Guess what? My first book, Looking Skyward: Turn Your Flight Attendant Dream Into Reality, will be officially released August 19! It will be available for Kindle and you’ll be able to buy it on Amazon.
To say I’m afraid is an understatement.
I’ve slid down the training evacuation slide of a 777.
I prepared a cabin full of people for an emergency landing.
I found razor blades hidden in the forward galley of a 737.
I’ve gone airborne during turbulence.
No of those scary moments compare to this.
What if no one buys my book?
What if no one likes my book?
What if? What if? What if?
I don’t think if I’ve felt this venerable. This exposed. This uncertain. But that’s what makes a dream mature. This uncertainty and hesitation gives a dream time to grow and develop. This instinct to protect the tiny spark of greatness, is what allows hope to grow.
Even now, I want to Pollyanna through the fear. Pretend I’m not shakin in my books, but I don’t think it would be right to hide behind a mask of false confidence.
You see, at its core, my book is about making a dream come true. It’s about facing your fear and saying, no, to the voice that says: “I’m too old. I’m too fat. It’s too late.”
Even though I’m afraid, I did it. I wrote a book and published it. What makes you scared? Maybe you should think about doing it.