Catching up

I'm so behind in writing! I had planned to follow a schedule of posting a new blog every Wednesday and almost 3 weeks have gone by without so much as a peep from me.  Ironically, I've been feeling like I have nothing to say, though so much has been happening: I turned 30 (yay or boo - my sentiments about that depend on the day), I started a watercolor class, which I'm enjoying immensely and am actually pretty good at it, I visited LA to celebrate my big 3-0 and had a great time, and I'm going to sign up for an 8-week children's book writing and illustrating workshop, which will hopefully enable me to have a package ready to submit to publishers by August. Lots of things to write about, yet the urge hasn't been there - odd.  Maybe the schedule is a little too rigid - I've never been accused of being easy going, haha.  To get back into the swing of blogging, I'll let some photos (and captions) from the last few weeks tell the riveting story of what I've been up to:

Spending time with my nieces (the youngest shown here; they knocked out on the ride home).

Chaperoning my niece's field trip to CSU Sacramento to learn about college. 

 
She's writing about what she wants to be when she grows up: a cheerleading coach, a dentist, or a lifeguard (which she later changed to nurse).  Who says she can't be all of these things? ;)

The kids playing Simon Says with the University's mascot.

 Attending my sister's graduation...

She received her MFA in Dance.  Now the fun part begins - looking for a job!

Starting watercolor classes...1st week...

...second week...

...third week.  Looking pretty good! 

And finally...

Celebrating my 30th with my SoCal family

A Birthday BBQ thrown by my SoCal Mamacita

I do look a bit older...but that's probably the glasses, which thankfully aren't mine.

So I've been pretty busy the last few weeks, as you can tell.  It feels a bit like I've been all over the place, literally.  I think in the next few weeks I'll have more of a focus; primarily on job hunting and book writing/illustrating, which will make me feel more purposeful and grounded. Not that I haven't enjoyed myself - I have - but I need to find a balance between my new lifestyle and my new career path so I can see that I'm making progress toward a goal. Working on that...