Hello, awesome readers!
(As I write this, I have a deadline looming on the frontal lobe part of my brain, but I just have to share these thoughts because they’re swirling in my head and I won’t be able to concentrate until I get them out.)
I’m happy … Happy? No. I’m HONOURED that Rebecca Eckler has featured my book, Superwoman: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood, in her latest newsletter, re:book.
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Also, I shared the following on LinkedIn in a moment of determined passion (What? You have those moments too, right?) and decided to share it here too. It expresses my WHY for writing Superwoman.
It’s a copy and paste so basically I’m plagiarizing myself except that I’m not sure it’s plagiarizing because I gave myself permission to post it here.
Beginning of plagiarism
I wrote Superwoman to remind other single mothers that they are not alone … that while being a parent is perhaps one of the most important roles you will ever play in another human’s life, it’s also important to remember that before “mother” you are also an individual with dreams, goals, and aspirations of your own.
Once upon a long time ago (and some of you knew me back then) I let the words “single mother” define me. In doing so, I could never accomplish anything that was important to me … a “successful” day was about laundry and meal prep.
Superwoman is a reminder that BALANCE is key. You really can have it all. The door for that key is in knowing your PURPOSE. Discover your purpose and open your own damn door.
While the journey has been challenging, today I’m a recognized writer, award-winning blogger, and prolific writer. I get to do what I love to do while serving others … Every. Single. Day.
Dear younger me: Too bad it took you so long.
Dear single mother: You CAN soar. Don’t let circumstances limit your potential.
I wrote Superwoman as a love letter to younger me. I wrote it with both purpose and passion. It’s my love letter to you.
End of plagiarism
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