeling is never gonna go away."
- The Edge of Seventeen




I'm embarrassed to admit this, but as the new year came around I was someone who believed that it meant a chance to become a completely new person.

Let's rewind for a second as I share more about the experience I had through each stage of grief. When I lost my father last May there were a lot of factors at play that helped keep his spirit alive. I gained new family members who made me feel as if he wasn't truly gone. I don't remember much from that summer, it truly is a blur when I think back on that time of my life. I just see how happy I was to have another sibling to annoy for the rest of our days. My grief hit me hard once August rolled around, and I like to refer to that time as my dark days. I fell deep into my depression and anxiety.
Every morning I woke up wondering if I'd ever make it out alive.

QUANTA REWIND COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY



I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lola Dodge's next book, Quanta Rewind!
I'm a huge fan of this series. The previous book, Quanta Reset, left readers with a huge cliffhanger and I'm curious to read what will happen next! If you're looking for a new series to dive into then I highly recommend this one, especially for fans of YA fantasy! You can check out my book review for Quanta here.