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I know it's been a few days since I've been here. I've been dealing with the HIGHS and LOWS of life. Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone--especially when I see other people who just seem to be so happy go lucky all of the time.


Well on Monday, I had a major highlight because I talked to Ms. Nikki Giovanni. Yep, I just called her right up and we had a goodol' chat. I called to ask her if she would help me on my major book promotion in November. I'm not sure what surprised me more: that she answered the phone on the first ring...or that she, very eagerly, said, "Yes, I'll help you!"


Now for those of you who are curious as to how I know this literary legend, I have to be perfectly honest and tell you we never had any contact whatsoever prior to April of this year.I wanted someone to review the manuscript for my book Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age. I knew she was a fellow baby boomer and had a reputation for being brutally honest so I knew she would be the best person to critique my work.


I used my investigative journalism skills to find her, called her up and asked her. Surprisingly, she said she would review it and even gave me a comment which is prominently displayed on my back cover.


Since I had her on the phone I thought, "Why not ask her for an interview for my radio show?" She said "yes, OK". And then guess what? I had a MAJOR LOW POINT! The recorder on the computer would not work!!! I asked her if I could call her back while I attempted to fix the "unknown problem" but for a technically disadvantaged person like myself, that was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. So I had to call her back and apologize.


Then guess what this divine woman said? She told me to call her back next week and she would still do the interview.OK...I went from a major high, to a major low and then to a sense of calm.


After I hung up the phone (and didmy praise dance) I thought to myself that maybe this was supposed to happen the way it did. Maybe God was testing me to see how I would respond to the adversity I was faced with....but to also remind me that He still hands out blessing through your storms.


To God be the Glory!


Peace and Blessings,


babyboomerbev


One more thing---if you purchase a copy of my book on my big promotion day in November, you're going to get an absolutely superb one-of-a-kind gift from a one-of-a-kind woman. it will be a collector's item--for sure!. I promise. I'll be telling you more about it in the coming weeks.




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