Last night people crossed London in the crazy heat to sit in a basement to listen to me do my first ever London book reading and it was gorgeous. Just so, so, so gorgeous.
Not sure what else to say except that I’m sitting here in my dressing grown grinning to myself like a woman in love. Which I guess I am – I’m a woman in love with life, my family and my friends who arrived last night looking so gorgeous… (gorgeous seems to be the word of the day).
In the room were friends who gave me a home when I abandoned full time work in order to engage in full-time navel gazing, friends who did vision boards with me and road-tested sports cars, friends who helped me do spreadsheets when I was crying over bank statements, friends who ran across hot coals with me at Tony Robbins and friends who listened to me and coached me through months and months of book writing slog, which came with an extra dollop of depression just for added drama…
And there were other friends and family who couldn’t make it but without whom the book would not exist. Friends who talked sense to me when I was driving myself nuts with self-improvement, friends who reminded me that I didn’t need to be perfect to be loved, and family who spoke the truth in ways that only family can. And people in the room who I didn’t know but who laughed and asked brilliant questions and who felt like friends by the end.
So, there you go, I’m getting all Gwyneth again. Hashtag grateful. Ha. Sorry.
There’s just one issue; while talking to said friends with a microphone – a balance of power I quite liked – it didn’t occur to me to take any pictures of them, which I’m so annoyed about. But above is a picture of very smart and lovely Toni Jones who created Shelf Help Club and who interviewed me. Check out her site and Facebook, what she’s doing is great. She has real life and virtual book clubs discussing a different self-help book each month.
Ok, that’s all for now. How is everyone?
PS THERE WILL BE MANY MORE READINGS TO COME ONCE THE BOOK IS PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER. I’LL KEEP YOU POSTED…. XX
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