Waking up today knowing that The one an only Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series!
Usually I go to bed on November 1st knowing that if I didn’t early vote I was going to have to navigate the long voting lines. But not last night… I closed my eyes after thinking about how I started this year and how I am finishing and I feel pretty good. See, I started with some goals to finish before the end of the year and I have already knocked those goals out of the park! I signed a contract on this day last year to hire a “writing midwife.” What is a “writing midwife” you ask? in my case she guided me through the process of figuring out what I wanted to write about, to whom, and why. This was no easy task because, I must admit being a writer was never an aspiration for me. Unless it was writing script for tv, radio, or the such. I produced, directed, and edited a television gospel music video show early 2000’s (but that is a different blog post). So thinking of writing really freaked me out because I was concerned about not having enough too say or sounding like I didn’t make it out of grade school. I know I can be very hard on myself. True story. But that is my truth… Yet and still….in a year I have a complete book…..a complete book……A Complete BOOK!! I am so filled with joy! This book was a “labor” of love… A Labor of Love for my sons…I know that it takes a supportive community, what some might call a ‘village” to raise a child. I wanted to share my experience as a teacher in the public school system and my journey raising four sons. Which I equate to the Astros winning the World Series. Parenting requires us to make adjustments depending on the challenge….should we throw a curve ball or walk the batter. This is most learned during the teen years. Sometimes we have to go up to bat for our kids and sometimes we need to pitch. Either way we need to keep our eyes on the ball and keep our head in the game! Our kids are depending on us to not to get discouraged during a rally by the other team or a strike out but to see the big picture. Sometimes minor adjustments in our parenting style to meet the needs of our particular child will keep us on course for being an MVP in the World Series of Parenting. For strategies to be a World Series Parent pre-order A Guide to Social Media Era Parenting today! As a Houstonian, Birthday Lady, and Hurricane Harvey Survivor I am a Winner!! Oh, and the MVP for the Houston Astros Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez after winning the World Series! Beautiful love story and a winning beginning! Imagine what was going through his head during the game……winning was the only option….he wasn’t thinking about being the MVP but a FIANCE….bae goals……no redo….do over……he had one objective……with an unmatched motivation to put a ring on it in a once in a lifetime fashion! Congrats!! I definitely want to interview him and be at their wedding!! #HoustonAstros #WorldSeries2017 #WorldSeriesParenting