Thoughtful, Thankful November

thoughtful-thankful-novemberNext to October, November is a great month to celebrate. In Northwest Arkansas, fall seems to be arriving late, so I’m looking forward to cooler weather and the leaves continuing to change.

November is that transition month between fall festivities and Christmas. It gets a little awkward mid-month, when the Christmas decorations go up and you still want to enjoy what fall has to offer before thinking about winter rolling in. Still, I look forward to the Christmas season and November gets to kick off that magical time of year. It’s also my birthday month (I have the honor of sharing a birthday with Madeleine L’Engle! Oh yes, and my twin).

Here’s a few things I’m thankful for this November.

Family and friends who have loved and supported me all year. This has been a year of HUGE transitions for us. A new house, a new vocation (farm much?), a new baby, a publishing contract. Yeah, it’s been a little busy around here. I was so lucky to have great friends and family (you know who you are) who checked in on me all through pregnancy (and commuting), our big move, and life as a family of three.

Which brings me to point number two. I’m thankful to have a daughter after a long and frustrating battle with infertility. It’s cliche to say, but it changes life completely, turns your previous priorities upside down, and makes life incredibly hectic but so worth it. We’re enjoying this baby girl!

Finally, I’m thankful for finding a publishing house that believes in my work and wants to publish my young adult dystopian series! There’s nothing more exciting for a writer than finding a means to bring your stories into the world. I can’t wait to see my books in print from Glass House Press.

What are you thankful for this November?


 

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One Response to Thoughtful, Thankful November

  1. Jennufer says:

    Thankful for being where I am this year versus the past two years situation wise; thankful we just had our 6th Halloween family get-together; thankful J is healthy, high achiever in school activities/learning, enjoying sports and has adjusted tremendously well to changes; thankful family members are healthy and have had successful years in various areas and now we have a new family addition.

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