It’s been awhile, yes I know. And while I’ve been eager to continue on with my passion for writing and eventually becoming published, these past few months have finally caught up with me and as much as I wanted to keep everyone informed on what’s been going on, I couldn’t. So let’s play catch-up. In August I began my first semester of grad school, little did I know, I also became pregnant at the exact same time! Turns out while grad school had my attention for awhile, it does not trump baby and this baby made sure to let me know that! I became very, very ill and ended up withdrawing from school just at the halfway point in the semester. I quickly realized how different each pregnancy can be and found myself in my bed for 4 months. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t parent. I couldn’t drive. I couldn’t really do anything except sleep and throw-up. I tried to write and even that was too much and so I learned to put my body and my baby first and I took it easy. As Christmas approached I began to feel better physically, but there was more to tend to. My husband had been applying for various jobs in North Carolina and was unable to land anything. While he worked hard at his job, ends were not being met and he was miserable. It wasn’t fair to any of us and so we decided to take our chances and see what Texas had to offer. It was where my husband was from and where his family resided. We crossed our fingers and took the plunge. My husband left North Carolina on January 16th and me and Jaxsyn found ourselves living with my parents for the time being. It was nice to be home, but I missed my husband and Jaxsyn missed his father. Someone must have been looking out for us because my husband was offered three jobs within just a few weeks of his arrival and he finally accepted one. It was exactly what he had been looking for and the pay wasn’t too bad either! And so me and Jaxsyn finally moved to Texas exactly one month later. The transition has been difficult. I miss my family and my friends and I find myself very lonely at times. I know this is what is best for our family, but it hasn’t made it any easier, however, it has allowed me to stay at home with Jaxsyn, wait for the arrival of his sister, Adelaide Blue, and begin to write once more. While I haven’t started my next novel, I do have some ideas in mind and have decided not to rush the ‘creative process’. But I am ready to write about all of these new experiences: the final months with just Jaxsyn, the fears and joys of having another child, the expectations of raising a daughter, all while living in a new home, in a new city, in a new state, where I have become the blank piece of paper. I’m excited to see what’s next for me and my family and I hope you’ll join me on my path to new discoveries.
So, here we go.