Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kari's Kave: Support at its Best

I was sitting here this morning, on a cloudy rainy day, feeling tired and a little blue.

Where did summer go?

Where did the time go?

Where did my sanity go?

This summer has been a crazy ride. I'm trainging for my first 5k, and I'm excited for my oldest to go off to college, but a little sad too. He still has to go through his senior year of high school, but tough decisions have to be made now because he's playing a sport. So we've been traveling all over, looking at colleges and meeting coaches. So exciting, but reality is hitting home. He will be my first to leave the nest next year. As crazy as it is being a mom of 4, I still don't want any of them to go away :-( Yet, I am so excited for him to spread his wings and fly :-)

And then there's my writing. Trying to fit it in during the summer is always a challenge. Writing early, writing late, writing on the road...oh my! Forget the Calgon...bring on the wine!

Then I glanced at a mug on my desk, and it brought a smile to my face. The mug says:

Good friends are like bras: supportive, never leave you hanging, make you look good, and are always close to your heart.

I have such great supportive friends. My Book Cents Babes, my CP's, my agent, my editor, my family.

I CAN do this. I can have it all: be a mom, be a wife, be an author, be me, as long as I have support.

So I'm raising my mug (of coffee not's 9AM people:-) to all my supportive peeps out there.

Write on!

I'm hitting the road to Ohio this time, and tackling my copy edits for Trouble in the Tarot along the way :-)


Anita Clenney said...

I love the mug message. So awesome! It's tough letting the kids go, and I don't really know as much since mine are a few years from college, but it's such an exciting time for them.

You go girl! You can do it.

Liz Lipperman said...

Love the mug message. Sometimes it takes little things like a mug to make us aware that we need to stop and smell the roses.

Life will go on. What's important right now is getting your son into the best college and enjoying your family while you still have them. Time goes so fast, and the next thing you know, your diva will be walking down the aisle.

And good luck with those edits.