Birthday Reflections – August 21st

Today, August 21st, I turn 69 years young. Wow! That’s just almost unfathomable.

Yes, something like that. πŸ™‚

I don’t have to tell you it’s been a crazy year because we already know that’s a fact. But there has been a mixed bag of blessings as well.

Most of you already know that I landed a publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press for a new series. My #TarotTuesday blog has taken off and gets a lot of visitors, which makes me very happy. The messages that come through the cards are always spot-on and almost everyone can find some aspect of the card that fits into their lives.

I am starting to get some traction with the #SundaySpotlight and will be featuring a monthly post from different music artists. The music industry has been hard-hit by COVID-19. With the bars closed, they have nowhere to play their music. It’s a struggle.

I’ve released two new short stories. They have both been well-received and I am super grateful for all the reviews that have flowed in!

I’ve started a newsletter. If you did not receive one from me in the last few days, and would like to, please list your email address in your comment to this post and I’ll add you to my mailing list. I intend to send one newsletter per month, so I will not bombard your inbox.

Let’s see. What else?

I’m super thankful for my health. This time last year I was in severe pain with fractured ribs. It has taken a good nine months to recover, but I’m back to being me.

Since virtual school started, I spend 7 hours per day helping grandkids with online learning. It’s not easy for them or for me, but we are muddling through.

In between school, I am going through the editing process for “Ghostly Interference,” the first book in The White Rune Series to be published by The Wild Rose Press. I can’t wait for a cover reveal! Hopefully soon!

What does the next year look like? I have no earthly idea! All I know is that we’ll all get through the best way we can!

So, here’s to 69! For all you youngsters out there, I can tell you it isn’t bad!

51 thoughts on “Birthday Reflections – August 21st

  1. Happy belated birthday, Jan! I’m so sorry I missed this. I seem to be behind on everything lately. I hope you had an amazing birthday weekend. Wow! You’ve had quite an accomplished year despite everything going on. Good for you! Congratulations on all your achievements! Wishing you many more happy, healthy, love-filled years and continued success. When I grow up I want to be just like you. πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  2. Happy Birthday, Jan! I never would have guessed your age! I’m a year ahead of you, and happy to report that there are no obstacles ahead that you can’t handle. I’m sorry about your ribs, but happy that you’ve recovered. May you enjoy this year and the many years ahead of you! Blessings!

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  3. Remember when 40 seemed old? 50? 60? Well, other than this bad back and the other various pains I’m afflicted with, I feel pretty darn good at 61. 18 with 51 years of experience works too. Happy birthday! I say embrace it, Jan.

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  4. Happy birthday, Jan! 69 years young is definitely the way to approach life. I think you are bursting with positive energy and a wonderful spirit. Thank you for sharing that on your blog and all the best to you!

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  5. Happy Birthday Jan! You look amazing for 69!! Best of luck with your books which I somehow alreasy have according to Amazon so I have to go Goodreads to see if I’ve read them yet. Stay safe during these uncertain times and enjoy all that time with your grands! That is one of the positives out of these crazy times. More family time!

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    1. That is so true, Stephanie! Family is such a gift and these uncertain times have shown us that! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great day!

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  6. A very happy birthday, Jan. There are calendar years and actual age. I believe you are young at heart (a characteristic of many Baby Boomers).

    Sounds like all in all you’ve had a great year. I was excited to get your newsletter!

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  7. Happy Birthday Ms. Jan- I can tell you that you DO NOT look 69. You’re so beautiful and such a live wire. Keep smiling and entertaining everyone you’re around. I just purchased both of your book and will get them read and reviewed for you. Here’s to your 18th with 51 years of experience! Love you, Dear!

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