Monday, March 11, 2013

365 Lessons—70: Celebrating One Year

Photo of my book in Elliott Bay Book Company Window in Seattle

“Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.”—Unknown
The best thing about keeping a blog is that it keeps track of where I have been and what I've been doing in my life. This helps me. Right now I'm teaching a full load of classes and getting ready to go on a yoga retreat to Hawaii over spring break with my husband and several yogis from nearby and as far away as Australia! It's really exciting. My husband will be leading the retreat.

Last year at this time I was gearing up for the launch of my very first memoir. It launched on April 3, 2012. On March 9, 2012, I received my book in the mail. I can't believe that was a YEAR ago! Time flies. I think I'm ready to start working seriously on my next one. It's hard when I teach full time. I hope to free up some time to write seriously either this summer or in the fall.

I want to keep my momentum up and I want to keep writing. That is really where my passion is. I also love blogging.

So I'd like to share with you that moment here once again. Here's my post about receiving my book in the mail!

On Monday, my publicist e-mailed me to let me know that she was holding a copy of my book in her hands! She said, "It's beautiful" and let me know that she'd be mailing off a copy that day. Well, as you know from the previous post, patience isn't my strong point. So what did I do? I checked the mailbox....everyday. It didn't arrive until Friday. 

Unlike a baby, a book comes in the mail or from a bookstore (although those might have been stories children were told about how they came into to this world as the stork story). Mine came in the mail way ahead of the April 3rd pub. date! Which means that if you ordered a copy of my book online, you might be getting your book(s) sooner rather than later! Hooray!

To write a book is one thing, but to hold the finished product in your hands is sort of indescribable and a bit surreal. It certainly made my day! Thanks to all of you who have purchased a copy and I hope you get yours soon!

Is there a moment in your life that you are proud of? Do you celebrate it and remember it?


  1. Congrats on the one year anniversary of such a wonderful accomplishment!!! Do you realize how few people can actually say they wrote a book? That's so awesome.

    1. Thanks Keith. I wasn't going to write anything, but I think it's important to celebrate these things! It was an important moment in my life!

  2. Congratulations, Katherine! That must have been such a wonderful moment, to hold your published book in your hands. And some day, you'll hold another! :-)

  3. I'd love to read your book! I'll have to look for it as soon as I get some time after my show closes. :)