First Blog!

1 February 2019

Happy Friday, y'all! Yes, I said y'all in all my country glory. Now, I know you are thinking, but are you really from the country? Well, most of the nation, probably world thinks that if you are from either Oklahoma or Texas, you are country. Truth is, I was born in Oklahoma City and live in the DFW metroplex. But some say I still have that twang in my voice. Usually when I go out and mingle, I become a chameleon of the accents around me. This is something awful when you think about my friends in New Orleans or even New York. I pick up their tone as if it were mine and run with it. I'm even starting to get a bit of Wisconsin in me thanks to my friend. But anyway, one month down in 2019 and 11 more to go. Did you accomplish anything thus far? Met any of those resolutions? I managed to move into our new home and still not have my office together. I just hung my curtains yesterday. I did release a novella in the Seductive Temptation Box Set titled The Designer and I have some good reviews, which if you know me, I don't do reviews. I can review everyone else, but I don't like to see what others think about my work. I know, I know, Rhino Skin Up, but I am one of those people who just prefer not to know. I'm like the Monica Geller-Bing of the world, I have this innate need to please people. (Yes, that was a FRIENDS reference).

Speaking of pleasing others, what are some of the things you do to make others happy? More importantly, what do you do to make yourself happy? There has been a lot of talk lately about self-care and self-love and those are the things that most people tend to overlook. I know I do. I don't feel bad about it either. When things get too much for me, I shut down and let everyone know not to bother me until I say so. But, yeah, I need to get better at that. I think I know within my spirit that I do love me and that alone allows me to move forward with the mundane day-to-day life operations. It also helps if you can identify the life suckers, also known as negative Nancy's and remove them from your surroundings. It can be family, friends, colleagues, co-works, even your own self-doubt. Just waive your hater-be-gone magic wand and summon your guardian animal. (Expecto Patronum or I expect Patron).

This post is merely a hey, there how are ya, type thing. I will do more, some blogs, some vlogs (ick cameras, that's another story). Maybe some questions with other authors or entertainers or even my kids and why they get on my nerves segments. Who knows. But what I do want you to know is “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” (We all need some Dr. Seuss in our life).

Take care until next time,