Hello, awesome readers!
I’m happy …
I’m HONOURED that Rebecca Eckler featured my book Superwoman: A Funny and Reflective Look at Single Motherhood in her newsletter, re:book.
re:book is insightful, interesting, and an all-around fun read. It’s where Rebecca shares her personal experiences as an author and highlights the works and journeys of other authors. Through her weekly newsletter, she has created a community of readers, writers, and book lovers. If you love books … if you’re a writer … if you have an interest in the human experience … you should subscribe!
Speaking of author’s journeys, I shared the following on LinkedIn and have decided to share it here too. It expresses my WHY for writing Superwoman.
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, as a single mother it can be lonely. I wrote Superwoman to remind other single mothers that before “mother” you are first an individual with dreams, goals, and aspirations of your own.
Once upon a long time ago I let the words “single mother” define me. In doing so, I could never accomplish anything that was important to me because I was too focused on getting through my to-do list. A “successful” day for me back then was about juggling. If you’re a single mother, you know what I’m talking about. Juggling the morning routine of getting my kids ready for daycare and school, and myself ready for work. Juggling days where hours are crammed with a day job and laundry and homework and meal prep and vacuuming. Juggling a budget that barely covered groceries, rent, and bills. Juggling trying not to run out of money before I ran out of month.
Superwoman is a reminder that BALANCE is key. Yes, our children are a priority. Yes, their well-being is at the top of our list. Something else that should be at the top of that list is our own happiness and sense of well-being.
What makes you happy?
What lights you up?
How do you define living a successful life?
What door do you wish would open for you?
Here’s a secret:
The key for that door is knowing your PURPOSE. Discover your purpose and suddenly you have the power to open your own damn door.
While my journey as a single mother represents some of the hardest years of my life, today I’m a recognized copywriter, award-winning blogger, and prolific writer. I get to do what I love while serving others … Every. Single. Day. But it didn’t happen over night. On average, overnight success stories take about 15 years.
But everything changed for me once I discovered my purpose.
Dear younger me: Too bad it took you so long.
Dear single mother: You CAN soar. Don’t let circumstances limit your potential. Keep your eye on the goal – whatever it is for you – and take baby steps every single day.
I wrote Superwoman as a love letter to younger me. I wrote it with both purpose and passion. I wrote Superwoman as a love letter to you.
And now I’m working on my next book with the aim of helping you find your purpose. Sometimes “finding” or “discovering” or even “accepting” what lights us up is the hardest part. Once we figure that out, we have a sense of purpose, which is that important key for taking our happiness to the next level.
You may have heard me say this: The saddest thing in the world is forgotten potential.
We all have a purpose. Every single one of us. And if you’re not living yours, you’re not only depriving yourself, you’re also depriving the rest of us from what you have to offer and the reason why you’re here.
Stay tuned for updates on my next book, entitled Self-Honouring is F*cking Transformational. That’s right. The acronym is S.H.I.F.T. The book is intended to help YOU make the shift.
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