Darlene B.

The Author and much more

Howdy Dawnettes

Today is Monday June 22nd, 2015. In a few days, my son will be twenty-one. I am very proud of him and my two other children. As I reflect on his years of growing up, I have always encouraged him to be the best at whatever he set his mind to do. From sports to school assignments, there wasn't any occasion where I didn't provide counseling and if needed the tools for him to succeed. Hit and misses happened along the way, but it was a journey that in my book, is priceless.

I have tried to be an example for him, but it hasn't always been easy. Interaction with people from all walks of life have entered my life and have brought me experiences that helped shape my decisions and also what I wanted to accomplish at the time. 

I'm not perfect. I don't pretend to be. However, I never let it change who I am on the inside. Although, it has left me broken for a period of time. But I have bounced back and moved forward with a positive attitude.

I appreciate all the people who have come and gone in my life. I will always stay humble and true to who I am. I know I have a lot to learn still. That doesn't diminish the fact that I still have to teach what learn along the way. My kids see my progression, I can only pray I am leading them down the right path.

I look forward to what the future holds and hope. I will strive with every fiber of my being to make my mark and leave a legacy behind my children can be proud of.

Be well,

D.

Hey everybody

Today has been a little difficult. My mind is always racing and I have so many ideas, it's a little hard to contain all of them. As the weekend draws closer, I'm trying to keep calm and give myself permission to just breathe. My partner and kids are patient. They try to give me space and time to do what I really want to do. Write. But they want my attention. I need to balance work and home. I am starving right now but I need to blog. Check on my social media accounts. At this very moment my only thoughts are to have a grilled cheese sandwich and watch Boxtrolls. (I love cartoons.) I did get some things done this week. Important things for my career and my relationship with my partner. It isn't easy. Although when I put my headphones on and listen to my music, I'm transported into another world. I'm at peace. I can write and be productive. Checks and balances my friends. No rants this week. I'm too busy being thankful.

Until next week loves, stay blessed, positve, and know that every new day is an opportunity. An open door to new ideas and a fresh start.

Hugs

Be well...

 

Hey Dawnettes

Today has been a little difficult. My mind is always racing and I have so many ideas, it's a little hard to contain all of them. As the weekend draws closer, I'm trying to keep calm and give myself permission to just breathe. My partner and kids are patient. They try to give me space and time to do what I really want to do. Write. But they want my attention. I need to balance work and home. I am starving right now but I need to blog. Check on my social media accounts. At this very moment my only thoughts are to have a grilled cheese sandwich and watch Boxtrolls. (I love cartoons.) I did get some things done this week. Important things for my career and my relationship with my partner. It isn't easy. Although when I put my headphones on and listen to my music, I'm transported into another world. I'm at peace. I can write and be productive. Checks and balances my friends. No rants this week. I'm too busy being thankful.

Until next week loves, stay blessed, positve, and know that every new day is an opportunity. An open door to new ideas and a fresh start.

Hugs

Be well...

 

So excited...

Hey Dawn Loves,

Tonight I reached another milestone. I completed my first interview. It took a little tweeking, but rest assure I am very pleased with the outcome. I am so grateful that this author chose to be the first "author of the month." I am literally crying as I write this. There are so many dimensions to me and my brand, and I have only just begun my journey as an human being with many interests. 

By the way, I just saw Bruce Jenners interview. As he goes through the most difficult decision of his life, I applaud his courage and strength to open his life for the world to see. Some will mock him, say hurtful things, and even go as far as disgracing him and his legacy.

I for one won't be that person. I am proud of how he is living his truth and I am beside myself at the fact that he will finally be happy with the image staring back at him in the mirror. I hope someone out there in the world will be inspired and know they are not alone. 

Be well...

D.

Hey Dawn Loves!

There is so much going on that I can't describe my joy. I will be featuring my first author interview here AND a very special guest. A friend asked me just yesterday, "how do you seem to find time to all the tasks I have and seem to hold down a day job?" Thankfully, I have a job that allows me some free time. To create, write, blog, post pics on Instgram, or just to live my life. 

I can honestly say I have to find a balance. Afterall I am a Libra! That's what we do. Time management is the key and I may need some assistance if things get any crazier. In the next five days, I will announce an event that is coming up in June along with the other features just mentioned above. It will provide a different dimension to my brand and a little inside of what makes me tick. 

Thank you for taking the time to come here to get some news and interacting with me.

Be sure to stop by and see the lastest pics in my Vampyir gallery.

Until next time...

Be well,

D.

Getting back to posting!

Greetings, salutations, and all that jazz my Loves!

This is my first posting on my new blog segment. I will try my best to post here at least once a week. It will be one of my goals to accomplish this year.

Recently, I was contacted by a fellow Facebook friend on how to organize my goals and to really make an effort to follow through. I am the first to admit that procrastination is and has been a component in my life that I struggle with. I know if I want to reach the next level in my career, I have to address this head on. As a writer, there is a preconception that you are writing 24/7. That is the farest from the truth. As much as I would like to write continuously, I have a life. I have a fantastic, loving partner. I am a mother of three beautiful adults. I have a full-time job and I try to stay active on different outlets that are associated with my career. Somewhere in there I have to eat, rest, light (very light! lol) exercise, and at the very least enjoy the fruits of my labor. I never take anything for granted nor do I expect the next day to arrive. I prepare for whatever may come, but I do try to live in the moment. 

I want to inevitably change they way I approach projects, my writing skills, and how I network with people. I want to connect in a way that promotes all facets of my life with my audience and the people that are close to me in my camp. Posting weekly here is one of the ways I will obtain my goal.

I have to get back to finishing this second book in my series, but please come back for my weekly posts, pics, and an insight to who I am and what's to come in the near future.

Have a wonderful week ahead and I will see ya later!

Be well,

D.