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!

Frustration At Its Best

My last post was May 27th. Today is June 7. Really? I haven’t had a thought worthwhile of sharing since may 27? No. That’s not the case. I have thoughts. Everyday. Good thoughts that you might like to hear, except I have no time to sit down and flesh them out into a readable post. That is frustration at its best.

I have thoughts to tell you about like this one:
Right now I’m working double shifts to cover my manager’s vacation, I need to make my final payment for the upcoming wedding – 31 days! Yikes! I still need to find rope to make the chair decorations, I need to finish wire wrapping the centerpiece decorations, then there’s the house and yard – that never ends – and on top of all that I have to illustrate this book by the first week of August. No time. Today I worked from 9-12. Don’t get me wrong – I loved it. I helped some lovely people get their fitness life started. Then I worked out myself. I haven’t had a chance to work out since Tuesday and I’ve been stressing over it. When I left at two o’clock, I was thinking of all the stuff I could get done this afternoon, getting more stressed, and then I stopped. I remembered a devotional a friend of mine sent out this week. It said, “beware of your strength against those challenges. You have Me (God) beside you, so no set of circumstances is too much for you to handle.”

I took immense comfort in that, then I changed my plans. I thought to myself This is the first beach day on Cape Cod after a long, cold winter. You live here. Are you going to miss it?

Not on your life! Steve, (Erin’s fiancé) I went “beachin'” today! Took my chair and radio and spent a glorious two hours sleeping on the sand and watching the tide come in! Came back relaxed and refreshed to go to dinner with my husband (who JUST arrived a day late after an absolutely horrendous work week).

Today I learned not to stand against the mountain and feel how small I am. Instead, I let go, gave it to my God and appreciated everything about the mountains before me. I don’t HAVE to climb them – I GET to.

And so, as another day goes by, I’m thankful for these few moments I’ve been given to share my thoughts with you, I’m not going to measure myself against the mountains in my life, and…I have written.

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