This 6 year old facebook post showed up in my memories yesterday... It was from when I was finalizing my first book.
It prompted me to reflect on my experiences writing, illustrating and publishing my book, Moment Meant to Savor.
The journey of Moments Meant To Savor began two+ years prior to this post (and the dream of writing a children’s book many, many years prior to that)... and it was fraught with lots of self-doubt, insecurity, and stop-me-in-my-tracks FEAR. I often wondered, “Who did I think I am to write a book??!!” And I was certain, at times, that I had absolute NO business in illustrating a book - I was not an artist!!??! I also constantly wavered between having confidence in the books OR thinking that it completely sucked and no one was ever going to read it.
Also, lots of people were encouraging, lots of other people were, well, not... and still others were down right skeptics and told me so.
That book... that experience... taught me so much!
Here are a few of the lessons that I learned...
I loved the illustration process... so I have continued to pursue my art and put it out into the world. Life is good.
Who knows... maybe I have another book in me... it is something that I have been considering recently.
Regardless of what is in my future, today I celebrate Moments Meant to Savor.
What journey have you been on do you want to celebrate??!!
Make it a HAPPY day!
PS... if you are interested in learning more about Moments Meant to Savor click here.