Writing Is a Good Career Choice

Are you a young person who is not sure of the career path you should take? Are you an older person who is not happy with your current career? In either case, you would be wise to take some time and carefully consider all of your career options. You should choose a career where you can use your talents on a daily basis. People who have a good imagination might want to consider becoming a writer. This is a very rewarding profession for the people who are good enough to have their work published. Here are a few of the reasons why writing is a career you should seriously consider pursuing.

1. Writing allows you to express yourself in ways that you can't in most other jobs.

You might be a person who has a lot of thoughts and creative ideas bouncing around in your head. You might have stories that you want to tell. If this is the case, being a writer enables you to allow your stories and ideas to spill onto the page. Most people have jobs that do not give them any sort of creative outlet. Writing is a job that gives you the ability to take all of the emotions that you are feeling and channel them into a novel, short story, article or even a blog post.

2. You will decide when you will work and when you will take time off.

Are you tired of waking up early in the morning because you need to go to your job? You might be sick and tired of battling the same traffic jams for five days every week. The grind of a regular job can take its toll on people. However, being a writer is much more convenient. You will never again need to wake up early or battle rush hour traffic. Those things will all be in the past. Writers determine their own working schedule. Are you a night person? If so, you can do all of your writing in the middle of the night. It really makes no difference when your writing is done. The only thing that matters is that you are able to turn in your work before your deadline. Daniel Handler  is a successful writer. Handler has said that he enjoys the easy schedule that being a writer affords him.

3. You will be your own boss and control your own destiny.

Are you currently working at a job where you absolutely hate your boss? Have you watched many less qualified people get promoted instead of you? These are common problems that many people are forced to endure in a traditional working environment. Fortunately, writers do not need to worry about either of these things. You will become your own boss when you become a writer. You will decide what to write about and how much writing you will do on a particular day. You will never have to endure getting passed over for a promotion that should have rightfully been yours. You will have complete freedom. The only exception to this is if you decide to become a newspaper columnist. In this case, you will have a boss who assigns you topics that he or she wants you to write an article about.

The Carols of Christmas {a Review}

I'm a sucker for Christmas, I'm a sucker for books...so Christmas books are always a soft-spot for me. I love them. I recently finished The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant, which was a good read. A bit heady at parts, but I loved finding out a bit of the history behind some of my favorite Christmas carols.

I did think it would read as more of a short story narrative, particularly given the title mention stories, but it read more as a research paper. The author has definitely don't his work and knows what he's talking about. It's just rather lost on me, who doesn't have much musical history or theory knowledge. All in all it was an interest book and one I'm sure I will go back and look at again and again.

I received this book for free through the BookLookBloggers review program. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. You can find my disclosure policy here.

Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook {a Review}

First off, I thoroughly enjoyed the original The Trim Healthy Mama and most of what they said I could completely get behind {I just don't care for Stevia}. The Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is exanded with tons more recipes and ideas of healthy eating! This book does work as a stand alone to the original, but if you read the original first it will greatly improve your understanding of the whole system.

The book starts with explaining, briefly, what the basics are of following their plan. Goes into what gadgets and special things you need to have and keep in mind, then follows very quickly into the recipes. I love cookbooks. I love all the pictures of food. This book has beautiful pictures all through out, with really great descriptions and directions on how to prepare the dishes.

Looking through the book every single recipe was something that sounded delicious! So much variety and possibilities for someone who is looking to lose weight, while still feeding their family food that their kids are actually going to eat! 

If you're someone who dabbled in the THMP {Trim Healthy Mama Plan} before, this might be just what you need to get back in the saddle. If you're not, it's a great place to start with healthy meals for ANY family {regardless of whether you want to lose weight or not}.

I received my copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review: You can read my disclosure policy here.

3 Months Old

It’s here…one of the first milestone ages, in my opinion. Three months always marks the beginning of a new baby-phase….they’re out of the newborn and firmly planted on the brink of greatness! Rolling over, sitting up, teething, and grabbing things are on the horizon! Big things ahead!

There aren’t many words for this little boy…he’s incredible in every way possible.


*Weighing in at almost 15 lbs –Avie was the biggest at 13.5 lbs at 3 months {you can find the boys’ 3 month post here}
*Able to hold up his head
*Sleeps like a champ…naps on and off all day, then sleeps from 9/10pm-7/8am….incredible!
*Immediately goes to sleep during tummy time
*Starting to discover his hands
*Officially a thumb sucker…he hasn’t had a “Georgie” in 2 weeks YAY!
*Loves to “stand” in your lap
*He’s maxing out the 3 month clothes and is getting moved to the 6 month this weekend


Here’s all of my boys at 3 months {Clockwise from top left: James, Peter, Henry, Peter}

My Boys at 3 Months