Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Release Date October 2012

Life is about accomplishing your dreams.

We are not here just to survive, but to contribute something that might be timeless, a legacy that shares our gifts, whatever they happen to be.  Some can build, others can lead.  Some people enrich our lives in wisdom, kindness or strength.  Everyone must follow their own pursuit to happiness.

Our eldest son graduates from high school next week.  This has made me feel very reflective (and honestly, rather old as well).  I worry if we did enough to prepare him for life, because the world can be a cruel place.  Does he have the tools in his toolbox that will enable him to be not only successful in the material sense of the world, but also HAPPY.  It is an elusive goal we all chase, and some are better at that realization than others.

As parents, we all wish to show our kids the way, and help them find their own path.  I think one of the most important ways to do this is to model it by following our own.  We each have a "life list", or a "bucket list" of things to do before we, well, kick the bucket.  And since we don't know when that day will come, it is best to be already working it through.

What inspired us to travel around the world with our kids?  The fact that we are aware life is finite.  Everyone is born, and everyone dies, and what we do in between those things is in our control.  The only limiting factor we have is TIME.  The rest is just attitude.

We each have different dreams.  What we have in common is the desire to fulfill them.  And the wish to see our children do the same.

I always dreamed I would one day write a book.  Thanks to Linda and Dream Write Publishing, my dream is now a reality.  The book is written, and will be released this fall.  I am learning about all the hard work involved in the process, and am appreciating all the brave authors who exposed their souls in their work.  They achieved their dream, and now I am following in their footsteps.

My wish for our children is that they, too, will follow their dreams, each and every day of their lives.


  1. It is such a pleasure to work with you and a privilege to read and publish your work! Dreams do come true.

  2. You are so right, we need to work in ticking off the items on our bucket list, else they will just remain there --- on the list!
    I am glad you have taught your kids to follow their dreams and are following yours. Good luck with your book. Since it has been written with your heart and soul, it is bound to be awesome!
    Since I have several blogs, I thought I direct you to my book review blog, rather than my blog on taxation. 8-)