I also did something that I didn't tell you about.
I had a book idea.
Much of my winter nights and weekends were spent signing with an agent, writing a proposal and sample chapters and filming a video to introduce the concept.
My spring was filled with meetings and conference calls from publishers around the country. It was surreal.
In July I signed a two-book deal with Revell, a fantastic publisher out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I can't believe it.
I have always told people Matthew was the author of the family and I would never write a book.
But God has a funny way of surprising us, doesn't He?
I've been so overwhelmed and humbled already by this process because I never thought I would be here. Yet, once God laid the vision for this book on my heart, I had such a burning inside of me to write it, I couldn't stop.
The process has been incredibly fast, and I believe that is because this is something much bigger than myself.
So what is the book? The idea was birthed as response to the question I get asked the most often – how do you do it all?
Which is an illusion because I do not do it all. That said, in the book I will share my journey of seeking balance, time management tips and the importance of making time for what you love.
But that's not all.
This book won't just be my story. It will be your story.
In a few weeks I will be publishing a survey to learn about what your life is like and how you make (or don't make!) time for yourself and the things that you love. I hope you will participate and spread the word to your friends.
Because you are going to make this book deep, relevant and meaningful. I am just the girl God has called to write the message.
Thank you for joining me in this journey. This book is only possible because of you, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. It is not one that I take lightly. I pray that my story and the stories of women like you will inspire us all.