Today on Author on the Couch:

An Intimate Look Inside the Minds of Authors

I conduct a session with

Shelly Chalmers.

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Me: Tell me about an experience that had a profound impact on your life.

Shelly: I think it has to be my one and only car accident. I was barely a month over 18, and was driving my younger brother and cousin to a movie. Not more than a couple of blocks from home, we were in a serious accident while turning left that rolled and totaled my small truck, and sent all three of us to hospital. I walked away with a couple of tiny cuts and bruises, whereas my brother suffered a broken pelvis. It could have been much worse.

I felt I’d almost killed my little brother and cousin, and this coupled with the fear I might do it again made me refuse to touch my driver’s license for close to a year. Even today, sometimes I find it difficult to be a passenger in a car. Fear lingers, even just talking about the accident, and it comes back when I least expect it, like the first time I had to drive my six-month old to a doctor’s appointment.

And yet, the accident also made me realize my priorities in life lay with family and friends – those I’d injured, and those who helped me cope. I learned how love and passion for something can overcome fear, since it was for a volunteer position I wanted so much that I faced my fear and got back behind the wheel. I learned that no forgiveness is harder than forgiving yourself. And I believe maybe, as horrible as some things are, they just are. The universe sends events into our life with no malice, but merely as an opportunity to become the people we’re really meant to be. I’d like to think I’ve gotten better at overcoming fear in all areas of my life, but some days this is more true than others. πŸ˜‰

Me: Wow. Wow. Wow. I love how you look at things. So powerful that I needed to create a quotable!

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What personality trait of yours helps you most an author?

Shelly: Stubbornness. I refuse to give up or turn-back, and to keep moving forward. Sometimes, when things get really hard, it’s stubbornness that sits me down in front of the computer to battle the words again. And eventually, it’s enough to get me through to better times.

Me: In this industry stubbornness is a MUST.

What personality trait of yours hinders you most an author?

Shelly: High standards. I hold myself to very high standards, which can sometimes make me my own worst enemy and harshest critic. This, coupled with a stubborn nature, can cause me some grief, especially when I can’t let go of my own high standards to just create with less concern about the quality of the end product.

Me: What was your high point as a writer?

Shelly: I was over the moon (almost literally!) when in 2014 I got the call that I was a Golden Heart Finalist. I’d promised myself that it would be my last time entering after trying…well, I’m honestly not certain how many times I entered. πŸ˜‰ It was like a last-ditch effort, and somehow, it happened. I think I floated for days, still not quite believing my writing had qualified me when so many very talented writers enter that contest each year.

Me: We can’t talk high points without talking about low points. What was your low point as a writer?

Shelly: Sadly, I don’t think this happens just once, but in something of a cyclical fashion. Ironically, I felt awful about my writing in the months leading up to learning I as a finalist in the GH. When the rejections start adding up, or I start that awful habit of comparing my path to those of other writers, well, it gives my inner editor fuel to berate me and my writing. In 2014, even before that unexpected surprise of the GH final, I realized one of the things I was missing was outside feedback: without a steady critique partner, it was easier to see only the negative aspects of my writing and nothing positive. In dark times, I’ve also written out my list of reasons why I continue to write, even when it seems hopeless, and one of those reasons is always to show my daughter that it’s worth fighting for your dreams, especially when it’s difficult. How could I teach her that without living it? Now, when I hit those dark spots, I trust in my wonderful CP’s opinion that maybe I don’t suck as much as I think. And I keep writing, since sometimes, that’s the only way to get to the other side.

Me: I love your strategy of listing all the reasons you continue to write. That “fight for your dreams” is so important. Every day in my office, I see people who poo poo away their dreams in order to be more practical. Really what they’re doing is killing their potential for happiness.

What’s the most painful rejection or review you’ve ever received? How did you get over it?

Shelly: I think possibly the worst rejection I’ve had was because at first, it seemed so hopeful: an editor was interested in my work and wanted to champion it with her publisher. I was carefully over the moon. πŸ˜‰ However, it was less than a week after when I got the rejection: the acquisitions board didn’t agree with the editor. What made it better was that the editor wrote such a kind rejection, I could tell she actually felt terrible about the news.

As an unpublished author, sometimes it’s the rejections with each step closer to “yes” that are the hardest (just like those “we really liked it, but we just didn’t love it” replies.) On the negative side, it’s like almost grabbing the golden cup…only to have it dissolve into sand between your fingers. But, on the positive, as I did with that rejection at the acquisitions table, I have to believe that every “no” puts you one step closer to the “yes” I want. Besides which, even getting that far means you’ve come some distance in your career already, and that can’t be all bad.Shellynoyes

Me: What book do you wish you’d written?

Shelly: There are a lot of wonderful books out there, but currently, I really wish I’d written FIREBIRD by Susanna Kearsley. Not only is it well-written with this complicated double-plot that all hits the plot points simultaneously, PLUS it makes you want to know what happens next, and the ending actually made me cry and search the book to see if there were any more chapters. Giving readers a satisfying and intriguing read, and tapping into their emotions is my goal as a writer.

Me: What’s your life motto?

Shelly: My life motto is: “It is as it is.” It’s something I’ve embraced because I’m a bit of a control-freak, and sometimes rail against things I can’t possibly control, like how other people react or feel, sometimes just life in general. It reminds me that although there are some things I do have control and influence over, the ones I can’t I have to let go. Twisting myself out of shape, holding onto anger or resentment, none of that actually does anything to change what is. Sometimes, you just have to accept and move onβ€”hopefully to something you can control.

Me: “It is as it is.” That’s so simple. And so hard. One of the greatest sources of human suffering is ‘arguing with reality’. Acceptance of reality brings us peace. Acceptance does not mean we condone bad things. It means we change the things we can and we let go of the things we can’t.

Let’s switch gears and talk about your writing. Tell me about your book FROZEN STAR.

Shelly:

The library is the only place Meredith Lefroy has ever felt at ease on her home planet of Pemberley. A society modeled after Jane Austen’s books, Pemberley’s Regency mores don’t exactly embrace an intelligent, knife-wearing, career-oriented woman with no desire to wed. But when Jason Blayne –space pirate, family friend, and the only man Meredith has ever lovedβ€”strolls into her library, Meredith knows she has the chance for adventure…and just maybe a life where she’s truly free.

 

The last thing Jason needs is a too-clever-for-her-own-good librarian aboard his ship, especially when he’s just joined the rebellion against Pemberley that might throw humanity and the solar system into a fourth world war. And he definitely underestimated the trouble a librarian can ignite, both with the rebellion and in his heart.

 

Even as they flee authorities and skate the thin line of peace between the rebels and Pemberley, they discover not only a love they’ve both longed for all their lives, but also a deadly conspiracy that may change the destiny of humanity forever.

Me: Share with us a favorite paragraph from your newest release.

Shelly:

What I love about this paragraph is that my protagonist Meredith gets to be even more sarcastic and self-deprecating than me. Plus, I think it hints at a moment many of us have felt: where we desperately want to deny something is true, even though we know we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment and potentially hurt. Still, this is a romance, so they have to overcome eventually. πŸ™‚

“There was something deeply wrong with meβ€”perhaps too steady a diet of romances and a malicious streak of optimism within my spiritβ€”that made me hope for just a moment that Jason would change his mind. That I’d turn and he’d tell me Gracie wasn’t his lover, I’d merely misunderstood. That he admired who I’d become. That we weren’t separated by a great divide of ideology and society.”

Me: I super duper love your phrase “malicious streak of optimism”. Wow.

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64 comments to “Author on the Couch: Shelly Chalmers”

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  1. Linda Bailey - June 9, 2015 Reply

    I will read your book. I am afraid to write anything here as my writing skills are a quarter of yours. And yes, never give up. My name is Shelly and I can do anything.

    Your Aunt Linda

  2. Shelly Chalmers - June 6, 2015 Reply

    Thank you so much to everyone who read and commented. And thank you to Abbie for having me. πŸ™‚

    I’ve randomly drawn a winner for the $10 Amazon gift certificate, and it’s IreAnne. Congrats, and I will be in contact shortly. πŸ™‚

  3. Vanessa Barneveld - June 5, 2015 Reply

    Hi, Abbie and Shelly. A wonderful interview. Shelly, I’m right with you there on the cyclical nature of publishing. Looking back, I’m kind of grateful for those low points because they make me appreciate the high points even more.

    And, Shelly, Planet Pemberley? Love that idea! I *must* read this book!

    • Shelly - June 5, 2015 Reply

      Hi Vanessa, thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚ You make a great point about the cyclical nature of our industry and the low points helping make the high all the sweeter. All just part of the journey. πŸ™‚

      And glad you like the idea of Planet Pemberley. It’s been fun. I hope you will be able to read it in not too long. πŸ™‚

  4. Jessica Ruddick - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Hi Shelly,
    I could really identify with the high standards comments, I don’t know if anything I write will ever be good enough. I try to look at the bright side of this, though. At least it means we’re constantly striving to be better, right?

    • Shelly Chalmers - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Jessica, those high standards can be killer, can’t they? Especially after you read a book that’s absolutely fabulous and wonder, gee, will I EVER be able to write that good??

      But yes, I think it always means we’re striving to be better. Just so long as we don’t beat ourselves up too much–and are willing to eventually let go of the story–high standards are a good thing. It’s all that balance part, right? πŸ˜‰ Because it is high standards that keep us reaching and improving, and that can’t be all bad.

      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Jessica!

      Thanks for dropping in!

  5. IreAnne - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Wow! Shelly, I love your book premise! I can’t help thinking Firefly meets Jane Austen. Absolutely amazing. Love space pirates and what a great idea, Regency in space. Well done πŸ™‚

    • Shelly Chalmers - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi IreAnne! I’m so glad you liked the premise, and I think I’ll use your “FIREFLY meets Jane Austen” if I may, as I my quick pitch. πŸ™‚

      Yes, this is definitely my take on FIREFLY. I’m a big fan of Whedon’s series, along with having a history that likely includes too heavy a dose of Star Trek. πŸ˜‰ It’s all of that which has gone into this book, including a rather irreverent sense of humor. πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words. πŸ™‚

      • IreAnne - June 4, 2015 Reply

        Absolutely! I am also a trekkie at heart along with my penchant for anything Darcy πŸ™‚

        • Shelly Chalmers - June 4, 2015 Reply

          Thanks IreAnne! Yum, yes. Darcy is definitely my favorite Austen hero. All he needed was a bit more swashbuckling and he’d have been ever so perfect! πŸ˜‰

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi IreAnne

      Thanks for dropping by!

  6. Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Hi all! Thank you so kindly to Abbie for having me, and I’m only now available and responding due to Internet issues. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I am replying to comments, so do keep them going – there might be a $10 Amazon gift certificate in it for one lucky commenter. Plus, I feel very privileged to be here, and sorry I’m so late!

  7. Barb Heintz - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Abbie, your questions really dig into the psyche of your authors. They reveal some awesome things about themselves. Shelly, I admire your courage for putting that incident behind you and look where you are today. I’ll have to check on your book FROZEN STAR. Wonderful interview.

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Barb! Yes, Abbie definitely has a gift for choosing her questions, which is part of the pleasure both being on and reading her blog. πŸ™‚

      And thank you so much for your kind words. I assure you my courage is imperfect, but the fact that it’s a work in progress is probably what keeps me who I am…and not a super hero. πŸ˜‰

      I’m glad you liked the excerpt, and I hope you’ll be able to check out FROZEN STAR in the not-to-distant future – it’s not published yet. Hopefully good news I’ll be able to enjoy soon. πŸ™‚

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Barb!

      As always, it’s lovely to see you on my blog! Thanks for your support!

  8. Asa Maria Bradley - June 4, 2015 Reply

    What a great interview! I’m printing out those quotables. I also love “no forgiveness is harder than forgiving yourself.” It’s so true. And as women AND writers, we’re double hard on ourselves in that area.

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Asa!

      Thanks for dropping in!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Asa, thanks for stopping by! And wow! I’m glad you like the quotes, and enjoyed the interview.

      And yes, I think you may be right, that as women and writers we’re sometimes doubly hard on ourselves. No one is perfect, and while I know I accept that of others…sometimes I’m a bit more reluctant to forgive my own failings. πŸ˜‰ But, it always means we can keep moving forward and improving ourselves. πŸ™‚

  9. Nan Dixon - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Wow! you are wonderfully wise, Shelly! Abbie great questions. I love this column because it gives so much insight into why writer’s write!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Nan!

      Thanks! I feel like everyone has a story to tell–not just fiction, but the story of our lives!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Nan. I feel privileged to have been allowed my own session, because it’s such a terrific idea and so different than other interviews! And I’ve enjoyed reading them, too. As Abbie says, everyone has their own story, and perhaps because we’re writers, we’re especially curious to find out what that story is. πŸ™‚

  10. Laura Trentham - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Shelly! Frozen Star sounds amazing. I still think about your GH finaling blurb as well. Your world-building/imagination floor me! And, your outlook on life is inspiring. Wish I was going to RWA so we could hang out more:(

    And, Abbie, you are the Barbara Walters of internet interviewing! Fabulous series!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Laura!

      What a compliment! Thank you!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Laura! I wish you were going to RWA again too, but there will other opportunities in the future I’m sure. πŸ™‚ Neither of us seem likely to give up this whole writing-thing any time soon. πŸ˜‰

      I’m so glad you think FROZEN STAR sounds like fun. World building is a definite bonus of getting to write paranormal. πŸ™‚

      And Abbie IS the Barbara Walters of Internet interviews, but that’s part of why they’re both a tiny bit scary, and a whole lot of fun! Plus, she’s very nice. πŸ™‚

  11. Sarah Andre - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Oh Shelly,
    How great to see you on Abbie’s couch (hope she served tea and cake.) Here I’ve asked you to collect motivational sayings for a secret part of the TGN retreat and you’re tossing your own onto this blog like you were a born motivational saying speaker! Well done…hope to see those on the jpgs.

    What a scary moment that wreck must have been! Glad no one was seriously hurt. My sister is dealing with her 18 y.o. stepson just sideswiping a car of 4 people (totaling his own.) My sister has had to hire a lawyer, and will no doubt have a hike in her insurance– all from one split second in time.

    I hope Abbie never asks me to be on her blog because all of you come up with profound things that have changed your life-outlook and I’m just humming along, a sheltered little princess with no horrific event.

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Sarah!

      Shelly is definitely the person to use for motivational sayings! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Sarah, Abbie has been the kindest of hostesses, keeping all the cups full and greeting everyone while watching out for me, late and MIA!! I can only be grateful she had me, and humbly apologize for my tardiness. And I’m not sure I ever considered myself all that motivational. Those are just phrases I sometimes need to chant to myself and hold tight too. πŸ˜‰

      One split second can change so much. I hope everything turns out all right for your sister and stepson. I’m sure that split second has changed more than just insurance rates.

      As for you not having anything profound to say? I doubt that. πŸ™‚ We all have our own stories, our own challenges, and like everything else, it’s no good comparing them to anyone else’s. You have your own wisdom and reasons for your life outlook that have an intrinsic value of their own. I’m sure you’d be a lovely guest for Abbie, and able to share your own inspiration too. πŸ™‚

  12. Sheri Humphreys - June 4, 2015 Reply

    The entire interview was great. I loved your comments about rejection. I’m sending this link to a writer friend and I think she’ll value your views on rejection and your experiences. Thanks, Shelly and Abbie.

    PS: I totaled my car in 2008 and still think about that experience. I cracked myself up pretty good, but the other driver was fine, thank God. I can relate to how you must have felt with your brother injured. I can’t even imagine killing someone in a car. I don’t think I could ever drive again. I’m not surprised you still have fear. My dog was in the back–we were on our way to her groomer–and after the accident, she was petrified of riding in the car. It wasn’t until I got another dog and she had company in the back that she got over her fear. Fear is powerful.

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Sheri!

      It’s lovely to hear you’ll be sharing this blog! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Robin Olson - June 4, 2015 Reply

        Abbie and Shelly, Sheri sent me the link to this interview. How inspiring you all are. Sending happy thoughts and powerful wishes your way for a successful future!

        • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

          Hi Robin, thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by, and for your good wishes. Sending the same to you – may you find great success in whatever your endeavour, and satisfaction in your life. πŸ™‚

        • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

          Hi Robin!

          I’m glad you enjoyed the blog! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Sheri, thanks for stopping by and sharing! And yes, fear is indeed powerful. To me, it can lead to the worst kind of “what if” game. I’m so grateful things turned out as they did. And I can sympathize with your dog’s terror of getting back into a car; I had a hard time with that myself, let alone getting behind the wheel. Thank goodness you were okay, and I got to meet you as a Dreamweaver sister. πŸ™‚

  13. Carrie Padgett - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Wow, another great session, Abbie! Shelly, I’m thankful you’re so stubborn because that “last” GH entry is what brought you into my life (and onto Abbie’s couch). πŸ˜‰

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Carrie!

      Thanks for the positive feedback!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Carrie! Thanks for stopping by. I am very grateful for entering that one last time, too. I never even imagined the lasting benefits it would have – namely our group. Now, it’s hard to imagine life – especially my writing life – without all of you. πŸ™‚

  14. Christy McKee - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Shelly,

    You can certainly add “strength and fortitude” to your personality traits. You overcame a near tragedy and soldiered through overcoming your fear of driving.

    Just think if you had given up and not entered the Golden Heart one more time. You were stubborn enough to go for it again and it paid off–big time.

    Congratulations!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Christy!

      Thanks for dropping by the blog!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thank you, Christy. πŸ™‚ Believe me, I still don’t like driving, but especially now that I live in the country, it was drive or live as a hermit (which admittedly I still sometimes do, especially when writing.) πŸ˜‰

      And yes, I’m very grateful to have entered the GH that one last time. Not only was it an amazing experience and valudation, it brought me a whole new support system and connection with my amazing Dreamweaver sisters. πŸ™‚

  15. lenorabell - June 4, 2015 Reply

    What an amazing interview! And I love the excerpt. I second Julie – super proud to be your Dream Weaver sister!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Lenora!

      Thanks for popping in!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thank you so much, Lenora. Very proud to be your Dreamweaver sister, too. And I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. My POV, Meredith, has been a lot of fun too write, because she’s even more sarcastic and over-the-top than I’d ever dare!

  16. Amy Patrick/Amy DeLuca - June 4, 2015 Reply

    This was phenomenal! What great questions and powerful answers. I think I need to hire you *both* as my therapists. πŸ˜‰ Shelly, I have no doubt that you will make it.

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Amy!

      I was just thinking I needed to use Shelly as my therapist! She is a wise one!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      I will definitely leave the professional questions and care to Abbie. πŸ™‚ And thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, Amy. I always remember the words that eventually you will succeed…just so long as you don’t give up. πŸ™‚

  17. Shelly Alexander - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Shelly, you are an amazing woman, an amazing friend, and an amazing writer. You have all the qualities it takes to make it in this business and you inspire me every day. Write on!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Shelly Alexander!

      Thanks for popping in!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words, Shelly. Your hard work and dedication – never mind all the times you’ve encouraged me on this latest WIP, FROZEN STAR, are a big reason it exists at all. Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  18. Julie Mulhern - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Shelly,

    Just wow! Overcoming fears is the HARDEST thing to do. When I was in college, a car I was in hydroplaned off a dark highway. I ended up in the hospital for ten days. To this day, I hate driving at night in the rain.

    So proud to be a Dream Weaver with you!

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Julie!

      You are right! Overcoming fear is hard! But necessary to be happy. Living in fear isn’t living at all!

      Thanks for dropping in!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Julie, thank you! And I well understand that fear. Sometimes, even when I feel I’ve moved past those old fears, a bad day arrives and brings it all back. I’m so glad you recovered and proud of you for facing your fears, even if that means not liking it. Maybe that’s just what facing our fears means. And I’m so proud to be your Dreamweaver sister too. πŸ™‚

  19. Saralee - June 4, 2015 Reply

    What a great story, Shelly! And I love the idea of a Regency-style planet. That’s very cool.

    Your strength and stubbornness are really inspiring to me, too.

    • abbieroads1 - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Saralee!

      A Regency-style planet–isn’t that the best idea EVER?

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Saralee, thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚ The idea for the Regency inspired planet and my fictional world came from combining some of my favorite things: the Regency and pirates. Glad you like it. πŸ™‚ And thank you for finding my post inspiring; sometimes I assure you that my stubbornness can be my own worst fault too, but it is a way to get through the hard times.

  20. abbieroads - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Shelly!

    THANK YOU so much for being an Author on my Couch! Your story, your words, your philosophy on life are all AMAZING and INSPIRING!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      You’re challenging my math skills with every reply here (very good reason I work with words, not numbers) πŸ˜‰ and thank you so kindly for having me here, Abbie, even as I rush in, flustered and late. πŸ™‚

  21. Christina Delay - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Such encouraging words! Thank you Shelly for sharing your story! That excerpt is fantastic!!

    • abbieroads - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Christina!

      Thanks for dropping in!

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thank you for stopping by, and for YOUR encouraging words, Christina. I’ve been having a lot of fun with these characters and first person POV – my first attempt at a whole novel in first person.

  22. Pintip - June 4, 2015 Reply

    Great interview/session, Abbie, and Shelley, you are very very wise. I love your life’s motto and your attitude and perspective. Your book sounds great too! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • abbieroads - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Hi Pintip!

      Shelly is FULL OF IT!–It being wisdom!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

        LOL!!! Thanks, Abbie. And thanks for havingme here. πŸ™‚

    • Shelly - June 4, 2015 Reply

      Thanks, Pintip. I’m not sure about wise yet, but life is a journey where we have to keep moving forward somehow. πŸ™‚

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