About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. 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!

Show Up

Once again my inspiration comes from my members. Each day they come to me with wonderful non-scale victories. This week was no different.

Wednesday is my only day to be at work at 8 am. Yesterday as I was walking up to the door at about 7:40, the door burst open and a member stood on the sidewalk with his arms wide open and said, “I did it! I never thought I could make a 7 am class, but here I am! I did it!”

I replied, “Yes you did! You showed up. I am so proud of you!” He went on his way and I went into the club and both of us were starting our day off with a win. He and I had a conversation about signing up for that class – because of his schedule this week he couldn’t make his usual afternoon class. Rather than just skip the workout, we rescheduled to the early morning class. He was hesitant. He really didn’t know if he could show up that early in the morning. But he did. He showed himself he is capable of way more than he ever thought.

That’s what “showing up” does. It pushes us past our comfort zone. Breaks our usual routine and shows us just how much more we are capable of. Every time I attend an event that I didn’t want to go to, I come away with a renewed sense of purpose. I meet people and hear things that inspire me. Every time I try a new cardio program that I was not sure I could do, fearing it would be too hard, I realize I can do way more than I ever imagined.

Saturday is our kick off with a new group of 6 week challengers. Are you one of them? If so, make me proud. Show up. Show up for your weight session. Show up for your class. Show up for your weigh in. Show up to do extra cardio. If you are an at home challenger, do the same. Show up in front of your computer and press play. Show up to shop and prep your food for the week. And guess what? You will make yourself proud. Whether it’s week 1 or 6 for you, show up and show yourself just what you are capable of.

And so, as another day goes by, remember…

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