Monday, September 23, 2013

Life Happens, So Go with the Flow

First, let me apologize for how sporadic my posts have been in the past two months. I realize that good blogging etiquette means preparing posts ahead of time when you know you'll be on the road or absent for a while, but sometimes one becomes so busy they don't have time to set that up. And so, we go with the flow of life.

I'm not trying to make excuses for myself. I want to give you the courage to say, "Hey. Life happened. So I took some time off from one priority to focus on another that needed my attention."

Since I appreciate you, my reader, I would love to share what's been taking up my time these past two months:

The kids and I drove from New Mexico sunrises to...

Stop in Tennessee, where I signed my author/agent contract with 
Jonathan Clements of Wheelhouse Literary.

Then we headed for "home" and Upstate New York sunsets.

And family hikes...
We celebrated Ezra's 14th birthday.

I took the cousins to a Secret Keeper Girl : Crazy Hair Tour event.

And mid-September, we finally moved into our rental home.
I've been unpacking these for the past two weeks.

And these...

And these...

The best thing about our yard so far is the apple tree,
where she likes to come to eat.

The kids have started school at the local Christian academy.

We've celebrated my niece's Sweet 16.

And she and I both reacted this way when we found out she gets to go to Comic Con in October.

And we've celebrated Gooby's 9th birthday.

And finally, this week, the leaves have been turning amazing colors -
something I've been looking forward to seeing since we moved a little over a month ago.

And there you have it! It's been a busy month and a half, to say the least. I am pleased to have my office unpacked and be able to return to work, and my posts should become regular again soon. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. And remember, don't stress if life happens and some things cannot get done for a season. If they're important, they'll still be there when life settles down again. Give yourself and others some grace. It goes a long way...


  1. Exciting news about signing with Jonathan!! Congrats:)

    1. Thanks, Judy! I'm pretty excited about that. :)

  2. Glad to see you're settling in, Alycia. And WOOHOO for Jonathan! What a nice man. I know he'll represent you WELL :) Hugs from VA!


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