It is February first - it has a good feel to it. I feel a refreshed feeling. It's a new Lunar Year. I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of the details regarding the Lunar Year customs. I am the year of the monkey - and from what I've read - it suits me. I love it when our local mall decorates. They do it up. This year - it's the Year of the Pig. Well, when I think of pigs - I think smart, cute, funny, silly - I love their little tails swishing back and forth.
So a new month. Cool.
I started work on Mental Girl book 2. I'm really excited. It feels good. It feels like the perfect time to get it ready, work on it, get it edited and then published. So stay tuned!
I also started work on another children's book. I've got a book right now that I've been submitting to agents. So far, lots of rejections. Sure it stings a little. I get sad for moment or two. But then I think - well - they're obviously not the right fit for me. If I don't find a fit - or they don't find me - I will self publish. I've done it before. I can do it again.
I'm still healing, growing, changing and adapting. Some days are a breeze. Other days bumpy and rough. I try - on those bumpy days - to reach out and connect with other brave mental health warriors. I try to help if I can and also let others know they aren't alone. I also love to feel that I'm not alone.
I did a podcast this morning:
I have been posting on Instagram. I've been feeling more inclined to have posts reaching to the feelers, overthinkers, and sensitive types. Because - we hold a lot in. We feel out of place sometimes. There are so many people reaching out and spreading light and love about mental health. It's important. It's important to me to give back. I've received so much support.
Here is a link to my Instagram page:
All right - so let's keep moving forward. Together!
Happy February! A toast to The Pig!