And by minute, I mean, about a year.

Here’s a very succinct recap of what I’ve been up to, just to catch you up:

RelationshipsTravelingHangingoutwithmydogHikingTakingWalksInTheRain

ClimbingTreesImprovTeachingImprovStartingABusinessMovingAwayFromTheBusiness

SpendingTimeWithFriendsAndFamilyFallingInLoveMovingInRedecoratingEatingBreakfast

WritingArticlesResearchingFreestylingMakingArtMeditatingReadingWatchingTheGreatBritishBakingShow

SwimmingBartonSpringsMoreGreatBritishBakingShowGettingOffTwitterGettingBackonTwitterGetting

BackIntoWritingDoingLaundryGettingNewBedding

I think that about sums it up. So onto new things: as you can see, I am back on the blog, baby! If you’re being a good detective a la Randy Potts (Peter Able series, check it out), you might have surmised that this means I am getting back into Author Things.

And I am – I’m feeling excited and re-motivated to get back into my books/articles/author career, after nearly a year of exploring other things. My last post announced my new company, Present Company, which does still exist. But in exploring creating a business and working directly with teens, I realized what was missing for me: WRITING!

I really need the creative expression of writing in my life, and while I’ve continued writing poetry and articles over the past 12 months, I have put marketing my current books and writing new ones on pause. And this blog post is here to tell you, I’m pressing play. Or, taking it off pause. Or if you have an AppleTV, just pushing that big button in the middle.

At any rate, I’m aiming to get back into writing more on this blog, being more active on Twitter and my Facebook author page, contributing more to Elephant Journal, and ultimately, creating new books*. 

I’ll have an announcement soon about those new books and new content. For now, I just wanted to say – it feels good to be back. You’ll hear more from me soon!

❤ Natalie

So, today is the last day of my Kickstarter for “Just Call Me Is: An Introduction to Mindfulness” (for kids).

I am beyond excited to report that the Kickstarter made the goal (and then some!) so “Is” will be coming at you, available on Amazon (digitally and in print) this December!

For more info on the book, you can check out this ol’ blog post I wrote about it, or you can visit www.JustCallMeIs.com

There are still six hours left in the campaign, so if you want to pre-order your copy by backing the project, don’t wait!

Thanks, all. Happy reading!

Natalie