August is my birthday month, and as I’m gearing up to turn 31, I’ve started to reflect back on the past year. There are a few things I’ve learned this past year.
1.) I’m no more famous now than I was a year ago. Darn.
2.) Hydration is actually very important. Water is good for your body and skin. Don’t underestimate the power of water.
3.) Kids really do grow very fast, and time seems to go even faster. Cherish the small moments.
4.) If something is on my mind, it’s best I stop whatever I’m doing and complete the task I’m thinking about. No matter my good intentions, it will NOT get done later.
5.) Don’t underestimate the power of the wand and the wonders it can do for your self-esteem. A little lipstick/lipgloss and mascara are powerful mood lifters. One little swipe is all you need to boost your appearance and attitude.
6.) Grudges are silly.
7.) Friends are imperative.
8.) My husband will never read my mind. It’s best I just spell it (whatever “it” is) our for him.
9.) Exercise and myself will always have a love/hate relationship.
10.) And the last and probably most important piece of knowledge I’ve gained over the past year, no matter how often or how many times a day I clean my house-as long as little people live with me, my home will always looked lived in. Thank God!
Erin Bevan was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. She spent her teenage years working for her aunt at the local gas station flipping burgers and making milkshakes dreaming of the day when something better would come her way.
Fast forward ten years later, she found herself stuck inside an apartment in South Korea while her daughter went to preschool and her husband went to work. Alone and unable to speak the local language she turned to books for a friend. After reading a few hundred in such a short time, she decided to try her hand at writing one.
That first one sucked, but by the fifth and sixth book, Erin started to get the hang of this writing thing. Getting the first contract in the mail was a dream come true. Now, with three babies at home, she squeezes in stories one word at a time, one sentence at a time, one day at a time. She’s a full time mom, a full time wife, with a little writer sprinkled in whenever she can get the chance.