Y'all, my book and audiobook reviews got me BLUSHIN'!!
One of the reviews said that I remind the reader of the late Louise Hay!!!!!! Guys!!! Google her!
I haven't exactly shared the behind the scenes experience just yet. I had kept it to myself in order to truly process it. The night of its debut felt like so sacred a moment in my life that I caught myself keeping it close. I am happy to share this joy with you.
The audiobook was released on Friday, May 11. I got the email late that evening as I was boarding a plane to Chicago to surprise Grateful Deb for Mother's Day.
I got the email that it was released, quickly downloaded it, and as the plane was taking off so was my audiobook. I pressed play as the wheels were leaving the ground and heard MY voice reading MY book! I looked at it in my Audible library atop my list of other favorite authors and books! I was flying, smiling, laughing, and crying all at the same time.
It was one of the most surreal moments of my life. As it was happening, I had the thought, "This is what it feels like to be an author."
I had never dreamed of being an author. In 9th grade, I would've told you that I was going be a teacher and a basketball coach in Whiting, Indiana forever. All I knew was sports and education. I still love sports and education with a huge part of my heart and I truly never fathomed that I would be an author.
I knew I wanted to impact hundreds, thousands, and even millions. I knew that I wanted to educate and inspire. I never thought the way that I would impact people is with my words!
I love to write.
I love to speak.
I love to share.
I love to laugh.
I love to make a difference in this world.
I love BEING the difference that I want to make in this world.
Seeing the reviews that I am getting on Amazon and Audible fill me up with more gratitude then I can tell you. Outside of the validation of having done a good job on a project, the gesture is beautiful and appreciated. I am receiving all the heartfelt love being poured into the reviews the way I poured my heart into writing it.
In life, truly being self expressed, doing what I love, and making a career out of it all is the most astonishing experience of life that I have had. My true gratitude comes from my heart. It grows from the core of who I know myself to be. It blooms in the Growing Gratitude community. It blossoms from your participation.
I would LOVE to invite you to write your own Audible and Amazon review of my book. I invite you to share the difference my words have made for you. It is a distinct honor and pleasure to be able to make this request of you. It is humbling to lean in to your love and support.
I am You.
You are Me.
We are We.
We are love.
It is with my WHOLE heart that I thank you.