Mindset Monday

It’s December. How the heck did that happen??? Besides all the holiday stuff, I need to really nail down 2019.

I have a vision board to make.

A time capsule journal to set up.

Figure out my writing schedule.

My yearly budget.

Yikes! I need doughnuts… lots and lots of doughnuts.

And while I’m focusing on 2019 yet I need to stay planted in 2018.  I have set up 2019 personal journal. I’ve picked my focus word and personal growth goal.


I feel I have become very fragmented over the years so this year is all about connecting those pieces (last year was defining who I was and I do believe that I did. I have a much clearer picture of who I am. I just need to connect these roles. Find a balance of sorts. Now I have no false ideas that I will have an equal balance. Life or at least my life doesn’t work like that).

My word last year was complete. I’m the overlord of unfinish projects. I did do better which led me to this year’s word. Commit. Not only do I need to commit to projects but also for the roles I have claimed for me. I can’t waffle every other day on if I really want to run a Virtual Administrative Assistant business. I need to commit.

As part of my yearly budget I’m going to focus on minimalist life style (not I’m not going hard core – let’s be real. I need books. They are a part of me) for 2019. I did Dave Ramsey last year (I may do a recap… I’m on the fence for this). But as a kick-off I’m planning a no spend month for January and I’m reading…. 31 days of living well and spending zero by Ruch Soukup.  Guess what day 1 is all about? COMMIT.

So what am doing to end 2018 with a bang??? Edits for A Witch’s Curse, promo The Christmas Reunion and baking. I’m doing a blog post on Thursday about the secrets for the prefect cookie tray. I’m also doing Christmas crafts with my 7 year-old. Check out my Instagram Lyncee_shillard for overload cuteness.

I’d love to hear what you working on for the present and future…what’s your mindset?

Mindset Monday

Today’s mindset is …. crazy time and chapstick.  I just came off a weekend of parties with 7 year old guest. It was beyond brutal! And we have 3 more parties before Halloween.

To this maddness I have decided to participate in NANOWRIMO (write a book in a month). And I have content edits for Witch’s Curse. And I have 2 book releases. So I’m really counting on the force of the doughnut to be with me…


I have set up my NaNoWriMo planning book. I’m a total pantser… I’m going to write To Trust a Demon. (I’m hoping it makes it into the 2019 publishing schedule). I’ll have a blog post and youtube video on how to set a NaNoWriMo notebook on Wednesday on Tasarla’s blog

So besides writing NaNoWriMo I’m kicking off my VA blog which will have a grandparent raising or co-raising their grandchild(ren) slant. I go live on Novemember 1 so I’ll have a link next Monday if anyone is interested. I’m talking about getting back into the groove of menu planning. I’m going to use the post as examples of my content skills.

I’m also launching my Journaling site November 1.  November will be focusing on the Tree of Life – your tree of life. Who are your roots? Who are your branchs? Who are your leaves? I’ll have the sign up link here on Thursday.

Because you know who needs to sleep???

I’ve waited for things to ‘settle’ down. To find my groove with the seven-year-old being in school. I’ve decided there is no groove and I’m loosing time trying to find it. So, I’m setting my own groove.  If I don’t try, I’ll never know.  I’ve waited a lot of years for things to settle down. For there to be a time for me to get my hustle going. No more, I’m hustling and everyone is going to have to just come along with me.


I told my seven-year-old that I was going to start a new dance and he would have to keep up. He asked me if we were dabbing or flossing! I love him so hard.

And now onto the second thing consuming my mindset…chapstick. And lotion. But mostly chapstick. Every fall, all the mositure leaves my lips and moves south. I swear!!!! It’s brutal. It’s not a one tube problem. I need a tube by my bed, in my purse, by my computer, in the kitchen, EVERYWHERE! And I need to replace them almost weekly. Right now my favor flavor is sugar cookie (it tastes like a doughnut). Am I the only  that has a favorite flavor?

Does the season change cause your body to go crazy?



Journaling through life…

Last month I highlighted a time capsule journal. This month it’s going to be a non-journal into a journal. As I’ve said earlier there is no right way or wrong way to keep a journal. A journal is a place for personal expression. And that expression can be anything.

I truly believe that a journal is a way of reaching inside ones self. For this week and next week, I’m going to feature a gift book. I picked up the one I’m using at the dollar store.

So far the book has lead me on a deep reflection….Anyone can catch your eye, but it someone special to catch your heart. I thought of – and listed – all the people who have caught my eye and I tried to give my heart too only to have it end in disaster. Then, because I like balance, I listed those who still carry my heart.

Another day was pure fun… Love is the greatest refreshment in life… Pablo Picasso then I added besides vodka and wine 😉 I listed three of my favorite Valentine drinks (which I’ll have tomorrow for thirsty Thursday)

I’d love to hear about the type of journals you keep.