The book is now officially available. Thanks for all of your support along this journey! I’ve worked very hard to get here. As have many others. My spouse sacrificed a ton of time and energy to ensure my book looked it’s best. I couldn’t have done it without her. And now you all can read what I’ve made.
The book is available at this link. This is it! Getting to this point was far more difficult than I ever would have guessed. It took incredible sacrifice, from myself, and those I love most, to get here.
The sacrifice of time, of being with the ones I loved when I wanted to most, is something I regret in the process of getting here. I wish I had not put so much of my energy into getting it done on a particular date. But I’ve learned a lot along the way. Deadlines aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. And me setting my deadline on a holiday was a huge dick move. Past me wasn’t thinking about what mattered most, and it cost today me a lot of good times I can’t get back. I wish I could, but I’m where I am now, and I have to learn to live with it.
Having the book out is a bitter sweet victory. I’m glad I did it. I’m glad you all can read it now. I’m glad to have written it and spent so much time making it right. But the perfectionist trap caught me good in this whole process. I was so obessed with getting it done perfectly that I gave up on all the other good things that could have happened between then and now.
I guess where I’m going with all this is don’t lose sight of what is most important in your life. Career goals are great. But they aren’t everything. So spend plenty of time taking care of yourself and your most important relationships.