Well, this post was supposed to be something like a poem or short story, but as you can tell that’s not happening. However, the news is good. I have just been promoted to Assistant Branch Supervisor for one of our small single-staff branches!😁

It was an unexpected posting, and I almost didn’t apply because I didn’t think I would have a chance of getting it. It just goes to prove that when life offers you an opportunity, you take it. It’s better to have tried than to have the regret of never knowing.

I’m also getting back into doing some real work on my book (instead of the mish-mash of editing/re-writing that’s been happening).

Oh, and our boys got into their college programs (Acting for Film and Television/ Recording Engineer) and my husband got a promotion too.😁

I know that I’m bragging about our luck, especially because I know of others who have had a rough time, but all four of us have worked hard for our successes, and darn it, after the last year and a half, we need to end our year on a good note.

For those who are struggling, please reach out for support. Friends and family (and even coworkers) do wonders for your mental health (speaking from experience). If those aren’t a choice, please look into the services in your area.

I haven’t been in a good head space for a while. I’m now coming out on the other side, feeling more focused and happy. I just needed the time.

So, I may post something before Christmas, but in case I don’t, I hope that all of you have a wonderful holiday season. Find joy wherever you can.

Even a small candle can shine bright in the darkness. (wow, I’m caffeinated enough to be clever. 😉)

-Tina

(the post photo is mine)