This blog will be a little different. It will be more concise, not as much fluff, but none-the-less rewarding for me to write because I have some rather important news to share.
For the past few years, many things have aligned in my life that have brought great joy, peace, happiness and love. At the top of this list is my relationship with Michael, who is the love and joy of my life. Not only are we head over heals in love, find ourselves longing to just be together and do everything together, he has become my solid rock for support and encouragement. We have proven over and over that we are better together than apart. It was totally appropriate that we played Jack Johnson's song "Better Together" at our wedding reception! He has allowed me freedoms, given me validation and helped me sort through all the toxicity of the past, all in preparation for opportunities in the future. I'm truly grateful that he has allowed me to be me, loved me on both the good days and the difficult days, and extended to me the most amazing amount of love and respect. Some days it's hard to believe. My heart is full and I'm a better, more healthy person because of him.
That said, part of the transition that he has been so supportive of has been the shifting of my life enough for the gifts and talents that I have to emerge. The most significant is my writing. My computer and I have become very good friends over the past two years with all the writing I have been doing. Through the encouragement of many friends in my inner circle, and you know who you are, this love for writing has not only taken root, but it has blossomed. So much so that I have just completed signing with a publisher to actually publish my very first book! How amazing is that!! This will be the first in a series of children's books. I will have a team of editors, designers and illustrators that I work with in order to complete this project and actually get it on the shelf! This is a HUGE deal and I'm thrilled!!
Over the next few months, I may be soliciting you for feedback on certain aspects of the project. Input from others will be so helpful in making decisions about a number of details. If you want to be included in this, please email me and let me know or send me a message through Facebook. I will put you on a list of supporters who will give me honest, objective and much needed feedback!
Walking through this process with a circle of friends will be amazing. I'm looking forward to sharing more details with you as they emerge. I would ask for prayers during this process as well, that all things will come together for the good of the project, that people will be blessed by the final result and there will be a measure of success that can be turned around and used to bless others.
Let the journey begin!