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Penny

I am so beyond overjoyed right now! My cousin had her baby yesterday! She is absolutely beautiful. Penelope (Penny). She has the roundest little cheeks that you just want to pinch and the cutest little legs. She came a two days late from her due date. 7 lbs 14 oz and is 20 1/2 inches. I can’t wait to meet her. It will be so long from now, I won’t meet her until September, but I just can’t wait!

When my grandma saw her picture, she started tearing up saying how beautiful she is! Her great granddaughter. My family is just filled with women. I have thirteen cousins on my moms side, and there are only four boys. I have five nieces from that side of the family, no boys lol. That’s okay. More than okay, that’s amazing! My cousins are such strong women, I know they will raise such beautiful little girls to be empowered and independent as they were growing up.

It will be a crazy day though when one of my cousins or sisters have a boy. Or even me, but that won’t be for a long, long, long, long time lol.

Sorry for the random post, but I am just so happy for my cousin and I needed to write about it <3. Hope you all are having a beautiful day!

Until next time…

Justine

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The Low

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days.

I finally reached the low. The low I was anticipating, the one that I never expect, the one that takes me by surprise every single damn time. Luckily I have good company for this one. Trying not to stomp around too much for this one. I just don’t have the energy to do anything right now, let alone write on here. Sorry. Hope everyone is having a lovely week.

Until next time…

Justine

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Last Night

I have to say, yesterday was a really great day.

I was really worried that I was going to have a low day, what with it being Valentine’s Day and it being the first time in four years that I was single during it. I was concerned that I was going to have a set back. That I was going to get sappy, think about old times and reminisce over something i don’t want anymore. Because that’s what over-thinker’s do. We overanalyzed every little thing that we do even when we know we have made the right decision for once.

But yesterday wasn’t like that. I spent the day at work, which was surprisingly relaxed, and then I went out to dinner with some friends and we just talked and laughed for three hours straight. The best part was, we didn’t feel the need to document the night either. None of us reached for our phones to take pictures, to go on social media or even to answer a text we received. It was just us

It was a really good night.

Then I got home around 9:30, sat down and wrote some for my story and then just watched a rom-com with my grandma (that part sounds super lame but I don’t care). In case anyone was wondering we watched Someone Like You. Cute movie.

I’m still waiting for the moment I panic and send myself down a spiral of crazy, but for last night, it was really peaceful. And I am so beyond grateful for that. I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday.

Until next time…

Justine

 

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Set It Up

Self-doubt sucks. I have been doubting myself for so long, I just stopped thinking I can do anything I set my mind to and I have been settling for so much in my career. I just gave up.

For the past few months I have been obsessed with this movie called Set It Up, it’s a Netflix original. It is just so relatable to now days and you know that’s exactly what they were doing. I feel so connected to the main character who is just to scared to put herself out there in the work force, afraid of rejection so she just stays in her assistant job, working for someone who makes her miserable but yet is her inspiration. Continue reading “Set It Up”

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Rejection Emails

For the past month I have been sending out queries for a literary agent and it has been interesting so far. I have been updating and changing little things for the story for a while, as well as editing so it’s changing. So with each new literary agent I look into I make a note of it, and make sure to send them my updated version of the changes i made to the first chapter they are receiving.

So far I have sent out nine emails to literary agents. I have received three responses back. All rejections. Continue reading “Rejection Emails”

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Living Life On Purpose

I love that quote. It’s from the book I was telling you guys about in the last post, You Are A Badass. At the end of Chapter 4 she is talking about one of her clients that go hit really hard with the Big Snooze where obstacle after obstacle hit him as he ventured off on his own trying to make his dreams happen. The poor man got hit by a bus! Among other intense crazy things that any other person would have thrown their hands up in the air and said screw it! I give up! But he didn’t. And this is the part where she says this:

…setting an excellent example for his kids about living life on purpose.”

Continue reading “Living Life On Purpose”

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Imperium News

I have some really exciting news! My story on Wattpad has now received over 50 votes, has almost 350 views and has reached 80 comments! This is with just six of my chapters up! I don’t know if this is a really big accomplishment on this site, but I feel like it is. I don’t know how others have done with their stories on there, but I feel amazing. it has just been two weeks going on three and I have never felt more proud of something.

This isn’t a big lengthy post, and I have no idea if I am supposed to be posting on here every day or how long each post is supposed to be, but I don’t care. I treat this blog like my diary and I wanted to share this on here so badly. So.. yeah!

I will be posting a normal sized post on here tonight. Thank you for reading.

Until tonight 😉

Justine

P.S. here is the link to my story if you guys wanted to give it a read… just saying.