Thursday, April 4, 2019

Penny For Your Thoughts

Has spring officially arrived in your neck of the woods or are you still stuck in between having all four seasons in one day like we are having here?  Luckily, we have been graced with a few warm, sunny days, which is a great stress reliever for any teacher. Especially one whose spring break is still two weeks away! LOL If you are a teacher, you will understand totally where I am coming from. I'm going to have to start singing Bon Jovi's chorus from Livin' on a Prayer during lunch duty. I'm sure the students are going to love it. 😂
Image found on I do not own the rights.

So you may be asking yourself, why did I choose the particular saying "Penny For Your Thoughts" for my title this month..  Well, I have been thinking about many things lately. One being, should I continue on creating more children's books or throw in the towel?  For those of you who have read my books and enjoyed them, thank you!  I really do love creating them and I have a book full of ideas I would like to fully produce but between teaching full time, writing a blog, keeping up on FB and Twitter for my author pages, and trying to promote my creations...…… I'm wondering if it is all worth it?  I am so proud of what I have accomplished and it truly makes me happy writing and illustrating, but sadly it doesn't pay the bills and is extremely time consuming.  Maybe I've done it all wrong, maybe I could spend more money to have a more established page help with promotion, or maybe I need to spend more time on social media making my presence known......I just don't know. My job working as a monkey wrangler, hehe, is also up in the air. That is a long story but I'm considering taking some classes to earn a new certification, so I really need a magic wand to make more of me to complete everything.

Now I am neither writing this post to get sympathy nor am I fishing for compliments, although compliments are always nice. Hahahaha Just kidding,  No, I'm writing this to get these thoughts out of my head and onto paper. Possibly, you are in the same situation and can relate or have in the past.  Obviously, I haven't given up, I'm just not sure where this journey I am on is going to go next.  I would love to spend this summer working on another book, but once those precious few weeks are up, I'm back to the stress and then the book is put on hold once again.  I may just concentrate on creating book videos this summer for promotional services and go from there.  If you feel the same and want to create a support group for Adulting is Hard, hehehe, feel free to message me on Fb and we can chat.  If you've read this far, thanks for listening to my whining. You rock!

You've endured enough of the Weird Files my brain has concocted, so let's talk something fun. For me that is anything art related but if you've read my blog before, you already know that.  I am in love with researching resin art and fused glass.  Has anyone tried these?  I would love to but I've heard they are expensive art mediums.  Doesn't mean I won't try small though! :)

This resin/mixed media art image from is so awesome!

I've also added quite a few of my favorite pieces to my Inspiration Board on Pinterest if you want to check them out.
Thanks again for letting me vent.  Hope you have an amazing month!