If you had asked me a year ago that I would be requesting a proof of my book, I would have told you, “you’re crazy!” And yet here I am, staring at the laptop with a picture of my book, Inspiring Bold, staring back at me. My finger presses the “enter” button and the copy is on its way. One step closer to becoming an author.
When I was young, I used to write all the time. I remember being ten years old and submitting stories to publishers. One after the other. I loved it! And yet life sets in and writing drifted to the sideline until eventually I wasn’t doing it at all.
Why did I let it go? Not sure but I remember sitting at the Booth Women conference in Chicago last year. Sallie Krawcheck was the key note speaker. As she spoke about her time before starting a career, she used the words “mourning her career”. She was at home raising children and longed for something she was missing. That was me. It wasn’t my career that I was mourning though. I was mourning a sense of purpose.
I often envied my husband with his hobby, restoring BMX bikes. Our basement is full of parts, works in progress, and pristine restored BMX bikes from the 1980’s. These were the bikes my husband wanted as a kid and he uses his unique skills (eye for detail and design) to happily restore those bikes to their original.
Inspiring Bold not only captures my journey to servant leadership but also finding a sense of purpose and so much more. My hope is by sharing my journey, you can learn something or unravel something in your own life and make a step forward to Inspiring Bold change in the world.