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Better Days and Good News

Today is a better day. Last week was horrible and ended in in great pain, but I’m fine and so is my husband. Several people reached out to me to express their concern and well wishes, which made me feel loved. Thank you to everyone who contacted me. It’s inspiring to know such kindness still abounds.

The last few days have been good. My boss told me a few weeks ago that I would be receiving a nice promotion. I’m happy to say I received the paperwork on my new position on Tuesday, and I’m officially a little higher on our corporate ladder. This is a welcome promotion for which I believe I’m up to the challenge.

That same day, I received an email from Crowder College stating they were publishing the story I submitted to one of their Crowder Quill contests. They won’t announce how I placed in the contest until May, so I have to wait. Then on Wednesday I received another email from Crowder College telling me that they were including my story in a theatrical production. I never dreamed I’d see my work in live action!

The incredible part of this is the fact I only submitted one story to the contest this year. I usually send three or four in different categories, but I only had one I wanted to send this time. That makes it extra special to have been chosen for a ranking, publication, and stage production.

Crowder Quill is a literary-art magazine produced by the Magazine Production Class at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. I enjoy entering their competitions and love the finished collection. I’m always amazed by the amount of talent represented in the publication. I’m happy to say that I’ve been published in Crowder Quill several times. You can click here to learn more about Crowder Quill: https://crowderquill.com/.

I’ve heard that life is a circle, but I don’t really see it that way. I think of it as a roller coaster. There are super highs, sharp curves, and sudden lows. I can’t see what’s coming next, but I deal with each climb, dip, and curve as it comes. I don’t know how much time I will have on this Earth, but I intend to enjoy as much of it as possible.

Stay safe, and find joy where you may, my friends.

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