Yay! It's my birthday! This week I'm all about the positive and focusing on celebration. I have a lot to celebrate too. Family and friends. A published book. People writing about my book on their blogs. People buying my stories. Cake. A good paying job, even though I don't get paid the same as my engineering peers. Oh that's going down the negative path.
Let's look at the cute picture instead of my Jack and Bobby (and me) that my friend, Enthusiastic About Life, took:
Every since I released my book, all I wanted was a picture of Jack reading my book. That's easier said than done with an on-the-go toddler. Luckily, my friend not only captured Jack looking at the book, but it's family photo too!
My friend was also kind enough to share my journey as a published author and giveaway another copy of my book on Enthusiastic About Life. And a fellow STEM mom wrote such a positive review on her blog, Mamas Organized Chaos, that I'm again on cloud nine. Seeing and hearing about how your book makes children happy, well, that's a dream come true. Pinch me.
I also had Highlights, the children's magazine, buy my poem! I don't know when it will be published, but one of the editors found out about my background in STEM and left the door open (or maybe it's a window) for me to submit science activities. I also have a potential byline with a different STEM website, and the story is about my amazing, engineering friend Style Kemistry, so I really hope the outlet picks the story up.
And there's a radio interview (eek, I hope I don't say something dumb live). And book festivals. And another published, children's book author is taking the time to read and review my book right now as we speak. It's all so crazy and humbling.
And this weekend, dear husband is throwing me a birthday party and book launch party with family and friends. That's the sweet icing on the cake. And there will be cake (I think he's getting the cake to look like Annie, but I think that's supposed to be a surprise, but, he told me he had to run to the baker and was holding a copy of the book, so yeah). To paraphrase Fillmore from our house's favorite movie "Cars", like, feel the love man. I'm one loved birthday lady! Happy birthday to me! 😍