I am so excited to be able to show all of you the cover for Unforgettable Sun. Ari at Cover It Designs did a beautiful job on this one and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Get ready! This book is coming sometime during the first week in March!
I’ve never really been included. I’ve never felt like I truly belonged. But then again, how could I? Living on this island, I’ve seen and heard too many things. Lies. Secrets. Lies I’ve been forced to tell and secrets I’ve been forced to keep. They keep me locked to myself. They’re the reason I stand on the edge of the horizon and watch from afar. Other people’s lives have evolved, but not mine. It’s exactly the same. Day after day, the sun rises, and every time its rays penetrate my skin, I’m reminded that no matter how desperately I don’t want to be, I’m trapped. I want to live. I want to breathe. I just want to be . . . free.
If I had my way, I would have walked off the catwalk and straight out of the public eye years ago. Never-ending contracts and obligations have kept me prisoner until recently. Now it is fear that has me trapped and running from my life. I’m now hiding in a tiny beach cottage in my mother’s hometown, praying no one will find me. No one understands. The demands, lack of control, threats . . . I just want it all gone. I want to escape. When do I finally get to be me? Free.
A few years ago, Kelly (one of my best friends) and I started following Scrapbooker Ali Edwards. She offers different unique classes and one that caught our eye was One Little Word. Instead of picking a resolution, we picked a word.
About One Little Word®
A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.
“In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January – a word to focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. My words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, story, light, up, open and thrive. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another. They’ve been imbedded into who I am and into who I’m becoming. They’ve been what I’ve needed most (and didn’t know I needed). They’ve helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer, to navigate challenges, and to grow.” Ali Edwards
She offers monthly tutorials on how to design your book and capture your year. She sells kits as well as offers downloads to make your story complete. If you like this idea make sure you check it out. One Little Word.
Kelly and I only completed the project one year, but for the last five we have each picked a word to set the tone of the new year. This year for me it is simplify.
sim·pli·fy – verb
1. make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand.
I think that most can understand the idea behind this. For me it means to clear off my calendar and learn to say no. Declutter my house and give it a deep clean. Focus on simple, healthy meals. Less complication means more enjoyment.
As you all set your goals and make your resolutions, what word defines your 2015? Happy New Years everyone! xoxo