Do you know what?
Dreams can come true. I feel like I am a walking, breathing, writing example of this. I’ve had to pinch myself over and over this past year, in awe of the things that are happening in my life. Even with deadlines draped over my shoulders like lead weights, and with so much to do before my first book debuts next month (holy cow, NEXT MONTH!), the joy of doing the thing that I love most—of being a writer—never leaves me.
Last July, when the auction was going on, I was alone in my house, coming out of my skin with joy, excitement, incredulity, disbelief—you name it, I was feeling it. When the dust finally settled, I could do little more than sit back in wonder at the glorious transformation of aspiring writer to Big Six published author.
With my husband out of town for the week, and under strict orders from my agent not to spill the news just yet, I treated myself to a quiet celebratory dinner at the neighborhood grill, basking in the joy that wrapped around me like a warm blanket.
That evening, the burning, 3-digit heat of earlier gave way to a swift summer storm, and when I left the restaurant, all that remained were gentle, warm breezes and soft, diffused light. As I drove home, I was struck by the utter perfection of the moment. This was my moment. This was that unforgettable, joyous instant in time when all things came together in a way so absolutely right, I felt as though I’d achieved the very pinnacle of true happiness. I knew that this was a once in a lifetime sort of moment, and I wanted to seize it.
I was moved to pull out my phone, and record the moment so that I could always have it, I could always look back and remember a single space of time when my dreams had come true. I’m bare of make-up, naked of emotion, and absolutely real in this video. It was never meant to be shared, but as I celebrate the impending release of the product of this moment, I thought. . . why not? Why not reveal what such a thing feels like; why not offer it up as inspiration for those still seeking their dreams?
Never stop seeking, my friends. Because I can tell you with assurance, dreams can come true...
Have your dreams come true? Tell me about your perfect moment! And if not yet, what would be your dream-come-true moment?