Time sure does fly! Last week, on the 25th, my baby girl turned 18. Just like that, in the blink of an eye, I was now the mom of two young women. Not babies anymore, 18 and 21. Where did the time go?
On Friday, Sister #3's boyfriend's brother was killed in a single car accident. He fell asleep at the wheel and wasn't wearing a seat belt. This poor family has endured so much in the last year. They have suffered so many losses. First last March the eldest brother died, earlier this year the 11 year nephew of the boyfriend lost his battle with cancer, and now this. 1 year and 20 days between the 2 brothers dying, and 27 days since the young boy was buried. Please keep E and his family (mom, dad, and sister) in your thoughts as they all struggle to deal with so much tragedy.
It seems the Universe thinks and wants me to really focus on my art. I won a spot in this years 21 Secrets Live a few months back. It has been a really fun learning experience which continues through June. Then I won a spot in a 10 month program called Spectrum. Yesterday I found out I won a spot in the Spring installment of 21 Secrets! I am really excited about all of them.
In about 6 hours or so, Camp NaNoWriMo starts. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it. But since I can set my own word count goal, I decided to go ahead and participate. I set my goal at only 10,000 words or 333 words a day for the month of April. It's small and doable. It's something I can work in between other things.
I just need to figure out my time. I am being given these amazing classes by the Universe to participate in. Story ideas still pop into my head. And yet I let myself become so easily distracted by nonsense. In the midst of all this, I've decided to try and shed a few pounds. I'd like to weave a walk into all this to help with my plan. So far, I haven't done it. Maybe I should make April all about me month. Focus on art, writing, eating healthier, and start walking. Easy to say, harder to do. Let's see what happens in the next 30 days.