It’s Friday, which means it’s time for a Celebrate the Small Things post. I’ve had my head down at work trying to learn to be a graphic artist in a month. The first two deadlines went by with me in tears (really!) from stress. I’m getting the hang of it now and things are going smoother. So, my first thing to celebrate is…
1. I’m still standing! It’s been a month of ravaging horror but I have survived, and I’m coming out of it with new skills. I’ve also learned to not take things so seriously.
2. I’ve lost almost 15 pounds in a month, simply from giving up sugar. I started by taking Slim and Sassy Essential Oil Blend. Within a day I lost all sugar cravings and no artificial sweeteners either. I’ve lost an average of 5 pounds a week except for the week where I ate a small piece of cake to be polite. Watching the movie Fed Up (on Netflix) is what got me started.
3. The talented Peter Adam Salomon (and a Bram Stoker nominee!!!) generously offered to beta read my latest project. His critiques are helping to shape what I thought was a decent story into something I think will be fantastic. Called The Braid, I don’t know where I’ll release it yet. Salomon’s guidance is amazing—he’s pointing things out that I never noticed in my writing. I’m looking forward to moving up to the next level as a writer.
Today’s post is part of the Celebrate the Small Things Blog Hop hosted by Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner at Writing Off The Edge and Katie at TheCyborgMom. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list and then post every Friday about something you’re grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. (Originated by VikLit)