With the announcement of the launching of Total Truth Workshops and the decision to take it out on the road, this author's life has been completely turned upside down!
I apologize for my neglect on this blog. Believe me, I miss typing out a weekly lesson or thought or announcement! I miss your feedback. And I miss getting out and interacting with all of you! But with the end of the Kindness Challenge, I was able to kick things into gear with the Total Truth Workshop! A lot of my energy is going toward the new "blog" called The Journey which is documenting my choice to live on the road and write and teach. So until I get settled and back on my writing schedule, you can get your Elizabeth fix from there or follow me on Facebook (which has been neglected as well... Oh! I'm terrible! Lol)
But I can't help but be super excited about my future! I am still up to my neck in marketing classes that will hopefully teach me how to best reach families and fill up workshops- cause a girl's gotta eat! But the workshop themselves are going to be AWESOME!!!!
I have included some fun activities and exercises so they are just not sitting around all day and while we do have SO much information to cover, I can promise all you parents out there that might be considering it, they will not be bored and they will come home transformed.
I have put so much prayer and research into the Total Truth Workshop that I COULD teach on it for weeks! But I'll condense it to the highlights and maybe offer some on-line courses later. But for now, I am mostly concentrating on finishing up my marketing classes. Working out the kinks on the teen workshop, creating a seminar to introduce parents TO the workshop and delivering some great parenting tips and then (as if that wasn't enough!) working on the next two books (one fiction, one non-fiction) and then this blog and Facebook.... sigh. Is it nap time? Lol
That being said, hopefully, I'll be able to get back on track again soon. I think you'll like the changes that are emerging, and the direction that things are going!! Thanks for bearing with me!
Congratulations to all the winners from the Goodreads Giveaway for my latest release, Waiting for the Sun!! Thank you so much for entering to win!!
I sincerely hope you enjoy Waiting for the Sun and if it so moves you that you feel compelled to post a glowing review on Goodreads and Amazon.
I so enjoy creating the stories and am so very grateful when my work is well received.
For those who did not win, I have a list of who entered, so if you are interested in purchasing a copy for yourself, I'd be happy to give you a code to take $3 off the $14.99 cover price as a thank you for entering! Just shoot me an e-mail or contact me here on the site!)
So- Congratulations again to: Melissa Bush, Traci Ann Ladner, Kathryn Dyche-Dechario, Jenette LeBeau, Scott Harris, Samantha Sookdeosingh, Michelle Domangue, Mary Michelle Tharp, Ann Madison, and Sally Huang
And thank you again to everyone for their continued support and encourag
Over the weekend, our country celebrated its birthday. So Meera, my trusty Great Dane, and I went down to the riverfront to join in on the festivities! There were crowds, and vendors and kids everywhere. Meera was in heaven! She loves all the attention she gets when we go to these events. And I enjoy the live bands, so it's usually a win-win. We find a nice spot to stand so I can dance in place to the music and she can wait patiently for kids and adults to come up to pet her, marvel at her size and compliment her on her demeanor. She loves every moment of it. She is patient and doesn't even slobber on people. She has to watch the tail every once in a while... but other than that, she is a most congenial festival-goer.
This year I noticed that when people came up to us, they would talk directly to Meera and not to me. It's only when Meera didn't respond to their questions that they'd finally turn to me for answers.
I met up with a few friends and while we were standing around, the people who would come up to pet Meera, would ask my FRIENDS about MY dog! I'm holding the leash and everything! As if I wasn't even there. They would ask my friends the "owner questions" like, how old, boy or girl, what breed, can we pet her...
Wouldn't you think to ask the one holding the leash those questions?? Me too, but everyone directed their questions else where.
So, the experiment continued. I handed the leash over to one of my friends to see if the questioning varied. NO! They STILL asked them instead of ME!! HELLO!! I'm the Momma!! So I stood watching my friends be the dog owner... it was weird.
But it got even worse! When my friends didn't know the answer to the questions they would look to me and I would answer them! The "petters" waited for the answer to come back through the friend, and then acted like it was the first time they heard the information. Sometimes, my friends would even say, "It's her dog." and they STILL wouldn't look to me! I have never felt so invisible in all my life!! I've always thought I was approachable. I try to be kind and friendly. I'm available to answer Great Dane questions... Big dog questions, good with kids questions... It was the weirdest thing. Even my friends were starting to see the reality of it so, it wasn't just in my head!
It turned into the joke of the evening, and even while Meera was attached to my wrist, I concentrated on the music and my friends socialized with the dog-folks that came up to Meera.
Who ever said bringing your pet to the park is the best way to meet people was obviously not invisible!
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