Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 Year of Celebration: I Got the Chair!!!

I felt accomplished over the weekend! Yes, there is nothing in the world like knowing you can do something by yourself!

I am not the world’s most mechanically inclined person, but there are some things that just have to be done. I had to buy a new office chair. Of all the tools at our disposal, writers most often use our chairs, and they tend to wear out over time.

So, there I was in the middle of my living room floor with parts spread out all over around me. A package of screws and washers and caps, and even some handy tools for my convenience were included in the box. Oh, and also the directions. It turns out the directions are very useful in times like this, as most of my readers can probably attest.

One step at a time and I managed to get it all together in less than an hour! I was pretty stoked about that! Every Facebook quiz says that I will not survive any sort of apocalypse – not the zombie kind or otherwise. Well, I can put a chair together! That’s a start. Next time, I probably won’t even need the directions! Okay, maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself there, but a woman can dream!

Putting a chair together is minor compared to the other things in the world we have a tendency to fear trying. But, trying is the key, then sticking with it until it all comes together. It’s sort of like writing a book. It might not start out very well, but as time goes on and the story moves forward, it gets easier.

For now, I’m celebrating putting my chair together, and enjoying the seat of my labor! What are you celebrating today? Email me at and share your stories of celebration! Each month, starting in February, I will be sharing the triumphs of my readers!

Also, the new website is nearly complete, and I’m pretty jazzed about that too! It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to get started on my new adventure! Read about here on Butterfly Phoenix first!