I wrote a book!
I have been working on a project that has taken so much of my time that I have regretfully neglected other areas of my life. But I have forgiven myself, am refocused and ready to go!
I’ve done probably the scariest, most personally-exposing and vulnerable thing I have ever done.
I wrote and published a book and the official launch is August 1st!
(OMG you guys, I did it! I’m pretty proud of it and I’m so excited!! I feel like I can do anything now!)
It’s called Close the Gap: 7 Transformational Steps to Move You from Today to Tomorrow.
It’s available on Amazon in either paperback or Kindle version.
Within each of these 7 steps are tasks, lessons, lectures and areas of focus to support the work that needs to be done. Some of the steps require introspection, digging into your truth, as well as external actions you need to take to provide yourself the environment to embrace your new future.
It’s non-fiction, will probably be considered self-help, but it ended up going far more personal than I originally planned. I believe that to make any change, you need to establish and accept a starting point. And to do that, some of those needed internal conversations and actions may be uncomfortable.
And the best way to support my thoughts and teachings was to share my personal story and journey of self-discovery.
For example, in Step 6, after you’ve gained an understanding of yourself inside and out, changed your mindset, figured out your future goals and desires, I challenge you to make yourself strong in mind, body, soul, spirit, and physical grounding to provide stability and support for coming change.
And what I want to talk about today is how vulnerable it makes you feel by putting so much of yourself into a book like this. I allowed and pushed myself to be vulnerable - which I’m not necessarily good at - by sharing personal stories that help to explain not only where I used to reside inside of my life and mind, but also to speak to the path I had to take to get to where I am today and to say that if I can do it, you can , too.
The secret to it working in this context is that there is no blame, and no anger, only situational facts. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.What I would like to do, before I share a small excerpt, is to maybe provide a little insight into this exhausting process and to clarify that it’s not always easy.