A Big Day Indeed
So, it really did happen. By now everyone reading this knows that a short piece I wrote was published on the Elephant Journal’s website. This was monumentally exciting for me. It all happened in less than two weeks. I wrote the article the day before I sent it off. I spent the evening revising it, then emailed it to one person; my son. I trust his judgment completely. If it’s crap, he will tell me. Also, it was a very personal story that only those closest to me knew about and I was a little unsure. I knew he would tell me the truth. He emailed back and said, “Go for it!”
I have so appreciated all the wonderful words and comments that I received today. So many thoughtful and touching sentiments have overwhelmed me, and I am so very thankful to all my friends and family for your support. Soliciting myself was tongue in cheek. I had many people offer words of encouragement regarding the modeling. While it would be great to have more work come my way, the absolute real and true thrill for me was about writing something that someone else thought was good enough to share with the masses. That is the ultimate compliment paid to a person who simply likes to write, and is never quite sure what is or isn’t good. I wanted to tell that story with a bit of humor, while also conveying how difficult that time was for me. And ultimately, overcoming, moving forward, and being myself.
If you haven’t seen it yet (unlikely), here it is: