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Balancing Life, Books, & Blogging

On most Tuesday evenings you will find me sitting in a USC picnic chair, ebook in hand, watching my fiance play softball.  Yes, there are times when I want to stay home and read in bed or work on my blog, but that’s part of the balancing act right?  I have to find time to read, write, and spend time with the people I love, especially my future husband.

I’m very lucky that my fiancé is supportive of my writing ambitions because I spend a lot of time doing it.  Sometimes I have to consciously tell myself, “Hey, you’ve been doing this for a few hours, now it’s time to watch a show with your fiancé”.

There are times when I find it difficult to do everything.  I still hold a day job during the week and that takes up 40 hours.  I read books to review and I’m continuously working on other things to post (like this one).  I also need to find time to go to the gym, that’s about 1-2 hours per day, 5 days per week.  I play softball and that takes up to 3 hours per week.

My fiance is the most important thing I need to factor into everyday.  There are nights when I say I have to catch up on posts and he’s ok with it.  He understands that I love writing and reading.  He supports my dreams and knows that the hard work I’m putting in will pay off.  When I am writing in the evening, he makes dinner and does the dishes…what an amazing fiance I have!

But there are the days I feel bad because I spent almost no time with him.  Those are usually the days I go to work, go to the gym, take a shower, write, and read a bit.  Seriously, 24 hours in one day is not enough!

Oh and I can’t forget about our wedding we need to plan.  We are a little over 6 months away from the big day and there’s still tons to do.  I’m sure that I will be pulling my hair out soon.

I love everything I do, otherwise why would I do them, but it’s a tough job fitting everything in and sometimes I have to sacrifice doing one thing for another.

I don’t like the idea of having to make a schedule for my entire day, but at some point I might have to.  There’s always something to do and somewhere to be that a little more structure won’t hurt.

Does anyone else have to constantly balance life, books, and blogging?  I know there must be.  What do you find the most difficult thing about balancing everything?

Oh…and this is my 100th post! Yay! 

Another One Lovely Blog Award

I recently received my second One Lovely Blog Award from Bookish Hijinks for Love & Profit.  Thank you so much Wendy!

I’m so honored that she thought of me when deciding who to nominate for the award.  I must be doing something “write”.  Haha.  See what I did there?

Here’s how the award works:

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by bloggers for newer or up-and-coming fellow bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and to also help the new blogger reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the blogger who chose them. This award acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines.

The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog

Since I was nominated for this award previously, you can check out the 7 facts about me and the bloggers I nominated here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Stories Unfolded Reaches 100 Followers!

I am happy to announce that Stories Unfolded reached 100 followers this past week!  I cannot begin to express how excited I am to have such wonderful followers.

As my fellow bloggers know, it’s not easy to keep a decent blog going.  It takes hard work, time, effort, and dedication to create content worth reading and having a blog that others will continue visiting.

My blog has been a hodgepodge of things, but I love the process of writing and always hope that each post brings something to someone.  I’m passionate about sharing my stories on books, my life, and random things to those who take the time to read it.  It’s something I use to hone my skills as a writer and helps me on the path towards finishing my first book.

I’m grateful for all my followers and the feedback I get from them through commenting, sharing, and liking each post on Stories Unfolded.  Without my followers, it would just be me writing to myself.  Not as much fun.

My next goal is to reach 200 followers!  It’s totally possible with your help.

So, please help me get to 200 by sharing posts you love!

Thank you again!

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