Okay, so the background on this post. For awhile I've been using a photo taken at a book signing. it was a good photo of me, I liked it, but I really wanted something a bit more professional looking. Unfortunately, I have no money to pay for a professional photographer.
So, one day I'm scrolling through Facebook - which I often am known to do when I'm procrastinating - and I saw a post, "Hobby Lobby Photo Shoot." As a craft person, I know the store extremely well. And, as the type of person that sees Pinterest posts and thinks, "I can do that," I knew I'd try it.
On a day last week I had to take my son to a doctor's appointment and run several other errands, which included getting my license renewed. It was the perfect opportunity to hit Hobby Lobby. I mean, I cleaned up, was wearing a nice outfit, and even had on some makeup. Who likes to look awful on their drivers license for four years? Not me, so I try to look decent.
After the appointment and getting my new license - which did look okay - we headed across town. A few stops later and we were walking through Hobby Lobby. My son kept looking at me strangely as I posed by flowers and other objects, smiled, and took a selfie. Now, let me explain, I could have asked him to take a photo but most likely I wouldn't have gotten a good photo. With his ADHD and such he's always in too much of a hurry to really stop and search for the perfect angle and such. So, a selfie it was.
Here is my "Hobby Lobby Photo Shoot." I hope you'll let me know what you think. I will admit at trying to sneak around because it was a bit strange to be taking selfies in a store like that. At one point I heard them call out, "Associates, Code One," I thought for sure they were coming for me.
It seems like once every three months or so I realize that I haven't posted anything on my blogs. Then I rush over to my site builder and begin working frantically to post and share and get caught up with all of the fun things and not so fun things that happened since the last posts.
Sadly, I did it again. There is just so much going on between being a mom, trying to write, and promoting myself as an author. Promotion is what typically ends up being dropped. Writing these blog posts is a form of promotion in that I allow you to get to know me better and I share my current projects and authors/books that I've fallen in love with.
The question I have to ask myself is: Is it likely that this behavior will change?
Answer: Probably not.
Because the truth is, there is only one of me and only so many hours in a day. I can't be everywhere at once. Besides, you add in my medical conditions and I just don't have it in me to run full tilt ahead like I did when I was twenty or even thirty years old. I'm going to be forty five years old next week. Sure, in today's standards that's not old, but in my standards I feel old beyond my years.
So, hopefully I can do a little better, but if not, I'll talk to you next time three months rolls around.
Josette Reuel is an avid reader of many different genres - her passion is mostly Sci-fi and Paranormal, especially Romance, but she also read's contemporaries, historicals, and much more.
I'm always pretending that I'm sitting across from somebody. I'm telling them a story, and I don't want them to get up until it's finished.