Last year around this time, I couldn't see straight. TS was only a week old and life had taken a speedy turn into something my husband and I had never experienced before. During the hectic postpartum stages of being a new mom, I couldn't imagine finding a calm routine. I thought I would never have the energy to do all the things I loved like teaching, writing, reading, cooking, traveling to new places, meeting new people, etc.I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. - E.B White
Now, exactly a year later, I couldn't feel more energetic! Of course, I owe this energy to our recent vacation in Turkey. I mean, we needed the time off to relax, make new plans, and set new goals. My mind, heart, and soul are in peace. Professionally and personally, I've so much to look forward to during the upcoming school year. I can't wait to write more for Contemporary Mother and connect with you! I can't wait to write more fiction. I can't wait to cozy up on my couch and read new books. I can't wait to start teaching again. I can't wait to spend the holidays with my little family at home.
Also, thank you for reaffirming that what I write about resonates with you through your encouraging e-mails and support on social media. Thank you for connecting with me beyond this blog on facebook, twitter, instagram, and blogher to share your stories with me. Thank you for reading!
While I'm getting ready to share new posts with you, you can catch up on some of my recent and older posts like this, this, this, this, and this. I hope you're enjoying the last few days of summer (I'm not going to lie...I'm looking forward to everything pumpkin!)
[Picture: The day we went sailing on Aegean Sea in Turkey]