I wrote a book. And through this process i’ve learned the importance of declaring my intentions and my desires. You should pray about them. Say them out loud. Write them down. Talk to someone – someone trustworthy – about them, and watch them come to fruition.
Two years ago I wrote to a family member my desire to write a book and she gave me some very valuable advise. I did not follow through at the time, because I was a bit fearful of the process. I’m not a writer, and the only writing I was any good at were scientific reports. So, I put my desires aside, and started a blog to improve my writing. It’s been extremely difficult to write casually, because it’s not a style that I’m used to. Geez, i’m not even good at punctuating. But, much like all things, it’s never to late to learn.
The book idea resurfaced in the midst of my health coaching training, when my accountability partner told me of a mini course the school was offering in June for people who were interested in writing a book. Of course, I jumped at the chance to be guided through the process that I was so scared to take on previously. I was encouraged to let go of perfectionism and focus on the message I wanted to share. Good for me that I took the initiative, because it led me to make a clear intention and goal of writing and publishing my book by December 25th, 2014. I am happy to say that I am now the proud mama-author of a 15o page, skin care guide for women in their teens to sixties, and beyond.
The book is an easy read, and it’s packed with actionable and practical solutions for all skin types. I am now looking forward to bringing to fruition the other books that have now materialized in my mind, including a skin care book for pre-pubescent girls, which I will write with my 10 year old daughter. What a difference a year makes.
If you have desires, let yourself feel those desires, nurture them, give them life by writing them down, talk about them, believe in their possibilities, and believe me, they’ll materialize at the right time.
My book, which is titled, Inside Outer Beauty: Thriving for Healthy and Beautiful Skin Throughout the Ages will be available for sale on December 26th, 2015. More details to come.