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Balance.

Good morning, friends!

Well, it’s that time…the kids go back to school and this momma goes back to her big-girl job. While it was a wonderful break (aside from the awful sickness that plagued our house for two weeks) I did few things for myself that I don’t normally do.

  1. I slept in.

If you don’t know me on a personal level, I’m usually up at 4:30am plugging away at my latest novel.

For me to sleep in is like—the world is caving! What in the hell is happening? Jenn is doing WHAT?

At any rate, I had to force myself to stay in bed until 7am without a computer, and a phone.

You know what?

It was nice.

Really nice.

So nice in fact that I’m not sure how I’ll get back into my 4:30am wake up call. LOL! But, it will happen because I have a writer’s heart and my brain works best in the early morning hours of the day.

2. I took a break from book stuff.

You guys, I felt SO guilty. So guilty. But I’m glad I did it. It helped refresh and rejuvenate my mind. We, as humans, can get so bogged down with the idea of:

GO.

WORK.

GO.

WORK HARDER.

GO.

FASTER.

LONGER.

GO.

It was really nice to just be. Nice to just be in the present moment with my family. I did do a few things, but not like normal. <3

The only thing I didn’t get done was reading. While I had the idea to read A LOT before I started the next book in the Granite Harbor Series, sadly, I didn’t read—but! I’ve added to my TO-DO list for 2019 as a priority.

2019 is a brand new year. Make it your best year. Remember to do things for yourself. I know as a mom, a wife, and a professional it's hard to find to balance.

Find some time for YOU.

All my love,

j.

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