sometimes i come across a quote that bears some kind of significance and i want to share it with you dear readers. sometimes it's based on where i am in life or a certain event, sometimes a quote just reminds me of a friend, or sometimes it makes me think.
happy friday! i hope you are all having a fabulous summer...seizing every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, flowers, cookouts, swimming, and all the other fun stuff that comes with summer. like s'mores.
and i also hope you're taking every opportunity you want to somehow enhance your life, whether it's through work or volunteering or just something that makes you feel good. recently, i was given an opportunity to do just that. (one of the reasons i've been a little absent the last couple weeks. i've got quite a full plate!) it's very exciting and a little bit scary, but it's a great opportunity and i just couldn't pass it up.
here's my exciting news: i was approached to write for a new, local, quarterly publication!!! totally crazy-awesome, right?! in case you couldn't tell, i'm very excited about this new opportunity.
as i assume you know, i love to write. (and if you didn't know that, now you do.) i started this blog with that being 50% of my motivation. (the other half of my reasoning was that i love crafting and cooking and whatnot...and i know there are people out there that would like to hear about it. like you awesome readers. and thank goodness you do!) having this creative outlet has been nothing short of amazing. and sharing my blog and my blogging experience with friends, family, acquaintances, and people i meet has been even more amazing.
so amazing that when i met this lovely gal, jen, the publisher of this new local paper, the conversation quickly turned from getting my company to advertise in the publication to our love of writing and then to this little ole blog. (things always work out for a reason, don't they?) as it turns out, my company will be advertising in her publication, and this little blogger will spread her wings to print.
spoiler alert: i've actually been published twice before in another local paper, the green energy times (here - page 24, titled 'enfield couple deserves a big hand' and here - page 8 'ck out the new 2011 cr-z'). and those were also awesomely exciting chances to write, despite the lack of pay. (not that that's why i do it. because i haven't made a dime off what i write here either!) but every opportunity you take could give you more. and that's where i am right now...with more opportunity!
so, now that i have chance to write (in print!) for another publication, i wanted to express my sincere appreciation to my readers, to the interwebs, to the world, to anyone who wants to listen. i am so, so grateful. i feel blessed to have been given these opportunities, and i want to make the most of them. and i totally appreciate your support!
so, as full as my plate is, i'm also feeling very content. being offered new opportunities? exciting. staying busy with friends and family this summer? rewarding. working my a$$ off, both at the gym and at my two jobs? satisfying.
i'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of my summer and hope you do too! i've got a lot of fun posts to write, but finding the time has been challenging. so, hopefully, little by little, i'll have some new recipes, projects, and adventures to share here on mkp.
i hope your days are full of excitement, your hearts are feeling rewarded, and your responsibilities satisfy your needs.
when opportunity knocks...answer it!