“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

—Maya Angelou

Wow, did this Maya Angelou quote jump out at me today!

Not that I am equating myself to a butterfly, because I still have my moments when I feel like I am still in the caterpillar stage (and that’s not such a bad thing!)

But today is the birth of my first book and it has me a bit reflective (and nervous!)

The journey really started about 10 years ago, when I took a trip to Brazil for spiritual healing and has been, as the saying goes— a real trip since then.

 As I see the posts going about the book, I feel deep gratitude, a bit of nervousness and mostly happy.  There are tears and there are butterflies (of excitement, of course!) 

And, I know this is just a transition, a metamorphosis, another twist and turn in the story. 

Today is the day I get to celebrate the growth, the struggle, the triumphs and the days I just wanted to give up. 

But I knew I had 2 choices—to sink or to soar. 

Soaring feels much better—even with all the tough patches in between. Because it really is about what we learn along the way, as cliche as it sounds. 

So . . . SOAR.  And soar some more. 

Be relentless in your pursuit to be happy, to come out of your cocoon, your safe haven and celebrate your own transformation into the beautiful soul that you are. 

Ok, so for today, I will see myself as the butterfly. Feels good! 

Here is the link to the book details!  Thanks so much to each and everyone of you for your support and well wishes. 

Much, much love, 

Carrie Jolie