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Energy

The past few weeks have been life changing for me, if I'm being totally honest! 

I mentioned a few posts back about my Hashimoto's diagnosis, and without getting too involved, I've basically come out of the fuzzy brain/fatigue/total exhaustion thing due to a super simple medication change and several lifestyle changes.

I'm not about to get into all the details, but let's just say having energy to actually live your own life, take care of your family, and pursue your dreams is one of the very best things you can ask for in life. Health is such a blessing!

Have you ever experienced fuzzy brain before? It's terrible, and if you've ever had a child, you probably know exactly what I mean. It started when I was pregnant and lasted until about 2 months ago (so, almost 2 years now?). Among many side effects of having a head full of cotton has been a major lack of creativity. 

Again, I'll spare you all the boring details, but let's just say I now feel a whole new wave of creativity and am finally starting to pursue one of my BIG dreams again, which is children's illustration. 

There's so much more to say on that subject, but for now I'll just leave you with these few sneak peeks. :)

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Just dropping in today to share a quick update on my Wait List for my Custom Portraits- 

I'm now booking into late March and would like to keep my list around 3-4 months out. This week I'm offering a 20% discount on my Custom House Portraits with the code "BEMINE". This discount applies to my House Portrait Gift Vouchers as well!

I don't normally offer discounts on my House Portraits, so take advantage while the offer lasts! The code is good through the end of the week! (Offer end officially at midnight CT on Saturday.)

Happy Valentine's Day shopping to you!

A Few Portraits Lately and My Reading List

I've been feeling burned out lately on all my usual podcasts about relationships, science, business, money, marriage, etc. Since I work alone, I tend to consume large amounts of audio throughout the day. Lately I've been craving story over sermon and conversation over a business to-do list. Plus, I've noticed a huge drop in my mental energy since having a baby.

But I still really want to read and learn, so I decided to try out an Audible subscription. So far I've listened to...

I find it terribly difficult to sit and read at night. I'm just too mentally drained in the evening. And I've also found that I relate much more to female writers than male. It's nice to mix up my reading material from fiction to memoirs to nonfiction to novels to self-help. Too much time in one genre is monotonous for me.

One of my favorite things to do, I've discovered, is paint while listening to an audiobook or draw while watching TV. Of course, I paint in the studio but watch TV in the house occasionally when Seth is away on business. I'm currently re-watching the show Call the Midwife. We don't have cable, so I rely on our local library to supply me with DVDs, old-school-style. ;)

What about you? What's on your reading list right now? What shows do you watch in the Fall?