Friday, June 1, 2012

Jumping Into the Shark Tank or, All Those Most Important Things

It has been a little while since I posted a blog post. Sometimes that means that I am writing. Sometimes that means that life has gotten too hectic, in unexpected ways. This time it was the latter.

In the past few weeks my family has had some very big lows, accompanied by some very big highs.

The good news is that everyone is on the road to recovery, and that modern medicine is truly miraculous.

When life altering events occur, they always makes me take a look at what is important. Cliche, but there it is.

What I realized is that I have some amazing people in my life. A supportive network. But it goes beyond that.

I have people in my life who will not permit me to fail.

Even when I try very hard.


If you do not have people like that, go find them. Those people are out there for you. Do not settle for less.

Because in this business, all water slides lead to the shark tank. Would we want it any other way? What would success mean to us if it were easy?

Yup, that's Cowgirl and my dear husband in a tube in a shark tank. Did I mention we went to the Bahamas to see my sister get married?

What would you do today, if you knew you couldn't fail? Not just based on your own merit, but because you had the most beautiful, intelligent, funny, kind people holding you up.

Find someone like this guy. He would not let you fail. :)

What would you do?

I apologize for not being around to be supportive for YOU recently. I hope you know that if you need anything you can ask!


  1. take care of yourself and your family! Looks like you had a great trip!

  2. And here I thought you had submitted your query over at The Query Shark. : )

  3. Hope you're all okay! Glad you got to get away to the Bahamas! So cool. And friends are always needed no matter what is going on!

  4. Terry--Thanks--it was an awesomely intense trip!

    Tom--Hopefully I'm not very far from pushing my ms into the shark tank too...

    Laura--I am okay. So much time away from writing made me think of just letting it go, and then I thought of all the people who would not let me let the writing dream go. It gave me much energy to continue! You all are the best. :)

  5. Ooh, the Bahamas! Have to say, that looks like super fun.
    And I do have that person in my life, my Mr, who always seems even more excited than me when I make it another step forward.

  6. That looks like FUN!

    And what a great tribute to the friends you choose to surround yourself. I've observed that the friends people pick tend to be a very good reflection of that person :)

  7. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.