The ‘ber month’s are here at last. I put my fall decorations up, and I’ve never been so ready for September. I thrive this time of year, and there are big things on the horizon.
I have so much to do this month, but I’m so excited regardless of that lengthy list. My biggest excitement is for my book and finally getting to hold a paperback edition of this project that has been a long time coming.
Eat the Damn Muffin
Being an author has been my dream since I could hold a damn pencil. I remember winning a poetry contest as a teenager and thinking, this is it. I’m going to be a writer in any way possible.
I had a complete book of tarot poetry- a collection for every card in the major and minor arcana ready to be edited and published, but my ex destroyed that computer and dream. So, I kept trying. I kept writing, and even though I put down my cards, I started blogging.
Blogging has been a way I could live my dream, but it became more. Housewife Hustle evolved from a mom blog about the everyday hustles of life to a multifaceted space for many topics, including self-love and body positivity. It showed me that inspiring others and helping people see their beauty was something that reignited my passion even more.
It led me to my book. I started out writing just a small e-book. Being new to the self-help genre terrified me, but I needed to help someone, anyone. So, I kept writing. I kept chasing that dream, and now I’m finishing up the paperback edition of Eat the Damn Muffin.
The book should be published and released by the very end of this month. I shoot the cover this coming week, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. If it helps just one person see that they are incredibly beautiful just the way they are, then I will feel accomplished. This journey has been magic, and I think that’s why September is hitting me right in the feels.
A Pledge Rather than a Goal
I thought about setting goals for this month, but I wanted to make a pledge to myself instead. I could work on ad space and ways to monetize my blog. I could work on layouts, and so many other aspects to improve Housewife Hustle. What I actually want to do is make a pledge to myself.
I will work on my confidence every single day. I will continue to love and appreciate my body for everything it has carried me through and witnessed in my life. I want to pledge positivity, and regardless of set backs or any of life’s ups or downs, I will not be brought down. I will continue to spread body positivity and acceptance, despite any negativity thrown my way. I will do this for myself. I will do this for you. I will do this.
This week was a crazy one. I was called names, had pictures reported, and I was basically knee deep in drama and chaos. Despite all of that, I came out with my head held high. I’m exhausted but extremely proud of where this journey has taken me. I’m going to keep pushing, and I can’t wait to share my book with all of you.
I’m not taking a break, but there may be some changes. Hell, I posted every single day this week. This momma is tired. I love my blog, but I do need to slow down a tad to make sure I have plenty of time to make these final book edits absolutely perfect.
With all of that being said, I may have slightly shorter posts or skip a few Coffee Talks. It all depends, but I will keep everyone updated about my book. The body and sex positive and blogging posts will still happen. I’ll also still be sharing collaborations and partnered posts. I just have to keep up with the balance I have set for myself.
Having said all of that, Monday is Labor Day, and I’ll be spending the day with family. There won’t be a Coffee Talks, but keep an eye on my Instagram for picture updates and mini posts.
Have a wonderful next few days!
-With Love, Jenni