About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

30 Seconds to Decide

30 seconds. That’s it. 30 seconds to decide and make a new plan.

I never, ever let anything get in the way of my workouts. They happen on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. When something like an appointment, or travel, or a holiday interrupts them, I always reschedule – never skip. That’s easy to plan for. It’s the unexpected “crop ups” that could derail me.

This morning on my way to my workout I was approaching the rotary on 149 and realized I forgot something important for my work today. The rotary was coming up and I had 30 seconds to decide to go around it and go back home or continue on to the gym. In that 30 seconds I pictured my workout not happening, my day starting late, my food all messed up, and on and on… Once on the rotary I headed straight to the gym. I reasoned that the material I left home could be worked with tomorrow – even though it won’t be as quiet of a day as I’ll have today, I’ll make it work.

After my workout I was glad I made that choice. Clocking in and sipping my protein drink felt so much better than if I had hurried home, hurried back and rushed to start work. Both my body and my mind had a calm start to the day, making the quality of my work today so much better.

And so, as another day goes by, I realize it’s the small choices that add up to the big decisions that guide us on our path.

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