A book tour it is not, but we are travelling nonetheless.
Work and family needs mean my husband and I are travelling through Canada and then Scotland for approximately a month.
It turns out, it's quite hard to get gecko sitters, even in Barbados, so of course we had to bring Stumpy, Gryffyth and Flash along.
The initial excitement was contagious and even I found it hard to sit still as we waited for the plane. Once on board, the geckos were very hard to contain. Fortunately other passengers and the flight attendants were quite understanding.
A brief hiccup in travel plans caused us to overnight in Toronto, but we eventually made it to our first stop in Vancouver, BC.
Stumpy was very keen to see everything, and Gryffyth and Flash were along for the ride it seems. We explored some of my old haunts in North Vancouver, including Lonsdale Quay and some of the walking trails. Below is a gallery of North Vancouver highlights, as seen through the eyes of a gecko (or three)...
So, ladies, gentlemen, children of all ages, assorted bugs and creatures great and small. I address you today on the subject of using my adult voice, and using it for the greater good as well.
Several months ago, I engaged with Ms. Hollis Gross-Citron of Express Yourself Publishing. She had several projects on the go and I opted into two of them. The first is the topic of today's blog.
SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS:
POWERFUL STORIES THAT TRANSFORM LIVES
The burning topic for this project? What would I want to shout from the rooftops? What life lesson or realization would I like to share with the world, to empower them and save them some of the trial and error I have gone through?
Well...that provided a plethora of topic ideas.
I am the first to admit that if there was a direct line to get from where I started to where I am now...I missed it! I hit potholes. I broke axles. I travelled by stage coach and was hit by bandits. Where on earth would I start.
So I started with the obvious spoiler alert:
Not to spoil the ending, but everything is going to be okay.
And I won't spoil the ending. You will have to buy the book and learn the hard way...reading it. It's the first chapter because we went alphabetically by author, but you won't want to stop there.
I have read my advanced copy cover to cover TWICE now. Each time I learned so much more about the amazing women I have been writing and interacting with for over six months. There are 15 incredible stories here including mine.
What did I learn from writing this book?
That while I was taking my creative route, I should have been waving to all the people who were on the same, or similar path. It's really more of an eight-lane motorway. That's right, everyone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We have all been there or some reasonable facsimile of there.
I describe it as "Chicken Soup for the Soul" meets a cup of coffee with your best friend or favourite aunt. You will go in feeling okay but leave feeling energized, empowered and encouraged.
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Shout it from the rooftops--it's a revelation!