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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Life Happens - what I did not realize!



my book came out January 24th.... as you probably know.... it can be found on Amazon , Barnes & Nobles or Chapters Indigo ... and people are buying it...   
and reading it....
more and more....
and it can be a little freaky!!!  Good freaky... but still....

maybe a little overwhelming too...

let me explain why...

When I wrote this book, I had one clear intention in mind:  Help people going thru a though time...  save time for them by giving them hint as to where to look for possible solutions... be the person I wish I had around when I went thru all those obstacles!!!  I have had many hardship in my life...  and I overcame all of them (and I am sure there are more to come - after all this is life!) and today at 40 years old, I am truly happy.... healthy... and looking forward to what life has to bring me next...

Now, there was also an underlying intention... that I only realized after I had submitted it to my publishers... I needed to close the loop on one chapter of my life...  I needed to come to peace and acknowledge all that I went thru!  I needed to do it for myself first, as it has shown to be very therapeutic and healing, but I also needed to do it to be able to help other people like I wanted to!

And then there was all the publishing process....  the cover page, the design, the editing, the webpage, facebook page, the press release and all that.... a few critics on Amazon...  and there is more to come...  I did not think of all of that when I started writing the book a little over a year ago! But is has been an amazing experience... and I am learning a lot!!  About the publishing process and marketing of a book...

but also and more importantly, still learning a lot about myself!  All that I applied in "Life Happens" in order to deal with MS and that became part of my life is now who I am.... and how people know me from now on!  And THIS is the amazing part!  To know that my very first goal to help others out is actually possible... To realize that people are actually interested in improving their diet, learning about yoga and mediation...and simplifying their life! 

I also have come across and got to know really amazing people and developed new friendship.... and I can't wait to get to know even more people.... and make even more new friends!!!

Now the part I did not realize is that people I know (family and friends) as well as people I see everyday at work may be interested in reading the book..   I honestly sincerely never thought of THAT!!  This is weird....  not because of what they may think of the book itself (some will like it other's not.. but that is OK - everyone is entitled to their opinion!)... but because it might change they way they see me... or interact with me! 

In the book I talk about the fact that I had to let go of many people that were in my life prior to my "transformation" because we had part ways during my process... now the one that stayed were understanding of what I was going thru and decided to support me but none of them (aside from my lovely husband) got the complete picture... but now they will... 

As for people at work, they know me as the "weird" training specialist that teaches soft skills, do not own a car, takes a walk at every lunch break by herself...  is vegetarian (and now vegan)... does yoga... and has really really short hair for a girl!  Now they will know WHY I am that person... and then again it may (in fact I know it will) change they way they see me and interact with me... at least some of them!

And the weirdest part is not knowing HOW it will change my interaction with those people (family, friends, coworker)... I will be the same...  integrity and authenticity are VERY important to me....  but some people may be uncomfortable...  I guess it will have to be my job to remain my own true self and aid in the discomfort...  I do not know...  I just did not think that far in my process...

I will find out eventually....

this will be another one of life's surprise!!!

Life is short
Life is a roller coaster
Life is everything but boring if you open yourself to all it has to offer you!!!
Life is worth living!!!! 

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love and peace,
nathalie
xox

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2 comments:

  1. Yeah... Indeed some people may change with you... But you'll figure out how to deal with the changes. Besides, those who really care about you will not change. Well, probably they'll have to figure out how to deal with all the new informations, but I think it will happen only in the few days after they read the book...

    Good luck with all that. Everything is gonna be alright ;)

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