For me, 2018 was filled with magic. In late 2017, I received a much-anticipated offer to publish my first book. Much of the next year – 2018 – was dedicated to the process of revising and editing; preparing the manuscript (and me and my heart!) for that book to be out in the world. The Not So Sexy Truth was released on September 12, 2018.
I always had a hunch that the book could work well on screen. Which is why, before it was released, I worked with a young, up-and-coming writer to convert the book to a screenplay. Shortly thereafter, a colleague introduced me to the man who is now working as my future director.
As we kickstart 2019, I’m excited to say we are in the final rewrite stages of the screenplay; our next step is preparing it to pitch to Hollywood this year.
This is the stuff that dreams are made of; and my dreams are coming true.
Grateful does not even began to capture my emotions. My most overwhelming emotion? Faith. Faith in my gut feeling; faith in divine grace; faith in magic.
For me, 2019 is about creating more space – more opportunity – for magic. And magic isn’t just about book and movie deals. Magic means more travel, more live music, more laughs out loud, more nonstop smiles, more gratitude. Because magic is that level joy; magic is that level of love – love for others and love for ourselves.
I don’t make resolutions. For me, every single day is a new day. Every single day is a chance to set a new goal and push myself a little more mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually.
At 51 years old, I feel like I am just getting started; I feel like I’m finally setting my bar high enough; I’m finally playing big; I’m finally shooting for the moon and the stars.
So, this year, dream big and take the steps you need to take every single day to move all parts of your life in the direction you want to go. Every day is a choice to be intentional. Every day is a choice to be kind. Every day is a choice to be accountable.
The more you commit to this path, the more magic shows up. Trust me.
That’s my not so sexy truth.