Well, it certainly does not feel like spring up here in Ocean City. We’ve experienced frigid temperatures, nor’easters, and today it is even snowing! Fortunately, this unfavorable weather has given me ‘hibernation time’ to focus on my freelance writing.
I am excited to officially announce I was selected to attend a press trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico next month! Specifically, I will be visiting a preschool called Centro Infantil de los Angeles which helps single mothers maintain jobs to support their families. I am very excited for this incredible and rewarding opportunity.
Not to mention, San Miguel de Allende was voted the ‘World’s Best City’ last year by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and Meryl Streep even went there for a visit two weeks ago! I can’t wait to write about my experiences when I return.
This month, I also passed the 50 mark for completed freelance assignments in 2018, which is already considerably higher than 2017's total of 8 assignments.
Currently, I’m working on submitting a short story for consideration to the Delmarva Review. My story focuses on a young athlete who finds herself questioning whether her passion for the sport she once loved is still there. I don’t have much of a background in creative writing, but it’s always been something I wanted to explore. I’m anxious to see if my story was accepted. If not, there’s always next year!
I have several other assignments in the pipeline, and I will be a busy bee the next few weeks trying to get them all turned in before I leave for Mexico.
House renovations are coming along. Last week, our cabinets were installed, and we’re hoping to have countertops installed next week. After that, all we will be waiting on is floors and painting! The goal is to move in before April1st.
My beloved senior pup, Stanley, is undergoing a heartworm treatment. Before you judge, please know that since I adopted him, I have remembered to give him heartworm medication on time every month. Unfortunately, heartworms take several months to come up on a test, so we weren’t able to detect the heartworms’ presence on previous heartworm tests. He seems to be hanging in there since receiving a painful treatment injection in his hip, but sadly, he has to endure 60 days of remaining completely docile (no running around). It has been a challenge keeping him calm, considering the fact he often gets the ‘crazies’ when I return home from work!