May was a bit of a whirlwind. This is probably only the tip of the iceberg in terms of lessons this crazy month had to teach me. If I listed them all we’d be here all day, so here are the most pertinent things I learned in May:
- That I’m glad I did Whole30–it actually taught me a lot of things about my health and eating habits, too many to mention here–but paleo as a lifestyle isn’t for me.
- That I can work on two books simultaneously, as long as they’re in vastly different stages, and as long as I don’t also try to blog.
- That I can make word count on my novel and write an entire freelance article on the same day.
- That I shouldn’t try to do that too many days in a row.
- That nonfiction and fiction are very different in terms of how agents get signed and publishing deals get made. A lot more work (i.e, actually writing the entire book) is typically required up front in Ficlandia.
- That the nursing staff on the cardiac floor of Hillcrest South is pure awesome. Ask me how I know.
- That there is a fist-sized hole in our roof, courtesy of a fallen limb.
- That we’re surrounded by awesome neighbors.
- That Ben & Jerry’s dairy-free ice cream is creamy and delicious.
- That God is faithful and his ever-present provision never ceases to amaze me. The way He came through for us and held us up during the tougher and scarier events of this month served as a much-needed reminder of that.
What did YOU learn this May, friend (and can you believe it’s June already? Where is the year going?) Tell us about your own May lessons in the comments!
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