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!

About Those Horoscopes

All my life I've loved reading my horoscope. When I was twelve I sincerely believed it would forecast my future. By the time I was twenty, I was certain it did. It took a few more years before the generality of horoscopes became apparent to me.

Today I still enjoy them. Sometimes they provide inspiration: "Your perseverance and hard work will pay off. Don't give up." Other times they gave me hope: "Stay still and wait. The unexpected will surprise you." Today's horoscope was new one. It actually gave me permission. It said:

"As you slow down for an easy Sunday, you could feel exhausted. Try to eliminate any errands or responsibilities you can put off for a different day. Recharge your batteries. Tonight: play it mellow."

Wow, did I ever love that horoscope. It gave me permission to relax and appreciate the easy kind of day I had. I made sure all my indoor and outdoor work was done yesterday, as well as laundry, shopping, and errands, too. Today was really free. I went to fit club (someone still had to let me in the door – someday I'll get it – who would've thought the hardest thing about a new exercise program would be getting in the door!) then I cleaned and washed my car and planned to end the day with the Pats/Jets game on now. It's been a long, long time since I had a Sunday afternoon with both a clean car and a clean house to start the new week.

I really feel different after starting the new exercise program. More energy. More like my old self of years ago. I remember this lazy, happy, satisfied Sunday afternoon feeling from a long time ago, when my kids were still young. Since retiring it seems my life was never settled. Things were never done. I was always anxious, and, for a bit, severely depressed. I just never I felt I was doing what I was supposed to doing with my retired life. The difficulty of retiring was not anticipated and took me by surprise. Climbing out of that was exhausting and there hasn't been energy to have a weekend like this in a very long time – where I felt organized, settled and I was just where I'm supposed to be doing just what I'm doing.

Today my horoscope not only gave me permission to enjoy my peace, but to help me find my old self again. Take a quick peek at your horoscope. What does it give you? While we all know it can't predict the future, maybe it can, in its own funny way, offer you some inspiration, hope, or maybe even permission to be right where you are supposed to be.

And so, as another day goes by, great strides have definitely been made, a long week is done, and….I have written.
Go Pats!

The Horoscope

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