Remembering Snow Day


Pamela Hester 01/2022
A snow angel with footprints

Last Saturday came and gone but not before bringing us a blanket of snow (or two). It has been years since my daughter and I had gotten out to enjoy something as beautiful as the snow. Though, it was brief because because beautiful as it may be, I can never enjoy snow for too long.

My daughter even got to make a snow angel, sadly, for the first time. I had to get it on camera. 😊

What Do You Love To Do?


(Scheduled post.)

The work and time authors put into writing their book is a task that is both challenging and rewarding. It’s almost doesn’t feel like work, but it is. Then there’s the reader who gets experienced in the world in which the characters lived. And go on this journey with the characters.

Being an avid reader is something that had done more than give me a place to escape. It is both relaxing and gives me this “book high.”

As I went through the days, weeks, and months of last year, so much had happened that I can’t even begin to list them all. I had gotten away and moved from an abusive ex where the person and environment took toxic to a whole other level. I was sick two months straight and had to force myself to do everything because I felt like a walking zombie.

In a previous post, I spoke about my doctor who doesn’t really do her job like she should. I ended up getting another doctor and was placed on different medications for my blood pressure. And I also ended up on anxiety/depression medicine.

And I also found out why I was always tired and weak– my blood levels for vitamin D were extremely low. I had gone through a few years with my previous doctor and she always claimed to not know why my health was declining. And here comes the new doctor who knew what to do and was able to get my health where it should be.

I can say so many negatives happened last year, but there were some positives too. I confess, my therapist had to actually help me see that.

Doing that 50-books Goodreads challenge last year had helped me a lot in so many ways. I am still glad I did.

When I published my book on January 22, I was happy but also a little sad. A little sad because like I mentioned before it is the month my dad was born. On Saturday, as I’m writing this, a family member and I were talking about my dad. While there are times I still get emotional even though he passed away almost 19 years ago, this person wanted to bring up bad thoughts they harbored about him.

And all I can think about is the weekend I keep trying to get in touch with my dad the weekend he passed away in November 2003. He was very sick and never wanted us to remember him that away. But all I can remember was trying to get in touch with him because I was supposed to move in with him. And since I couldn’t drive at the time, I had to keep finding someone to take me to him.. Come to find out, I was too late. He died alone and was dead for a whole weekend before anyone knew.

Okay, those memories are making me sad again, and I’m glad it is not November.

What I am saying is, no matter what is going on in your life, doing something you love can really help. Other than reading and writing, music, and watching movies are the things that I can solace in.

What about you? What do you find solace in? Or what do you like to do that you find happiness in?

Love and blessings to you.

— Pamela ❤

Not Taking Life Too Seriously #TuesdayTip


There are things I used to take so seriously that I would stressed over it. And the stress wasn’t good at all. I stressed so much that it has affected my health.

Now, I still take certain things seriously, especially if it is in my control. But, when things are considered important, I don’t let it just be. I influence those things in whatever way can.

Now, I still take certain things seriously, especially if it is in my control. But, when things are considered important, I don’t let it just be. I influence those things in whatever way can.

Taking life seriously doesn’t mean taking everything seriously. It means knowing what will impact your experiences in life, taking those things seriously, and shaking off everything else. It means taking seriously what is in your control and not stressing over things that aren’t.

From: medium.com

Do you take life too seriously? Why or why not?

Book Trailer & Release Date


Good morning/afternoon. After much deliberation with myself, I have decided to release my novel on January 21, 2022. I am a bundle of nerves to the point where my anxiety is grinning like a Cheshire cat from the backseat.

I am sure a lot of authors have felt this way, and along with other emotions for their first time. It doesn’t matter if it’s they’re traditionally published or self-published; the swarming of mixed emotions would still occurred.

Not only have I chosen this month because it’s, well, the first month of the year, but mainly because it is my dad’s birthday month. He was born on January 6th. (May he rest in paradise.) Though he’s not physically here anymore, I still want to honored him in some way. And, I finally was able to buy him a headstone.

I’m not going to get all mushy right now, but this month means so much to me than the month I was born.

Well, I have named one of my characters after my dad and mirrored the behavior of the two. That part was unintentional, and character “spoke” to me to keep going, so there’s that.

The book trailer, (you already know what it is) is to share a visual of the main characters, and so on. While looking back at the video, a thought hit me that I haven’t done an interview with my character, Caitlin like I’ve done with Paris and Trent. Hmm, we shall see.

So, tell us in the comments, what your first time publishing a novel was like? And if you haven’t publish yet, what are your thoughts about doing so and feelings about it?

Thank you for reading, and watching.

— Pamela 💜

Music sample created by: My Daughter

Interview with Paris – Click here

Interview with Trent – Click here

(I don’t own rights to the music. Photos and videos credit: pexels.com, bookbrush.com, and storyblocks.com.)

A Feathery Moment


From Pamela Hester

As some of you may have remembered, I had written a post about collecting feathers I’ve found. You can view the post here.

I haven’t stop collecting feathers. The feathers I collect are the ones that I (and my daughter) found in my/our paths. I believed there are over 60 feathers now since my last post about feathers.

It is said that oftentimes it can be messages from the Universe, and/or a loved one who has passed on, or angels.

It is a wonderful feeling to still find feathers, or have them find me since a few years ago.

What about you? Have you ever found feathers in your path before? How do you feel about them?

From The Minds Journal on Pinterest