I was bedridden for four years of my life. It stopped me cold; literally and emotionally. At night I would pray, I have so much inside of me to give. Will it really end so soon? Well it didn't!
Before this detour I achieved amazing titles; director of this, producer of that. It was so exciting to go to a party and say, "I work for Fame International, responsible for the marketing of a 26 million dollar pavilion." It even sounds terrific when I say it now. During college, I steered away from my artistic soul, and went into marketing. My illness was the respite I needed to reevaluate what was really important.
When you are thwarted, physically, financially, or emotionally, you are humble enough to hear the small voice that has been trying to tell you something. "Are fancy titles and marketing what you were born to do?" My inner voice asked. The answer was NO! I want to use my creative talents to inspire others and be a way-shower towards hope.
I made myself a promise when I started to feel better. Since I understood how it feels to be stuck, my life would be devoted to helping others get unstuck. Although my first book is The Luckiest Penny, a children's illustrated book, its message is not childish! The book shows why experience is more valuable than all the money in the world. . .
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little bit better. My wish is that as you allow your own small voice to give you guidance too!