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Moving On, New Beginnings, and Scooping Poop

This morning I was so proud of myself. I woke up early before it was time to get Penelope up, crawled out of bed, and did a yoga workout in our bonus room. It felt great, and during the midst of my deep breathing, I realized something: that my cat, Marcus, had come in and decided he’d take a large dump in his litter box.

If that offended you, sorry not sorry. You’re a reader of this blog so you have to know by now that I am not above poop stories, especially ones which bring about enlightenment.

Back to the dump. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I love Marcus, but man did he have timing. Now, I could have gotten angry. I could have let it ruin my day. But instead I paused my workout, got off my yoga mat, scooped his litter box, and moved on. And I realized something: no matter how proud of yourself you are, no matter what your intentions are at the start of your day, someone may come along and dump all over it. So, we do what we can. We get up, scoop the crap, and keep on movin’.

On that note, I’m off to start my day. I’m currently working on second book (this one for new moms,) and another cool project that I’ll have more information to share on soon. I also have a review coming up for a fitness book I’m reading, and will be guest posting on one of my favorite blogs, so if you aren’t on my mailing list and want to make sure you get notified, subscribe now in the red box on the right.

Also, I decided after Penelope was born that I would not be returning to my full time job as an IT Communications Specialist, and instead am going to continue pursuing my writing career while raising Penelope. Writing the last book was such an incredible experience, between connecting with others, interviewing people, and the writing process in general, and made me feel like – YES! – this is what I need to be doing, so I’m going to continue down that path. I have no idea what it will bring, I know it’s going to be difficult, and I know there will be mistakes and setbacks, but I’m going for it anyway. Because we are nothing unless we take chances and stop giving a shit if we fail. Wish me luck. And if any poop gets in my path, you better believe I will scoop it and move on.


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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My dear Ali, you will be sucessful no matter what you do because you are passionate about all the things you do, being a wife, mom, writer,and you are also one of themost artistic& talented people I know.Just never doubt yourself and do what makes you happy.

Love you,

Lydia, you are the sweetest. Thanks for making my day πŸ™‚

Yay! Just let me know if there’s anything we can do to help.

Any Louis CK quote=win.

Agreed! Thank you Aubrey!

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My best wishes are with you. I know you can do anything because you have that potential. I can see you in your blog, you are just fabulous.

Thank you!! Your comment made my day πŸ™‚

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