Whew! The last two weeks of October feel like a daze! My husband was tasked for a surprise deployment and so he’s off doing Air Force things and I was swamped with volunteer obligations, and making my boys Halloween costumes. I also had to help my younger son transform a cardboard box into a Police Car for his Kindergarten’s Transportation parade that conveniently took place on Halloween. Last night my boys actually got to celebrate Halloween and show off their Minecraft costumes. They had a great time and their costumes garnered a lot of attention from kids and grownups a like so I was happy they were happy.
I can not believe we’re already three days into November and I’ve not written a single word for NaNoWriMo! My friend Michelle challenged me to write the 50,000 word goal in five days, yes it’s absolutely insane but apparently there are a lot of us who are keen for the challenge, all you need do is Google, Five Day Novel (#50K5DAYS). I’m going to start that on Tuesday or Wednesday, but today I will be jumping into NaNoWriMo today! Yay!
I cleared off my desk of all the crafting stuff that had accumulated and tidied up my office and I’m ready to go! I made myself a homemade London Fog Latte ( at Starbucks ask for the London Fog Latte, if you get a blank stare from your barista, simply ask for an Earl Grey Latte with a shot of vanilla syrup.) I’ve got my playlist cued and just recited this prayer I love by Marianne Williamson who in my opinion is a profound writer of prayers, via her book
Illuminata: A Return to Prayer. This prayer speaks to me and I like to recite it before I begin writing as I’ve found it helps me relax and clear my mind of all the clutter. I thought I’d share it with you just in case you were feeling stressed out over the 50K word count goal!
This prayer is listed as a “deliverance” prayer in
Illuminata if you’ve got a copy and want to look it up for yourself.
Deliver me to my passion.
Deliver me to my brilliance.
Deliver me to my intelligence.
Deliver me to my depth.
Deliver me to my nobility.
Deliver me to my beauty.
Deliver me to my power to heal.
Deliver me to You.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!