Hope this finds who needs to see it! ❤️
Some of you may not know this, but I’ve always been a storyteller. In fact, I knew at about six years old that I would one day be an author and illustrator. It was Syd Hoff and Shel Silverstein that locked in my heart. I would get lost in their books.
For me, they became my friends, changed my life, and they never knew I existed. Funny how some things in our lives can do that, right?!
Now, here’s the thing. My grammar SUCKS! If you’re one of those grammar police I’m sure my posts make you cringe. Sorry not sorry
Anyway, I’ve always been a “weird” kid. I couldn’t sit still, learning wasn’t easy, and if I’m being honest, I never cared where a comma went. Grammar has always felt backwards to me. On the other hand, sharing my stories has never felt wrong and my imagination has always been massive. That’s been pretty cool.
So why did I wait 39 years to actual write something?
I’m not going to blame any teachers that tried to do their jobs, but were frustrated with me. Or those who found it easier to label me a “dreamer” than offer encouragement, that’s all normal stuff we ALL do when we meet people on a mission we don’t get, or can’t wrap our brains around.
It was my fault.
I let fear of judgement take the wheel. Basically, I put more importance in what others thought versus the thing I’ve wanted to do since I was six. Do you have anything that you’ve always wanted to do that you’ve let fear of judgement take over?
So what changed? The fear changed.
With $130 to my name, the bank about to foreclose on my house, and my back up against the wall, I finally decided call myself a author. I went all in and told all who would listen. I became brave, shared my ideas, and stopped caring what others thought. I embraced the fact that I’m a creator.
Fast forward a bit, and here I am with many books under my belt. Found out editors don’t care if your grammar sucks.
And if you’re the one writing the story the ending can be whatever you want.
So maybe there’s a story you want to write for yourself? Maybe it’s time to start?
Don’t let something like a surprise brain tumor shake your world into a new reality before you finally try. You don’t have to do it all at once. Small steps turn into big results.
I’m excited to write these new stories. This thing has changed my perspective and I have lots to say and others to inspire.
Life can change pretty quick, squeeze it for all it’s worth!
Much love and thank you for the continued good vibes!
Live More. Love More. Wonder More!
I let fear of judgement take the wheel. Basically, I put more importance in what others thought versus the thing I’ve wanted to do since I was six. Do you have anything that you’ve always wanted to do that you’ve let fear of judgement take over? ❤️ Live More. Love More. Wonder More!