Welcome August!

Aka- level 8 πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

This year is both flying by and taking its time. I can’t believe fall is just around the corner!

I’m excited to spook up my house πŸ§›β€β™€οΈπŸ§πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

And enjoy some cooler weather for a change.

Book things

So weirdly enough, my debut novel has had more acknowledgment this and last month , than it has since it was originally published 😳

I’ve read a lot of pieces from authors who claim that the more books you have the better sales you get. Simply because readers like to be able to buy more and not have to wait.

I get that. I hate waiting for sequels to books I love or TV series.

You wait around to long and you end up losing interest.

What are some series (books or tv) that you lost interest in before the next instalment arrived?

Riverdale was a biggie for me. I’m just now getting back into it and finishing the latest season.

~Jen

Stay hydrated

Taking a step to share my other passion

Ever hear of Gallon Gear? πŸ€”… No?

Tired of cleaning bottle after bottle out of your car or off your desk top?

I’ve been with Gallon Gear for some time now, these jugs have been a life saver for me with how much I travel and (pre-pandemic) how much time I spent in the gym.

I usually save mentioning them for my Instagram, but heck, why not share the love here too?

I’d like to start sharing small fitness tips on my blog as well as my writing. I’m broadening this sites scope a little bit. 😜

So to start off.

Gallon Gear has both gallon and half gallon bpa free jugs perfect for refilling and cutting down on plastic waste.

  • They sell separate covers for both sizes as well.

I use mostly the Gallon jugs, as that’s my go to amount for the day.

  • They also sell straps to make them easier to carry
  • Cute toilet brush looking scrubbers πŸ˜…to help you easily clean the inside of the jug (though it’s recommend to use them just for water)
  • Along with other branded accessories

You can save a special 15% off by clicking Here and using code Jennifers at checkout.

Let me know if you try something out and how you feel about them!

Stay Safe

Why?…

Wow this year has already been crazy as hell 😬

Seriously.

If you’re unhappy with your life, your job, your relationship, your living situation… why are you staying put? Why are you putting up with it? Why are you accepting defeat?

Why?

I feel like I’ve been the complaint department over the last month. I’ve had people coming to me from all aspects of my life to vent and inform me of situations that have been bothering them. Some of them aren’t really even a part of my life, they just happen to be working around me or near my crews and decided I have a good ear. Most of the time I don’t mind listening to people’s problems, I have no issue with helping someone figure something out or simply being someone who can help them with the load they feel they have on their shoulders.

What irritates me is when I know there is a simple solution to it and try to explain that, and am completely ignored by the people that could help…

It’s like being lost at sea.

And I feel twice as bad because someone has come to me and expressed a concerned or discomfort and I can’t do a thing to help because no one wants to have our backs or listen to my opinion. Might as well be a backstabber and pot stirrer, they get more help and are listened to more clearly than anyone else πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

And more to that.

If you’re unhappy with how things are, why are you ruining the moral of the ones who are happy? Are you that miserable that you need everyone else to be too? I think my biggest “I need to talk to you” topic lately has been in regards to someone feeling depressed and upset because someone else has been consistently bringing them down with their mumbles and complaints about things as small as “why the hell does so-and-so keep sneezing?” πŸ˜‚

I mean really. I’ve heard someone complaining about how a guy sneezed 6 times and it annoyed him πŸ˜…πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

It’s sad when the spark leaves someone. It’s heartbreaking to watch as someone shrivels up and loses their passion… What can you do to fix that? What can you do when it seems like there is nothing you can do?

-Jen

Oh how I long for warmer days …

Morning, Evening or Afternoon world.

How is everyone on this chilly Sunday evening (or Monday when this goes live)?

I feel Mother Nature tricked me a bit this week, she gave NC a couple of beautiful days this past week, just to rip it away with some nasty 20 degree days this coming week.

Ugh! It’s cold. And I’m from the north darn it!

I haven’t been able to blog much these past few months, between work, holidays, my never-ending reading list and my current WIP… my days have been booked solid.

Plus, I honestly don’t know what the heck you guys care to read about? My life is pretty darn boring for the most part. But I’m trying to liven it up a bit for you 😜

So many great things coming this year.

I feel like 2020 is going to be a great year for a lot of people.

Already I’m seeing people making big changes, sticking to goals they set back in mid-2019 and reaping the benefits of their hard work πŸ’œ

I couldn’t feel more proud.

Go and Get It!

Let’s use this year to grab what we want and stop living in the fear that we’re not ready or we’re not good enough.

Stop the mental road block and just drive.

-Jen