. . . One of my favorite quotes that I wrote at the front of my current journal. I’ve been given a lot of author opportunities as of late. There was my presentation about writing at the Lee County Reading Conference.
The third annual authors conference that I organized for my middle school, where I teach eighth grade English Language Arts. Here’s me with authors Kyle Prue, Jeff Strand, Liz Coley, Krystal Wade, Wendy Mills, Teshelle Combs, Erica Cameron, and Lisa Colozza Cocca.
Riverdale High School Literacy Festival. One of my favorite parts is doing the panel in the auditorium with the other authors. This year I got to promote 18 Thoughts!
A book signing at the largest independent bookstore in my county (check out the amazing book bridge–I want one in my house!). This is me with my editor and friend, Krystal Wade, who also happens to be an amazing author!
And I have another author event at a middle school this Friday, followed by a visit to a book club who read 18 Things later this month!
I don’t mention this to brag, but to remind all of us how each day it’s up to us to look for new opportunities, and not to just further our careers. Every person I meet is an opportunity to uncover a new story, see a different perspective, discover a new friend.
Each place I go is an opportunity to try a new route, enjoy the scenery along the way, explore the surroundings, create adventure.
Each book, meal, conversation-Each Encounter–is an opportunity.
We’ve each been given our own unique talents and gifts to share with the world. Nothing makes me happier than shining my light and helping others to do the same. You never know what tomorrow may bring, so CARPE DIEM!!
~How have you seized the day lately?
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So glad you’ve had these opportunities to share your book. Loved seeing the pictures. Looks like such fun events. Glad to see you blogging too!
That’s great you organized an event at your school. If you can’t find an event, make one!
What a great idea to do that for your middle school! Looks like you’re having a blast.
I really try to seize the day. Sometimes the fear kicks in. But I’ve been pushing it back more and more (I think). Congrats to you for taking hold of every opportunity!
And I LOVED the Dead Poet’s Society. Such a great film.
Have fun at all those events!! I’m a pretty carpe diem type of person. I tend to follow my dreams 🙂
Looks like you accomplished tons! Congrats to you. I’m trying to sieze moments right now, as things have been on the rough side. Best of luck with all your book signings! Hugs, Eva
So happy to see success coming your way after all the hard work you’ve put in. Your students have a perfect example of your attitude and perseverance to follow.
… and LOVE the pictures….
What a wonderful event and great pictures you shared. I’m always seizing moments of growth, inspiration, and opportunity.