Family Time and Holiday Giving

I did not go shopping today. I didn't even leave the house. It was a lovely relaxing day at home with my kids. For a few hours this evening I played Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo with said kids. As it turns out I am pretty good with a melee weapon and hacking up zombies. Halo -- well, it's going to be a learning curve. I tried to play Halo a few years ago and gave up. I am trying again.

Now that the Thanksgiving festivities are over I feel this sort of rush towards the end of the year. Next week is my son's birthday, the following week is my mother's birthday, then Christmas and New Year's. Then it will be time to recover and work toward all my goals for 2012.

This year has passed by so quickly and so many things in my life have changed. I am truly happy with the direction life is heading, even if I am not always happy with the little details that have to be ironed out. Writing continues to be the first priority as far as work hours go. I am still really amazed that I can continue to write full time and not have to work an EDJ (Evil Day Job).

I am following the dream and I will continue to do so as long as I can.

In the spirit of giving and looking for a cause my whole family can get behind I wanted to share where my kids and I will be donating this season.

We will be contributing to The Make It Safe Project. A non-profit started by a LGBTQ teenager and activist, Amelia Roskin-Frazee.

The Make It Safe Project donates books about sexual orientation and gender expression to schools and youth homeless shelters that lack the resources to keep their teens safe.

There is an article about Amelia in Lambda Literary which came out today. Amelia is pretty amazing. Read her bio here.

It's such a feel good day. Fellow m/m author Rhys Ford put up a lovely video on her blog and I thought I'd spread it around as it's so amazing!