Blissful journey πŸ’œ an update on BellaΒ 

Baby girl  and I had a lovely run this morning πŸ’œ I couldn’t help but to snap some selfies of her in the sunrise ✌🏼

She seems very interested in my new found love for yoga and early morning runs 😊 glad she’s not making go solo lol

Yesterday we had another “Take the kid to work day”! 

She was due for a recheck and heart worm testing, which both came back with very good results   We also did some other bloodwork on her to test for any other harmone inbalances that could be contributing to her  vaginitis and new found hair loss 😣… ugh. 

Tomorrow  I’ll find out what the results where and hopefully it’s good news. 

As for now, her puppy vaginitis is doing better ( πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š ) and she’s only on whole food supplements vs hardcore medications. It may take longer for things to get 100% but I feel better knowing I’m feeding her body properly so it can heal itself vs just attending to the issues at hand. 

I’m just going to consider her my little partner in crime on the diet and healthy living front πŸ’œ lol 

Jen

Work flow rant… Are you an early bird?

So not all of us are morning people, I get that.

Some of us can wake up at the crack of dawn and jump right into a brain teasing project, while others need that grande cup of coffee before they can even put they’re clothes on!

Some of us can stay up at all hours of the night, getting 3hrs sleep and still work a full day without much complaint.   

While I on the other hand would be dragging myself like a zombie, straight from my bed and over to a gallon of 5hour energy 😜

We’re all different and that’s ok.  

There’s no need to try to be like anyone else or feel threatened by someone else’s abilities.

I consider myself a workaholic and an early bird, simply because I’m always working on one project or another and I never sleep past 5:30am. 🀷 (and some days its earlier)

I am the 20-25 minutes early, everyday type when it comes to my jobs. (Yup, every job I’ve had) And yes, I’ve received backlash about it from coworkers who think I’m sucking up to the boss and making them look bad.

I even had a coworker tell me once, that I was making them look bad for working so much and getting things completed early and asked if I would slow down some and take a little more time doing things.

And yes,  at the time I tried to be nice and I did what they asked, only to then have them turn around and complain about how slow I was and that I wasn’t completing things fast enough 😳 ( naΓ―ve little me) 

For me, my pace and early arrival to work is a sign of my work ethic.  Not anyone else’s , just mine and mine alone. 

I require a lot of myself. And being, not only on time but early is one of my top priorities.  

Within 30 minutes to and hour of me waking up, I’m ready to smash out the day. I have a list of tasks I need to get done and even a list of things I’d like to do if I finish latter early enough.  

And I like my early mornings, I accomplish so much more in a day by just getting started at a decent time. (Well decent for me and crazy for others lol) 

With my current job, there has been many mornings that all hell has broken loose within 3-5 minutes of our doors opening 😳

So if I were to walk in the building right at opening time and try to complete the list of morning chores I have there Plus try to handle the bussyness, I would be running around my morning feeling rushed and flustered with the amount of work ahead of me.  

And that’s just how I am. 


If it makes you feel accomplished, satisfied, and happy then do it. But don’t belittle or cause rifts with other people who don’t do it your way.  

For some people, they thrive on being extremely busy the moment they arrive to work. And more power to you if you can keep your cool in hectic situations! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ But for me, I need those few minutes of peace and quiet to acclamate myself to the tasks at hand. 
So, are you an early bird or no?

Can you handle immediant bussyness or do you need a few minutes to warm up and get ready for the run?

I’d love to hear your thoughts 😊

Jen

Expecting perfection in the beginning…how niave we are

What type of person are you?

Do you expect perfection from day one or do you allow yourself the chance to fail and become better?

For me, I tend to bounce back and fourth. One day I can be very optimistic that I am growing and becoming a little better and then the next day I can feel completely miserable with my progress or lack there of. 


I’ve read this quote a lot lately ( and a few others

What is this feeling and what do I do about it??

Hard at work πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ˜Έ

Eating what consists of my breakfast and downing my morning green tea (in a coffee cup) πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ 

So far this, lovely Friday morning (πŸ˜’) I’ve already put in 3hrs of writing work, 30 minute yoga routine, 5minutes of meditation and 45mins at the day job … productive right?

Half of me thinks so and the other half thinks I could and should have spent more time focusing on my current work in progress.  Lately I’ve been feeling like I have a huge gap in my writing habits, like it doesn’t matter how long I sit down to write, it’s never long enough or the most productive.            I feel like my writing could take off and seriously go places if I could just figure out the right game plan for me follow! 

Am I alone in this feeling?

Most writers have a “day job”, it’s what sustains you while you work on your project and grow as a writer. So many famous authors have done this before me and are still doing it, so why am I finding it so hard??

I’ve always considered myself a work alcoholic  due to the fact that I have no issue pulling 12hr or longer days-As long as I’m busy- if the day is going at a slow pace or I’m consitantly having to wait to get a project done, then I don’t want to be there and do it. I’d rather be elsewhere actually accomplishing something. 

I like to wake up and feel like I have a purpose, like what I do that day will make a beneficial difference. So maybe that’s my problem? 

Maybe I’m not accomplishing enough at my day job anymore. Maybe my soul needs more to feel of use… but what does that entail? Is it time to move on and find a new challenge? Do I need to soul search and figure out what it was that brought me here in the first place Or am I just feeling the cabin fever of this winter season and all will pass in time?

Ugh! So many questions and very few answers! πŸ˜‘πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

~Jen

What if I’m really lost?…

What if?

What if sleeping beauty never woke up?…What if Aladdin never found the lamp?… What if Belle’s mother enchanted the beast?? 😳

My life if full of “What if’s” lately. Between the lovely ya books my mother purchased for me and the business end of my life, I haven’t had a single day this year that I haven’t said “what if” a dozen times before falling asleep… and to me, that says I’m not living the life I want. 

I’m not doing what makes me happy and I’m not using the time given to me wisely.  But how I’m the heck to I brake this rut?? 😞 I really should change my usernames to “forever stuck” lol 

But seriously though, it’s time to climb out of this ditch and find my motivation again. πŸ“– 

I had promised a post a week (which fell on Wednesdays) and that is what I plan to do. My goal was/ is to compile interesting yet entertaining posts, even if they’re just a short rambling about my week 😊 

So be prepared for a random, uneducated blog posts people! I’m coming for your screen! Lol πŸ˜‚

We all start somewhere right? 

Jen

Truth moment (Writer scares)

So, browsing instagram this morning (per usual) I came across this picture posted by a really awesome lady I follow πŸ‘‰πŸΌJennifer , who is one of my many online fitness motivators 😊


I feel like I could read and re-read this all day. 

This is right where I am in life. Sitting here wondering how the heck to seem like more of a professional and less like an uneducated mess.

I want to be out there in the world but heaven help me when the trolls start pouncing πŸ™ˆ  I’ve never been one to stand up (or out) in a crowd, I prefer to keep to the sidelines, even if I know what I want to say or know it could be helpful (bad Jennifer, bad 😞)

Just the thought of someone picking apart the things I put my heart into and then out into the public eye, makes me nauseous…

I know I’m not perfect.

I know practice can make one better at something. 

And, I know that I’m nowhere near where I want to be and that one day (hopefully) I will be able to stand in my own shoes without caring if someone tries to knock me down. 

But for now, I hate putting myself into something and then sitting on edge, just waiting for someone to tear me down. 

So is it true that haters only rip apart people they envy? 

And, do you ever get to a point where you stop worrying about what people will say about your work?

Jen

When the mood strikesΒ 

Or the lack of the mood is more like it πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Today would make the best writing day I’ve had in a while and do I feel like writing? Nope. Not even a little bit. I really don’t feel up to blogging either 😞

When I made this blog site, I promised myself I’d try to post at least once a week. And that something short and sweet would be acceptable in my eyes, if I couldn’t manage a longer, inspirational post (like all the blogs I follow).

But lately, I feel like even something short and sweet would be pointless and boring. 

So what does a writer do when inspiration doesn’t seem to find them and the task of reading a book just makes one eyes heavier than the bookshelf it came off of? 

(Besides blog about it of courseπŸ€“)

Jen

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Life as we know it

So Bella up there is enjoying the start of the winter season. 

I must have picked up the wrong dog because we have two totally different opinions about the snow πŸ™ˆ

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And It’s been falling down all morning and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Oh boy, I’m not ready for this stuff yet. 

For me, snow means the heat is turned up, the fuzzy socks are out and the nerves are kicking in about driving to and from work everyday πŸ˜‘

Ugh! I hate driving in the snow. I hate it with a burning passion… I just wish the passion would melt the snow a little , ya know? Lol at least on the roads. 

That’s all I ask.

   Bella on the other hand is jumping around outside like a spring bunny and constantly begging me to let her back out!

She is going to make this a long winter…

Although, one of my “pros” for getting a puppy (yes, I made a pros and cons list) was that she’d get me outside more and help me be more active. Pretty sure she’s fulfilling my pros. 😊

Jen

Help Wanted!

Hi guys,

So I wanted to take a moment and simply ask my followers for some help.  

After all my intial excitement the other day, over the lovely review someone left me. I’ve come to terms with how little reach my book has had since February. To be brutally honest , it bugs me some. 

I feel I’ve been slacking on my promoting and I also feel a bit let down by ealier promises of reading and reviewing. 

But , I’m moving on. Some books, well most books start off slow and progress as time goes on. So I’m doing my best to help it progress some. 

In the next few months my debut novel Blakefields Mansion will be released in paperback! And with that comes a whole new ball game for me. 

So I’m asking for some help.

Yup, that’s right. Book Reviewers Wanted!

For a Victorian era romance , book one of a two part series. Co-written by Myself and Clive West

I’d really love to have 5 genuine reviews on Amazon and or Goodreads before Christmas. 

I have available, 4 PDF or EPub  versions of my book and would love some honest thoughts. If you’re at all interested, or know someone who may be, you can comment below or email me at authorjennifer92@gmail.com 

Add ” Blakefields reviewer” in the subject line. 

If a kindle version would be prefered, just let me know in the email.

Thanks in advance  

P.S Any writers out there looking for the same, feel free to email me as well asking for a review. I’m really enjoying the few books I’ve reviewed for people and I know how important a review can be. 😊

#ReadOn

Jen