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My happy place

Confession time. I had written a whole different post. But it was really kind of negative, and that's not the head space I want to be in, nor the attitude I want to show up with. So, I'm flipping the script.

Suffice it to say, I had a horrible week at my day job that was capped off by realizing that I lost the entire draft of the ninth book in the Touch of Gray series when my laptop died.

*Pro Tip - If you have Dropbox, use it. If you don't have it, get it.

I created a folder right where it is supposed to go, but for some reason saved it to the Desktop of the laptop so I lost it all.

It was a bummer of a week.

But today, I am in my happy place. I'm sitting in the living room of my father-in-law's house in St. Helen. The weather is currently beautiful. The leaves are not only already turning, but are falling like crazy here.

So my son and I raked and played in the front yard. I formatted and uploaded some of my books for print when my husband took little man to the beach. There will be pizza and beer for dinner. And I've come one step closer to convincing said husband that we need to move up here.

We are ALL better people when we are in St. Helen. We belong here. And we will live here.

So, I could focus on how angry I was last week. I could dwell on the amount of tears I cried into the disgusting White Claw I was forced to try. And honestly, I'd be a little justified. (It was a seriously bad week.)

But instead, I'm going to remember that I went to see Downton Abbey last night. I went to the nice theater, ate popcorn and Twizzlers, curled up in a recliner and immersed myself in the magic of Julian Fellowes.

And today...I am in my happy place. There is no room for anger or sadness here. I am surrounded by people that love me, that I love in return. And I have taken massive steps toward achieving goals that I secretly thought would never come true.

So here's to the weekend. To St. Helen. To pulling up my big girl pants and trying to change the things I don't like about my situation.

I love you guys. Have a killer weekend and I hope your week was better than mine.



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