The New Normal

It's been a while again. That's the way it's going to be for now until we figure out this new normal. Three kids. Three! It's crazy and wonderful and tiring and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Aside from the newest little one shaking things up in the household, we're adjusting to some other big things. 

Like school. Big kid school. Which has been a scary roller-coaster of emotions, and it's only been one week. It's taking way more adjustment than we thought it would, for all parties involved.  Me especially. It's making me realize just how short this season of mothering little ones is, and it's tearing me up inside. 

I recently decided to jump back into freelancing, which has been wonderfully fulfilling while simultaneously draining. I love the practice of writing every day, though. And the money. I don't hate that either (having three kids is expensive, ya'll). I'm still baking wedding cakes too. It's all go go go, all the time. Life as a work at home mom is no joke, you guys.  

I'm still working on my novel, but then decided I didn't have enough on my plate (and wanted to procrastinate more on my novel) so I started a chapbook of poetry to my list of creative projects. It's called Young and I'm aiming to encapsulate the feelings of youth - the wildness, the uncertainty, the carelessness, the insecurity, the romance, the pain, the awkwardness - all of it. 

Perhaps most exciting is a passion project that's been brewing for a while: The Women Writers' Collective. Me and three of the most talented women I know have teamed up to launch this site, which aims to help writers learn about the industry, hone their skills and find their community of writers. We'll officially launch on September 1st, but in the meantime you can find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Seriously, I am so excited about this venture I could burst. It's going to be amazing. I can feel it. 

Aren't you tired just from reading all this? I am. Oh lord, I am tired. But it's a good tired, you guys. The kind of tired that comes from living a good, full life. 

I wouldn't have it any other way.