Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Tuesday + Book Winner

{visual inspiration: the lab magazine & Disfunkshion}

I meant to post this yesterday, but life got in the way and here we are! I hope you all are refreshed after the weekend. It's been raining for what feels like forever (really, just a few weeks) but Sunday we finally had some sun and if I hadn't been so busy writing I could have spent the entire day lying in the grass with a blanket and a book. I did manage to go for a nice long walk, however.

Friday, was date night at this place called the Horn of Africa where we ate the most delicious Ethiopian food, moving on to my favourite lounge, Social, for drinks and dessert. Then coffee with a new acquaintance on Saturday, followed by writing (and a bit of wine), and Sunday was more writing, getting back in touch with an amazing teacher of mine, and preparing thai coconut cilantro chicken with the sun shining through my window. All in all, a great weekend!

Now it's back to rain and mugginess.

On that note, the winner of J'adore Paris is Pearly T... congrats!! Please e-mail me at emond (dot) c (at) gmail (dot) com with your contact details so I can get the book to you, and thank you so much for checking out my blog!

I'm going get real with you - I was disappointed at the lack of entries, despite my promotion of the contest on social media, but I sometimes have to remind myself that I'm just starting out and that most of what I put out into the world at this point is not much different from when I talk to myself. (or my food, if you listen to my sister-in-law). A friend of mine recently started a blog, and after 2 or 3 posts she said to me, "No one's commenting, and I don't have any followers yet," and I LOL'd pretty hard, I admit. So I gave the best advice I could think of - be patient! I've been working on this blog for a couple of years now, admittedly on and off, and it seems I still need to take my own advice :)

So in the name of patience, and counting my blessings, I want to say that I'm grateful for those who have taken the time to read these thoughts of mine {3,000ish of you - woohoo - and 9 followers, one of which is accidentally myself, hehe) and I'm going to work on being more patient in my life. As Jon Acuff said, "don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle"

Enjoy the rest of your week!

PS the two magazines in the photo above have been so visually inspiring for me while I work on my WIP, and it feels like the vision I have for this book is finally starting to take shape ...

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