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Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls of wisdom that she has acquired along her journey. It is great to have you here, and Angel hopes you enjoy reading this month’s Serendipity.
Can you believe it? Massachusetts, along with the rest of the east coast had an earthquake and a hurricane all within a week of one another. Fortunately, we didn't suffer through any physical damage. However, there were several power-outages, including my neighborhood. I learned a lot about myself during the two days we were out of power. Although, I thought I would go stir-crazy, because I am one who is always doing something -- I managed to endure it. The toughest part was the refrigerated foods being at risk and not being able to work during the day of the hurricane, as I had a project deadline. The good thing is that although we had to throw some food out -- many items inside of our freezer were saved, because we had several ice packs inside, which maintained the cold.
It is easy to panic in situations like these, but if you are prepared, it doesn't have to be so traumatic. I found that the smaller LED flashlights were more user friendly and less costly, as most use AAA batteries. We happened to have a hand held portable shortwave radio with AM and FM, which was quite handy. We were able to listen to the news reports during the hurricane and listen to music when we just needed a little bit of entertainment. Being a girl who uses a curling iron daily, I felt so fortunate to have my cordless curling iron to use while the power was out. Now, I remember the reason that camping outside isn't very appealing to me, because roughing it is definitely not my thing. However, I learned that I can rough it, if necessary and I learned that the situation could have been much worse. I'm grateful that it wasn't too terrible and that my husband and I had a few laughs during our two days in the dark.
I mentioned that I had a deadline over the hurricane weekend -- which was for a new project that I just finished. I've been working with a company out of Texas providing my writing services for the launch of a new alcoholic beverage. Because it hasn't launched officially yet, I cannot disclose the specific details right now, but I can say that it was a fun project and my clients were great. Writing is definitely my passion, but some of my client projects have been quite unique, bringing much diversity to my work from business copy to promotional content to book writing. In addition, I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with an array of wonderful clients, in person and through long distant correspondence.
Finally, a friend of mine who read last month's Serendipity told me that it was kind of sad and depressing -- and to those of you who felt the same way -- I apologize, as it was not my intention to depress any of my readers. However, I want to remind you that I am all about hope and positive thinking. My message in last month's issue of Serendipity was a message of hope that came from sadness and loss -- issues in life that we all face at one time or another. Rather than avoiding life's hardships, I think it is important to look at those challenges, find a way to embrace hope, and to prevail with unyielding determination. I wanted to honor my friends by acknowledging their losses and letting them know that despite it all ... they too can prevail as long as they hold onto hope.
As always, thank you everyone for your love, friendship, and unyielding support. This marks the 6th year of my newsletter and I look forward to more years with all of you! Talk to you next month.