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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Getting The Word Out

I have only 37 prompts to finish to arrive at the completion of the Your Life Spelled Out journal that will be published this year. I should be finished by 2/15 as that is my deadline.

I already am thinking of another book project. I will be writing as essay book about 40 people that are experiencing or have experienced mid life crisis . I will record what they went through or are going through and where they ended up on the other side.

I will be interviewing for the book after the Journal is finished (mid February).

If you are in fact in the middle of a mid life crisis or on the other side of one and would like to be considered please comment or email me at smsummerville@hotmail.ocm and I will ad you to my list to contributors to interview.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's been awhile since I have share photos of the grandbabies so here you go. Tyler is 5, Aubrey is 1 and Wyatt is 2. My little iphone babies!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Continuing to work on the new blog, continuing to grieve the loss of Olivia, continuing to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep, continuing to fantasize about another life, continuing to to write the book, continuing to set goals, continuing to shed pounds, continuing to create art, continuing to ponder everything about my life, continuing to be depressed, continuing to move forward, continuing to make life changing decisions, continuing to get to know myself, continuing to accept myself, continuing to learn to really be myself one day at a time.

Welcome to my Mid-Life Crisis

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Year Of....

I have named years for the past 10. For example, one year I named the Year Of Growth. I will NEVER do that again. Ha!

So when it came time to name this year I found myself in such a negative place that I decided that naming it just might not be such a wonderful idea.

I believe that feeling like I have no life of my own (self pity..YUK), looking in the mirror and for the first time really seeing signs of aging and realizing that (Yes Susan You Are Really That Old) and the death of a child that I was very close to was the catalyst for my uncharacteristic way of thinking (and acting I might add). I believe they call that mid life crisis. So in an attempt to reign myself in and handle this time of life with some dignity and not make any rash wild decision or act out any more than I already have, I have decided to start a contributing blog (that everyone may contribute to) that addresses the issues of mid life and baggage we have not dealt with that we drag into it. I will let you know when it is up and running.

For now this blog will be used to update anyone that cares what is happening in my life and the lives of the people I am closest to. I know ...boring huh!

This year Tyler will be 6, Wyatt will be 3 , Aubrey will be 2 and Mom will turn 70!
Hannah is getting married on June 3rd.
Camp Ed Bear is June 4th,5th and 6th
Akron Walks For Autism is June 18th (I am on the board of The Greater Akron Autism Society)
I probably will have to go to Asia at least once and I HATE even thinking about it.
I am going to Hawaii for the first time at the end of this month. That is something I am looking forward to.

I am diving into Art. Working on an Art Journal. Great Therapy for me and I desperately need it right now.

I am finding that the people I can act completely crazy with and they think nothing less of me are the people I need to be around. I have just a couple of those and God knows how I treasure their friendship.

Working on a gratitude list which is something I encourage all of my friends to do. It really helps put life back in perspective.

Drop me a comment and let me know how your year is starting out!

Sending Love,
I have learned in my life that the people you can act completely crazy with and they think nothing less of you are the ones you need to keep around.