In many ways, today was the first stress-free day I’ve felt in a long time. I finished my last day as an assistant and, as I was walking out of the office I smiled and took a deep breath, closing my eyes and inhaling deeply. Maybe I did love that job, but I knew the timing wasn’t right. I let the intoxicating smell of spring flowers fill my nose.
I felt so free.
Free to go home and focus on my kids, my family, my house and my future as a writer. It felt liberating beyond words.
I opened my eyes to find the most beautiful yellow and black swallowtail butterfly soaring past me. It was so close that I could have reached out and touched it’s delicate wings, but I didn’t. Instead I watched it dart back, forth, up and down. I smiled to myself knowing it was surely a sign that I’d made the right choice. A sign that brighter, more beautiful things were on the horizon.
Then after returning home I got a message from an old friend who wanted to put something together for my book cover.
I was beside myself and beyond grateful for the offer. So, I explained what I was thinking of and not even two hours later I am looking at the perfect cover for my book.
My book is finally REALLY coming together. I have edited, re-edited and edited again. I have let my peers read it and offer criticism. I started establishing myself as a writer online and now, today, I received artwork for my cover.
I am over the moon. Today was full of wins.
Thank you, Chris.