A present for you on my 40th

40. When did THAT happen??? The voice in my head is the same once I heard when I was a kid. Perhaps a kid that is a little bit wiser after some bumps and bruises along the way, but a kid nonetheless. I have learned a lot the past 40 years. I was going to write them down, but I have a book deadline to hit. And if I hit it, I will actually be able to rest for a week before a 2013 whirlwind of traveling starts. My life is amazing. I have so much to be thankful for. A beautiful and supportive family, amazing and inspiring friends, a career that I actually imagined in my wildest dreams…and now have. There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for every moment of it.

It was not always like this. There were times it was hard to believe I could make it. Times it was hard to have courage. Times it was HARD to have patience as I eeked my way to what I wanted for my life. There was a book that helped me during those hard times. I wanted to share it with you today – because maybe one of you out there needs to hear it too. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I love you guys. So much. Thank you for all your love and support. I feel it. And now? I gotta go paint me some Bob. 🙂