Holiday blog – and ranting at the Starbucks.
Well, I am back from the Hawaii trip I planned on taking over a year ago when I left the Biz. It was a trip of a lifetime and I am glad I was able to go. My family had a great time and I hope that my 4-year old has memories of it.
I am finally – almost a week after getting home – feeling like I am getting back into some sort of routine, which is a weird feeling since I didn’t think I had found a routine here in Charlotte yet. However, I am writing here from my favorite Starbucks in Ballantyne and enjoying the sunshine streaming in the windows. The temperature in a wonderful 73 and the Christmas music is blaring. It seems right somehow and that is how I know that it is. I am home and that is a nice feeling.
Before the vacation I sent in the manuscript for Confessions of an Introvert to the new publisher and told iUniverse not to print any more. I am looking forward to a great year with what is now my “old” book. If I can get my act together I will write the “new” book over the next few months, (and yes, I know I have been saying that now for a while… but I mean it this time). I am no longer to sell Confessions of an Introvert myself, and no new copies are being printed, but I know that as of today, Amazon has a couple copies left, and Brambleberry Barn has several. If you don’t see it on the website, give Kelly Roland a call there and she will hook you up. Brambleberry Barn is super busy right now getting the most amazing holiday gift baskets custom made, but I am sure they will be able to get you a copy of the book if you would like. (Just in time for the holidays!)
Besides getting things in order personally for Christmas, there is not much going on. I hope to travel a bit in the coming weeks to visit friends and family and I do need to write. I went to a holiday party this past week and was able to observe some interesting introvert/extrovert relationship interaction which is great research, and I am hoping to do some more business networking in the coming months as well, which will help me on the business side and well as personally in my new city. (That was an awkward sentence wasn’t it! – glad I have an editor for the book…) It is almost a year since my house in Rochester went on the market and only a couple months until I will have officially lived in Charlotte a year, so I best be getting out and meeting people now. No excuses!
Happy Holidays to all, I look forward to your cards, comments and emails!