Nine years ago, I was scared out of my mind.
That's when I came face-to-face with a little white blob on an MRI film.
A brain tumor.
From that moment on, the trajectory of my life completely changed.
It changed how I saw myself, my relationships, my work, my purpose in ways that only something so big and utterly unexpected can.
I know that you have, are or will face something to equal its magnitude, and that is why I spent the last two years writing this memoir.
I'm sharing my journey so you have company for wherever yours takes you.
I'm scared & doing it anyway is about the choices you make when you feel like you don't have any.
It's also about how triumphant it can feel to look your fear in the eye, take it by the hand, and Go For It. Bet you just want to scream from the rooftops, "I Did It!" and high five everyone in sight. Me too.
You know what this book is also about? L O V E.
Giving and receiving love can be the most daunting and exhilarating moments of our lives. It's not always pretty, or easy, but I've learned first hand that it's always worthwhile.
If my book helps you wrap your arms around the person next to you, that would be the best thing ever.
With that, it is with great enthusiasm -- who am I kidding? trepidation -- that I announce...
My Book is Here!
When you visit my Book page, you'll see endorsements from special people in my life: mentors, bosses, teachers, and respected authors. You'll also see a description of the book and a little about me. If you haven't yet, at the bottom of the page you can download a free excerpt.
I'm scared & doing it anyway is available for pre-sale now, and will ship on Tuesday, April 16.
After that, I'll begin a series of book launch events. The first is in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 23. More details here. If you're in the area, I would love to see you!
I also need your help. I'm self-publishing, an immensely rewarding and challenging endeavor.
If you're scared & doing it anyway, please share this book!
Please share this with your loved ones, colleagues, and anyone you meet who needs to know they're not alone.
That's what I needed nine years ago, to know someone understood what I was going through, and could show me that I had more choices at my disposal. I couldn't un-do having a brain tumor, but I could choose how I went through the process. How I treated myself.
Now is your chance to do that for yourself and someone you care about.
I hope that my book helps.
PS: If the subject reminded you of Tattoo from Fantasy Island, I may have been going for that.
PPS: I hope you like my book.
PPPS: I can't believe I just admitted that (but it's totally true).