That's how things are rolling over here. I've got all kinds of fun things brewing, but there is a beautiful summer to be had in the meantime. Books to read, shows to see, a little trip upstate for a performance in the Adirondacks.
We all have stories we are born into, stories we are handed along the way, and many of them aren't easy.
But some people rise above the hard stories, some become more than the stories other people started for their lives. Jolie Guillebeau is one of these people, which makes her one of my personal heroes. I've said before that the story you are writing with your life is the most important thing about you, and the story Jolie is writing every day with her life is a story of resilience, courage and hope. I'll be honest: witnessing her do it sometimes takes my breath away.
Jolie's work, her friendship and her life are living proof for me that there is another chapter after this one, and that even the stories that others start and we are given are stories that we have the opportunity to end however we choose. That we can rise with grace and even sometimes with frailty, but in the rising is our strength. In the rising is our courage.
Now you can have a whole collection of Jolie's stories, which come alive through her words and paintings, as your daily companion as you bravely write your own.
This is a limited edition collection, signed and numbered by Jolie. When they're gone, they're gone, so order yours while you can.
BONUS: Order before next Wednesday, 5.2.12, to receive one of Jolie's 5x7 fine art prints FREE with your order.
You can decide, I'm not going to let anxiety be a part of this.
And it's carried through every process of the book . . . every part has been about joy. Only joy. What I've learned is, you can decide. You can choose joy and step into that, and it's there waiting for us at every moment.
I picked out the juiciest parts of our conversation to share with you here. (Click the link below to listen, or right-click to download.) If you enjoy our interview, please share it.
Cherry Blossoms, Horizon Perfekt, Lomo 400 35mm film
I'm so pleased to be a guest over at Habit for the month of May, along with Steph and Tara. Emily and Molly are Habit's creative and talented hosts. You'll want to check out everyone's individual sites, along with Habit, and spice up your RSS with these gems. I'll be over there several times a week throughout May. (My first post was April 29th.) Join me!