The TMI December 12, 2021

2 Weeks Until My Next Release. "Better Than Before" is the conclusion of Holly Simon's story. I loved the character of Holly Simon like a sister, I understood her struggles intimately, and she became a part of me. To give her the ending she deserved gives me so much personal satisfaction. I know you are going to love this book. Read Chapter One Here.

If you missed the first book, you can order the boxed set. 

Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to feel happy and connected to family during the holidays?

As a dreamy, sentimental Cancer, I live for decorating the Christmas tree with handmade relics from the past. The lopsided snowflakes earnestly glued together by tiny hands in kindergarten when life was simpler. I savor the day we get out the tubs and pull each ornament from it's box and reminisce about when it was made or what we were doing when we got it while Alexa serenades us with the old school Christmas carols. Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Brenda Lee. 

This year finding the joy has been harder. I have to learn how to let go of what I wanted and all the expectations surrounding it and find the smaller gifts that come from accepting what is. It's a bitter pill to swallow. I am hopeful on the other side of acceptance is freedom and peace. 

Currently watching: 

The Unforgivable on Netflix. Sandra Bullock plays an ex-con just released from prison desperate to find her sister who was adopted after she was convicted of killing a police officer. Not the usual role for her and it was very compelling. 

Currently reading:

Atomic Habits by James Clear (Affiliate Link Disclosure.) Another Non-Fic Pick. Habits make up your current life conditions, and I am certain that too many of mine are setting me up for more pain than pleasure. This is a fantastic book about incrementally making your life better. Let's do this!

Check out the Books Worth Reading Blog for My Favorite Reads. 

Currently Writing:

Marketing messages for my new job and taking a break on the fiction for now. I believe I have lost my mojo. Hoping to rediscover it in 2022. Maybe it's under a rock in Ireland, seems like I should at least go check. ;)

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XOXO Ninya

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