Here are a few things happening at present:
Preparing to turn 51 next week. You may be asking yourself, “How DO you prepare for a birthday, Cathy?” and my answer is this: wake up every day and keep breathing. That pretty much sums it up.
Reading Stephen King’s The Stand. So many of you gave me a ton of great book suggestions from this post. I’m on page 1,125 and so far loving it. You should know I read on an iPad and make the type pretty large, so the total number of pages in my version? 3,700-ish. Should keep me occupied for a while. I will say this: Stephen King has mad skillz.
Freaking out (okay, that’s a bit strong but I needed a decent ‘ing’ word to describe this next item) that my first-born child turns 21 at the end of the month. [ insert slow blink here ] I’m so proud of that young woman. She’s working so hard at school, making connections, expanding her mind… all that great stuff that college can offer. I’ll have more to say about her 21st birthday later in the month. Suffice to say it’s been on my mind a lot of late, how fast this life really does fly.
Wrapping up work on the Spring 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. The magazine will be out on March 17th and I’ll share more then, but I’m excited to have a new column in the magazine this year called “Design Your Story.” The goal? Journaling inspiration, plus some design stuff tossed in for good measure. Have I told you how fun this job is? That I get to layout and design a magazine full of all that memory keeping and card making goodness? It reminds me that I have skills. That’s never not a good thing.
Feeling really proud of Cole who is doing well in school and getting his brain around the whole, “College is coming” soon. He’s got a lot going on, that one. Figuring out life, playing music, playing ultimate and working to get good grades. It’s hard to fathom that this time next year, he’ll be preparing to graduate.
Hoping to dive into some real creative work in the next few weeks. I have many things in my head that I want to get out and into motion in my unending quest to continue to be a successfully self employed person. Can I just say I appreciate you for being part of this process? Okay then, that.
That’s what’s going on here? What’s happening that you’d like to share?