On the road again: This time, at The Bold Thing, talking about The Juggle

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I take my game on the road to incredible destinations.

You guys – I was able to get some blog stuff done this week.

I’m in writing rehab. I’d love to post every day, but that’s not the right thing to do. I’ve found that blogging is a three-step approach:

  • Read others
  • Write
  • Promote your stuff and others’

*If I get too caught up in No. 2 (ew), that’s not good.

I’ve shared the 6 words post many of you contributed to. I want to get max exposure for that. I also read a few blogs. I’ve visited wonderful places I’ve not been to since Liz Miller stole my boyhood heart (kinda) in Saved By The Bell, The New Class.

I have many guest posts yet to share and a couple out there on the webs that I’d like you to check out. I had a huge honor to write for a blog called The Bold Thing. Its creator, Jenn Shull, is the best thing to come to Charlotte since the Hornets’ new City uniforms.

How I keep my balls in the air

Jenn has a guest post that will appear on this blog too, very soon. Look out for it.

In her space, I shared my method of keeping my balls in the air. There are so many, it’s impossible. I find that when I concentrate on one ball at a time I get the most traction.

[Check out my guest post on The Bold Thing here!]

I decided to publish this jump post before I shared Jenn’s powerful post. This is a selfish thing. I want the gospel I preached to resonate with me. It needs to remind me of what I’ve been working on and to restore the resolve that helped me create it.

In the meantime, do yourself a solid and check out Jenn’s page. We had two conversations that altered my trajectory forever. I can’t wait to talk to her again.

quote thriving angelou


  1. Charlotte says:

    I always love to read what you are up to and thinking about and doing. It’s good to hear from you and yay to catching up with bloggy favorites, and having your writing make its way around the net! Also that quote is delicious, I’m trying to thrive more, too 🙂 sending all my ❤️ to you (also do you have Whitney Houston stuck in your head now, too??).

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Oh, thanks Charlotte! I’m not writing lately and that really sucks, to be blunt. I’m a writer, like you. I should be writing.

      Can you hit the high notes like Whitney could? Gah I miss that voice.

  2. Beth says:

    Good to see you my friend! And I agree, if you can’t post every day, that is ok! Make your own rules and do you! I love this quote, it’s amazing.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Good to see you too, Beth! I want to at least touch the blog every day, writing, commenting, promoting mine and others. The quote was awesome and I hope to remember it for days and days.

  3. Glad to see you, will go check it out. May or may not be able to comment there, i am finding some blogs won’t let me, no clue why.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I don’t think blog has a spot for comments, unfortunately. But take a look at her other stuff too – I think you’ll like itm, Meems!

  4. my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

    Good to see you! That quote is amazing – love it!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Great to see you too, Anthea! That quote says it all, doesn’t it? Should be a daily reminder of all things good we can all bring to this party.

  5. ksbeth says:

    i’m always happy to see you, eli, wherever you might pop up –

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’m happy when I can make my way to your place, Beth! Miss you

  6. Lyn says:

    I wondered why your blog has been looking sparse, Eli. 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      With any luck, it won’t be for long, Lyn! Great to see you.

  7. Sara Strand says:

    I’m glad to see you back! I was wondering where you had gone!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Hey Sara – great to see you here! I didn’t go far, but I’m going to stick around a little more. I miss you guys.

  8. Just finished watching the second part of Pres Bush #41 funeral in Houston. He is on his way to the train that will take him to College Station to be buried. Hubby and I watched the entire ceremony yesterday and talked at length about what an extraordinary person he was. It makes me feel like I haven’t done much with my life. But we can’t all be Presidents.. lol! It was an honor to know who he was as a leader during my lifetime. I am also sad that at least 3 of the living presidents sitting on the front row will NOT get such accolades when they leave this earth. George H W Bush was truly a unique individual…
    In the grand scheme of things I think we should focus on the blessings we have and thrive with the life we are given.. not just survive! Blessings my friend! ❤

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Beautiful sentiments about President Bush, Courtney. He, and anyone with influence, began with what they could do around them. Sometimes, that influence grows in scope for you. Other times, you inspire others to act. Either way, you’re staring something in motion, whether you’re president 41 or person 122,902,058,209.

  9. theed says:

    Curious like the cat. Why is no.2 an ew?

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