Hello, I’ve missed you.  I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, blogged or communicated, so sorry.  I’ve had a very busy year, and unfortunately, blogging just wasn’t something I could fit into my hectic schedule without completely stressing out.  I’ve missed it, and you all though, and I’m so glad to be back in your inbox today.

I’m using this email as a quick hello, a brief update, and a test of my new email system – MailChimp.  I’m hoping this will make everything run a bit more smoothly, enabling me to get more posts out into the world.  I’m getting back to posting twice per month, so I hope you’ll tune in and see what I have in store.

To give you a quick rundown on me, I bought a house in May, right in the middle of the Pierce County housing shortage.  We looked and looked and looked, sometimes with 10 or more other people at open houses and showings; I bid against others on one house, twice, and then finally made the only offer on a small house on a one-quarter acre lot in Lakewood and it was accepted before anyone else could make an offer on it.  WHEW!!  Of course, I have been crazy busy with everything that first goes with buying a house, then of course, moving, and getting settled in.  We have since been busy unpacking, fixing things, trying to find space for all of our stuff, and making it our home. It is a small house, with no storage, which has made it difficult to fit all our stuff, but we are managing and downsizing to make it work. We love our large lot and our outdoor space and we are making plans for a huge garden this year.  Our two dogs and four chickens are very happy at our new place, too.  There will always be more to do, but for now we are pretty happy with everything and pretty well settled in.

In addition to my crazy personal life last year, I have also made a commitment in my business to be more laser-focused, and therefore accomplish more.  I absolutely love working with my clients and watching them transform their lives, and I continue doing so, but I have also been laser-focused on writing my book.  You see, I have been wanting to write a book for a long time, and while I’m not sure there is ever a right time, I decided that now was the time for me.  I committed to finishing it, and I have now completed the task of writing the book.  I still have a LOT of editing to do before it will be ready to share with the world.  But I am making a lot of progress on it.

I am so excited to have reached my goal and I am planning on self-publishing this book sometime in the near future.  Stay tuned for more details.  I hope this book will enable me to help even more people.

Since I have been writing so much, I also really want to get back to blogging.  I’ll be back on Thursday, February 8 with the beginning of my Sugar Series posts.  One of my goals for 2018 is to overcome my sugar addiction, so I have been researching all about sugar detoxing, sugar addiction, and am ready to share this valuable information in a series of 3 or 4 posts. 

I’m so looking forward to being back in touch, and hope you’ll join in and comment below.  Just a quick Hi to let me know you got this email, please.  Thanks!!  See ya next time!!