What a difference two years makes. Two years ago, my first piece was published on The Huffington Post. Before that, I was a fledgling blogger with few followers (if you want a giggle, go back and read my early stuff – it’s pretty funny). Overnight, or so it seemed, my name started appearing in search engines (little creepy…) and I started getting calls from folks in the media (sometimes creepier). It was strange. Exciting, but surreal. I did not consider myself a writer (the book wasn’t even finished) and I was surprised and often touched (and sometimes disheartened) by the responses. I had been anonymous before the HuffPo piece and, all of a sudden, my life was laid bare. Talk about vulnerable.
Now, I can’t imagine my life without writing; it is a core part of who I am. And, I’m super excited to announce that two years after my first big break, I have another one. My writing will now be appearing on Maria Shriver’s website, which is billed as sharing “Inspirational Stories for Architects of Change.” That is a message I can certainly get behind. I am honored to be a part of the site and of that mission.
So, check out my first post there (and please share!) and be sure to look around her site if you haven’t yet. There are some amazing posts there that will inspire you to design and build the life you want.
I also want to extend a great big “thank you” to my loyal readers. Writing is best when it is shared and I feel blessed to have so many people reading and sharing.