What I’m Doing Right Now

I’ll update this page every so often, so you’ll know what I’m up to.

May 2019

  • It’s our 12th wedding anniversary this month! My husband and I didn’t intentionally plan it for Memorial Day weekend (we wanted to get married close to our college graduation date so out-of-town family could attend both), but it’s been great to have a day off of work near/on our anniversary every year so we can spend it together. Happy accident!
  • I’m the primary caregiver for my two kids and also the nanny for my two nieces. A lot of work this month has gone into prepping my calendar for summer. It’s tricky coordinating all of their schedules!
  • I’ve been reading The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. Nothing groundbreaking, but very pretty to look at! Best advice: Broaden the labels (“snacks” vs “Ritz crackers” or “fruit rollups,” so your organization can change as your needs do)
  • I’ve also been reading a friend’s work-in-progress (WIP) novel. So far it’s pretty good!

April 2019

  • The blog goes live! I’ve been wanting to share about Christian minimalism for a while, so I’m really excited to help other women sort through the clutter to pinpoint their values and focus on what really matters to them.
  • It’s my birthday—whoop whoop!
  • I read this fantastic article called Are You Taking the False First Step? I wanted to read more, so I bought his book called Break the Twitch. Short in length, gave me lots to think about—definitely worth the read.

March 2019

  • I’ve always had weird teeth, but over the years my bite has shifted enough that I can’t eat properly. That means it’s time for braces! This is the new me for the next couple of years.
  • Finally shed my “Internet grandma” status and joined Twitter. It’s fun! You can find me @AprilMackWrites

January 2019

I’ve joined Hope*Writers, a community of writers who support each other as they develop their writing careers. There’s an extensive library full of resources and lessons for every stage of writer (beginner to pro), and live interviews every week with an expert in the industry.

Update: It’s been so helpful for me! I’ve gained writer friends who understand me, accountability partners who support me, and knowledge that’s enabled me to better serve others through my writing. I highly recommend joining if you’re a writer, even if all you write is privately in a journal. And definitely if you’re a working writer. (FYI: That is an affiliate link.) It totally changed my writing game!

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