I feel the need to begin here by expressing my deep gratitude for the response to my last blog, “Another Step Closer.” I received tons of encouragement to the progress of The Brass Lamp! So, from the bottom of my heart… thank you!
Last week I told you that I was writing a novel…Well, on Saturday, I submitted the first 50 pages of the manuscript. Wow… what an engrossing experience on my creative neurons! I will get notified in May if it gets to the next round of judging. Although I highly doubt that my manuscript will make the top three, it was definitely a great experience to push my limits. When I first took on this challenge, the idea of writing 50 pages in 10 days seemed inconceivable. Turns out, it was just as rigorous as I thought it would be! –But, lo and behold, I did it!!!!!! Man, I’m good (casually buffing my nails on my chest)!!!
Speaking of good, I’d like to segue (that’s a funny spelling), to how great women are! Not only do women do the obvious (bear children), but they do the grocery shopping to keep the fridge full and the toilet paper stocked; they raise their children while working full time jobs; but best of all, women always have a way of making everything better with their tenderness- no matter what the situation calls for. To top it off, some are business owners!! Tonight, I met with a wonderful group of women, who are Entrepreneurs, coming from different walks of life and having different destinations. But one thing they all had in common, was their passion to WIN. Some women are truly exceptional. They dream big, they drive it hard, and they deliver! I got the pleasure of being around inspiring women who take the meaning of winning to a new level! Thank you #womeninnetworkinglongbeach. Ha, that’s the first time I used a hash tag! Did I use it correctly??
Given that March is Women’s Appreciation Month, I’d just like to say, women are awesome!!! -To Helen Keller, your ability to push beyond your deafness and blindness, to become a writer and speaker was remarkable. -To Rosa Parks, way to keep your hiney in the seat of that bus and stay firm for what you believed was right. -To Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, without you there would be more people without cars and without petty cash! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart