Sort of… I (self) published my book. It’s really surreal to see it on Amazon when I point people to it. I was thinking the other day that it’s been a year since I left my corporate, tech job. I thought it was funny that I didn’t get a “Congratulate Michelle on her Anniversary” message from LinkedIn. I get those all the time for other people that have been slogging away at their career and it made me think that one thing missing from social media is feeling or maybe intent. No one really knows when you leave a job if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. I quit. I walked away. I was quite successful but had just had enough. I did the same thing for the last year that I’d done so many years before in my career – I sat behind a computer. But I poured my thoughts and feelings into page after page of typed words that I got bound and am now terrified to have everyone see. It’s still a good thing – I think. It’s good because I wanted to do it and I did it. A huge accomplishment. So, only if my close friends and family read it, that’s ok. I’m going to keep writing. At least for the time being. I might find something else to do or I might not. Who knows. I’d still like to get really published.
If you’d like to check out my book, it’s on Amazon – http://amzn.to/YnToPS I’m still working on getting it pushed to iBooks. The process there is pretty slow. I’m also working on glossy business cards with a QR Code on them but want to be able to put the iBooks link on there too so it’s holding that up as well. It’s fun stuff but a bit stressful trying to get it all working.
And what’s really odd is, the job that I posted about just recently, the one that I wasn’t taking too seriously until I saw how much it meant to others – I just got a call back yesterday. They want me to start on Monday. I turned it down. I want to write. I want to give it a shot. I want to jump up and down with excitement over it all and crawl under a rock at the same time. It’s very bizarre. But I’m looking forward to my promised trip to Disneyland for completing it. 🙂