Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.

A personality flaw coming to light

This week I gained a new perspective on how others perceive me. I am often busy beyond belief so when I talked to people it’s usually only out of necessity, and few words are used. “I’ve got places to go … Continue reading

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How you deal with losing is just as important as winning

A couple of weekends ago our high school team hosted a wrestling tournament. This tournament draws teams from all over our state and even a few out of state teams. It’s a tough double-elimination competition every year. This year a … Continue reading

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Want it to win it

Have you ever heard the cheer, “you’ve got to want it to win it, and we want it more?” While talent and hard work play a part when competing, I believe the words in that cheer are the key to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle

I experienced a miracle this week so I’m about to get very personal, letting you into some of my inner sanctum of beliefs that I only share with close friends. Remember the last time I posted, I wrote about singing … Continue reading

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An unexpected opportunity

Getting older is a weird experience. I mean, I am my own person so I have absolute control over every decision I make, but that’s often not the reality. As an adult there’s this expectation that because you’re an adult, … Continue reading

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I’m turning into an unintended dating service

This week I had to opportunity to spend time with two young women on a long car ride into town. I always love talking with the youth and getting their perspective on things. Somehow we wandered into the topic of … Continue reading

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Heaven sent burly men

I tend to walk around like the kind of woman who doesn’t ask for help. It’s a sad pride thing on my part to think I can handle whatever comes my way in life. I’m thankful this week that others … Continue reading

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Wishing to be incognito

This last Sunday was my birthday but I really kind of wished it wasn’t. It’s not because I’m getting older–I’m way past the age of caring. I didn’t want to take away from someone else’s special day. My stepbrother had … Continue reading

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I’m back

Well, it’s been a hot minute since I posted, but honestly I didn’t have the energy to do one more thing for the last two months. My daughter got engaged to a very nice young man, but they had a … Continue reading

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Well I didn’t want to win mother of the year anyway.

One of the hardest things in life is being wrong, but when it’s your child you’ve messed up with it’s even worse. It’s just one more reminder that parenting is a crap shoot, and I really don’t know what I’m … Continue reading

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