Monday, February 24, 2020

Romantic Weekend Getaway

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to take time with your significant other and connect as a couple.

My husband and I weren't able to do this for Valentine's Day weekend as we had other obligations. Lucky for us we found a lovely, quaint little Bed and Breakfast with an amazing Spa Tub. To be completely honest, I searched for a place that had a spa tub because I've missed having one of my own so much and haven't had a relaxing bath in ages. My husband was only too happy to join me. Isn't that what a romantic weekend is all about?

The entire evening was magical, completed with the white wine and Strawberries our host was able to acquire at the last minute. My handsome husband made me feel like the most beautiful woman on the planet and treated me like the queen he thinks I am. Altogether it was a most wonderfully romantic mini-holiday and I can't wait for the next one.

Just as a side note, If you're still single, as I was for many years, it's also important to take time for yourself and treat yourself to some time away from 'real-life'. We all need a way to recharge our batteries.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Destinies Series

Happy Valentine's Day!

A few years back I started a series called 'Destinies'. It is based on the premise that we all have soulmates out there, but we may not have found them yet. For some the reason is tragic. Death separates many. For others they were unfortunate to think they had fallen in love but it was with the wrong person. All can be corrected with a little time and attention and the right person helping. 

To correct the separations of true soulmates let me introduce you to Agatha, a granddaughter of Zeus. While in a jealous rage, Zeus ripped apart the souls of the humans he had created, dooming them to roam the earth forever in search of their other half. His wife, Hera, was determined to help correct this horrible wrong. She convinced Zeus to talk to Hades and he found Agatha. Her status as a demi-goddess has given her the ability to unite soulmates, even through time and space. Cupid isn't exactly a fan of her doing his job, and will try to show her up by matching couples who aren't always the best fit. Isn't it great to think that the heartbreak you've experienced was just because some god was jealous of another and had a fit? At least we have Agatha to correct those mistakes. Now if she could just find her own soulmate, everyone would get what they want.

Using the Destinies Series as the backstory, I have plans for some hot, spicy fun short stories that will get the blood pumping and juices flowing. Some will be about self discovery, some about learning about love for the first time and others will be how to recover after a tragic loss. All will be stories of woman, as real as my mind can create, who experience life to the fullest to become the best or better version of themselves. I believe in happy endings and my own life is proof of that. If I found mine, you can too! 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Self Development - Planners

A couple weeks ago I received my Legend Planner and I love it! It's a journal to plot out your goals for both personal and career. Since taking this leap of faith to become a writer full time, I've realized that I really need to plan things out and set goals to make sure that I can plan for success.

I took about an hour of my morning to go through it and immediately fell in love with its design and helpful prompts for goals and success strategies. The stickers filled with helpful motivational quotes and colorful graphics made me smile. I know I'll be using this daily to keep me on track with my personal and career goals and am excited to share with you.

I bought one of these planners for both myself and my 13 year old daughter. I'm hoping that it is something we can work out together. Mine is pink and hers is Teal, and we both love the stickers and themes. I bought some washi tape and more sticker books on this huge sale at Marshall's.  (I guess they are going out of business, so everything was 70% off!) Stickers are such fun!

Each morning I go through and check off the goals I'm tracking and update where I am. I love how it helps hold me accountable, and I love how I can customize the dates and goals for when I'm ready to set them. That way I don't feel like I've wasted pages if I miss a week or a month. For example, since I didn't get this until the last week of January, I didn't even put that month in the planner, I started with February. 

If this sounds like something you'd like to check out, you can find a planner of your own by clicking the following link. I am not paid to endorse this product. Legend Planner - Deluxe Weekly & Monthly Life Planner to Hit Your Goals