Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Operation Beautiful and The Shine Project

Through my blog surfing today I came across a site that I have been following that is doing a Sticky Notes of Kindness challenge. I started to read about this really cleverly cute idea and came across another blog called Operation Beautiful. The creator of that blog had started pretty much the same thing some time ago.

I started to read more into Operation Beautiful and was completely inspired. I know myself, that if I was to find one of these sticky notes in a random place that it would lift my spirits. I absolutely love people who enjoy helping others like this. In a world where you feel like you are alone sometimes, it's a good feeling to know that there are not only others with similar situations that can give advice, but also people who go out of their way to try to make someone smile. I will admit, when I read these two blogs - I smile.

I'm going on vacation in two weeks and me and my daughter Gianna decided that we would like to use this vacation to participate in Operation Beautiful and Sticky Notes of Kindness. Now being they are both basically on the same page it will maybe make it a little easier on us to be apart of both. (I sound so lazy and I completely apologize for that.)

So I will be making a list of the color post-it notes, sharpie's (a MUST), and inspirational words I will be using for this little project. I think this is a good lesson to teach my daughter and a positive out look for myself.

I have been feeling extremely out of place and almost lost since my sons accident. Now, I hate bringing it up just as much as people I'm sure hate hearing about it - but the fact of the matter is, no matter how hard I try to convince myself that I'm ok and that I'm better - I'm not. I worry about everything. I can't stop thinking about the what-if's in life more than normal. I can't look at myself in a mirror without cringing and I can't stop thinking about why I dislike what my life has become. My son's accident put me so far down in a depression that everything else in life - even the most trivial - have become something for me to worry about or hate. Most have to do with what happened to him. But some, like how I look which has nothing to do with him, has become something that affects me on a daily basis.

When I see things like the above challenges, it gives me hope. I swear to you, as the sun shines bright, it gives me hope. I need any inspiration and any hope that I can get my hands on. If writing a few positive words on a post-it can do that then I think I owe myself enough to try it out.

And I think if you have even the slightest drop of negativity towards yourself or your life, I think you owe it to yourself to try it out too. It should be fun!

If you do decide to follow, I would love to see your photos!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Camp NaNoWriMo

I was reminded a week ago about my promise to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. Thank God for that reminder because in all honesty... I forgot. I really wanted to be apart of this not only for the fun of it, but also to push my lazy a** into writing! I haven't been keeping a single promise I made to myself when it comes to writing in 2011. Why? Because I have 3 children that literally demand my attention almost 24/7, a husband who sometimes is like a 4th child and in-laws that I live with and well, I don't think I need to get into that one.

When I get the writing bug my children won't give me a moment to write. When they go to sleep and there isn't a soul to block my concentration; I'm too tired. So it seems that lately I just can't win. But I need to try. NEVER GIVE UP! That has to be my motto! (Along with 'Believe nothing you see and only half of what you hear.' ) So here is me trying very hard to keep up with my writing. Maybe, just maybe this will help.

I was hoping that I would have at least half of my novel done by the time I start work (kids will be in school a full day as of September 8th so back to work I GO!), but at this rate it will not be the case. So if you know how I feel even in your own way; pray for me. Even if you are one of the lucky ones that never experienced what I'm saying; pray for me. I can use anything at this point. Spiritual, good vibes... etc. etc. So, if you are on the Camp grounds and want to check out if I am trying hard enough, click for my profile here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tour of Secrets GIVEAWAY!!!

So I have been following the amazing author Heather McCorkle for awhile now. She is not only an amazing author but a completely awesome person too! So it's no wonder that she would be having such an equally awesome giveaway for the release of her new book The Secret of Spruce Knoll. Rules are simple and the prizes are well, awesome! Click HERE to enter yourself! Good Luck!

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