Monday, March 30, 2015

World within Worlds

Bit of a short post here today but I saw this image floating around the internet (I do not know who owns it) and it reminded me of my daily habit of having a hot cup of Chai as I start my work day to keep my creativity flowing. There's something inherently calming about it as I work on marketing plans for each of the authors I manage. 

Plus, the implied imagery is just too cool not to share.

It seems to say to me that there is a whole world of possibilities hidden in a person's imagination as they sit, relax, and drink tea or coffee.  If more of us were able to fully relax our brains and let our thoughts wander, I wonder just what world of possibilities and new things developed would begin to occur as a result.

Just some of my thoughts is all, Have a great evening!

April aka WingSeeker

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The World is Vast and Filled with Possibility

It's technically springtime around here- except  the few inches of snow that decided to make an appearance yesterday was trying to make us all forget that.  It didn't work on me Mr. Winter, I'm still anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring blossoms, lol.

I'm not an avid fan of snow as you can see, but I'm learning to appreciate it.  Cold weather is the only time I really enjoy a good hot soup or hot cup of tea.  It also reminds me of how many possibilities exist in the world- like snow in spring time.  That used to only happen in our imaginations. Now, its a real possible occurrence in our weather patterns.

It's those possibilities out there, those changes that occur whether we will them or not that I'd like to encourage you to take a closer look at today.  What if instead of looking at the snow and thinking, "ugh, another day of cold misery" I chose to think, "well what can I enjoy or focus on because there is snow here".  What if we chose to use those unexpected changes and make them become something that's positive and advantageous to our growth as humans trying to become better than we were yesterday?  I'd like to think it is those simple thought changes that lead to big outwardly amazing changes within our world today.

The world is a vast place, with many equally horrific and wondrous things occurring in it.  I think ultimately though, it's up to us to decide just how much of what is happening out there in the big wide world gets to be the things we smile about.  And that, is where all the possibilities worth pursuing are waiting for us to find I think.

So with that thought, I'll leave you all with this quote as you pursue your goals and dreams:

Have a great day everyone!

April aka WingSeeker

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's Been Awhile....

Wow.  It's been over two years since you all have seen or heard a peep from me on this here blog.

I feel I owe a deep apology to my faithful readers- you all supported me in some very challenging times of my life.  I appreciated that more than you could know.

If any of you are still hanging around...I hope you join me in this next adventure of writing I'm about to embark on.  So the answer is Yes, I'm back at blogging!

But, where did I go?  What will I be doing with my blog now?

Well for the first, Life just sorta happened. I was heavily involved in finance and foreclosure counseling/prevention roles which left no time for anything else but saving the next family from home loss. Quite frankly I wasn't feeling so much that I wanted to write or wasn't feeling that I wanted to share online any writing. I was exhausted. Plus, I didn't prioritize it into my daily schedule as I used to do.

I never gave up on the novel writing thing- which brings me to where I'm at now.

A lot has changed in my personal life and professional life.

My 3 kids and I are doing wonderful and able to spend more time together.  My oldest is no longer fighting for her life or receiving chemo treatments. She's the normal average teenager, who is about to turn 16 and drive me crazy as a mother lol. But she also seems to possess a much wiser sense of how life works than kids her age- which I attribute to the fact that she has learned the value of having the gift of life in a way I've never experienced.

I now own my own business and I work as a Book Manager with to help authors get the word out that they have something to offer to the world. Whether its fiction, literary, non-fiction, or funny- I help them find solid footing with their dreams transitioning into reality.

I do miss the non profit world, but not enough to entice me to re-think my career choice. Plus, we all know I love books, I love the creative flow and the idea that conversation can be held through books- creating meaningful ideas and thoughts within the minds of readers across time and space.

As for what I'll do with this blog of mine?  Well, I'll probably share upcoming novels from my authors that I work with on occasion, but mostly I'll just write on what I'm thinking that day.  Hopefully my posts become more consistent. Maybe you'll want to read them, maybe you won't.

I hope you do.  I hope that somehow what I have to say might make a difference for someone else, in a positive way.

Have a great day,

April aka WingSeeker

P.S. you'll probably see some structural/visual changes on here as well.  I figure if I haven't posted in 2 years, then the blog probably is in need of a much needed makeover :)