It’s been one year since my first post on Tales From a Part-Time Sunshine. I’m thrilled to report that I hit my 50th post on my first blogiversary which also happens to be my twentieth wedding anniversary. It was a good cause to celebrate.
I average about a post a week, and with my full-time teaching career and busy calendar outside of work, I’m satisfied with this volume. I love writing as Part-Time Sunshine and plan to stick with it. Here is the welcome letter inviting you to hop onto my horizon. Be sure to read to the end for a chance to win a gift card:
Welcome to my narrative horizon about our wacky, wondrous world. There’s no pattern to my inspiration, so my pieces range from silly and mundane to serious and heartfelt. Here I share true, slice of light pieces about family, friendship, dogs, womanhood, health and wellness, wine, education, shopping, shoes, spirituality, reading, writing, entertainment, the moon, the sun and anything else under our sky.
I am a high energy, middle-age active woman who is constantly on the move. Filled calendar pages give me pleasure and purpose, but they also stress me out and make me more scattered than your average part-time sunshine. The older, busier, and more disorganized I get, the more I need to recharge in order to relax and refocus.
This blog gives me a chance to take a timeout to savor life, collect scattered memories, highlight sunny moments, and unclog cloudier ones. I seek balance, meaning, hope, and laughter that I’ll spread like PB&J through my stories.
My professional, home, and social fronts keep me hustling while giving me stories. I am a full-time high school English teacher, mother to two adolescent daughters, pet owner to two furry dogs, wife to one witty husband, relative to many loves, and friend to those who embrace my friendship.
I’m also a part-time sunshine who strives to be lively, bright, lighthearted, and comforting. Oh how I wish I could make my sunshine status full-time, but no can do. When the sunshine zest is too exhausting, and warmth becomes a scorcher, I lose the chipper optimism you’d expect from someone with nicknames like Sunshine or Sunny D.
It can be a cockadoodle-dodo world, so being constantly happy and smiley while being honest and genuine is a trick I’d like to master.
For now, I’m a part-time sunshine, at best. When frazzled, my daily mission is to dazzle and find some extra beaming reason to smile and share why. Random rays and small warm shimmers are the best, like double rainbows at a wedding, a greeting card among the bills in my mailbox, or a spotless bedroom cleaned by my daughters (who jest that this blog should be called Full-Time Nut Job, Part-Time Sunshine.)
I invite you to follow me on my horizon. There’s a chance of sunshine (and a handful of nuttiness) in it for you, yours, and everyone else under the sky.
Thank you for your continued readership. Pass on my blog link and website link to your friends and family on social media. If you let me know that you did this, I will enter you in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Reminder: Don’t forget to review my ebook “The Pencil Sharpener” by October 26, 2017, for an additional chance for a gift card. Let me know if you gave a shout out by tagging me in a post or contacting me. Have a day you dreamed of!