Monday night had to be one of the most satisfying nights of my life. . .
When my book came out, I was honestly surprised at my overwhelming emotional reaction. I didn’t know what to do with myself–I was so happy, and yet felt rather strange. I felt like I was changed, that I was qualitatively different, but that no one else knew it.
I needed a ritual to help me through the transition and to bring my community with me in this change. So, when my husband and I began planning for the Book Launch and invited so many of YOU, I felt this Rite of Passage (publishing a book) could be complete.
So, I made a super-long but lovely video that highlighted photos from previous Woman Events:
(it’s long, but worth it!)
Prepared some yummy food. . .
And we celebrated!
And I felt. . . Satisfied.
Satisfied that it was true–I wrote a book worth reading and others agree. . .
Satisfied that I have great friends–students, colleagues, church family, friends new and old who support me. . .
Satisfied that we had paid attention to this important change and celebrated it with great joy. . .
Many thanks to all those who came and made this evening deeply meaningful for me. Thanks for being part of the journey!
More video footage to come!