Hello friends! We are over midway through October and I can't wait for the holiday season. My kids are obsessed with Halloween and they love seeing Halloween decorations everywhere. I am excited about Halloween, of course, but I'm even more excited about the day after Halloween.
Why, you ask?
Because Sunday November 1 is the Adult Competition day of the East Bay Feis! It'll be my first Feis (Irish Dance competition) in about 10 or so years, so I am really looking forward to it! I have been practicing more at home, which is great but requires a strong will because once the kids are in bed, I'm pretty tired. But I just think about how much I love Irish Dancing and how I want to do well at the Feis and then I find the energy to practice. I need to work on some technique things, though. Less than two weeks to go!!! And the crazy part is that there are a lot of adults competing in the Adult Beginner category, so now I'm feeling the pressure! :)
In more exciting news, Mothers Always Write published their October issue today and it's lovely. They published a new poem of mine entitled "Peeling an Orange for My Children," which I am really proud of. I am so happy to see it published, especially in such a great journal. Here is the link to read it: Peeling an Orange for My Children by Ophelia Leong
Let me know what you think! I'm really enjoying this issue. ;)
I'm still busy over here, but trying to work on writing more, as well as prepare and practice for my upcoming feis. I really love Irish Dancing and I am so happy to be able to dance. Age is just a number and should never stop anybody from doing something they enjoy, like dancing or writing.
I hope you all are enjoying October! I love Autumn and can't wait for cooler weather!