One of the wisest life truths I have discovered to be helpful when it comes to responding to life’s unknowns is to let go of expectation and rather focus on intention. In the first post of 2015 in fact, the idea of living with more intention and less expectation was an undercurrent I hoped to incorporate more fully in life as the year unfolded.
Certainly, this approach is easier or more difficult depending upon the circumstance, but when we do our best in all that is in our power, I’ve found it to be much easier to let go. Often what transpires exceeds our expectations. And such was the case this past Saturday afternoon at the first book signing of Choosing The Simply Luxurious Life: A Modern Woman’s Guide.
The Bookloft is a cozy, bibliophile’s haven in my childhood home of Enterprise, Oregon. And the book signing and reading event hosted by Mary Swanson, the owner, exceeded my expectations. With approximately 40 people attending and cultivating a convivial environment of lively thoughtful conversation, I was delighted to see so many people come, stay, mingle and nibble in the back cafe of the bookstore.
While I erroneously brought too few books as we sold out (a good problem to have, no?), I will never forget this most memorable of dreams coming true event. With the guidance, help and thoughtfulness of Rochelle D., Shelley M., Anne S. , Alyssa W, Pamela F., Arrowhead Chocolates, and my mother Judy, as the next step in the journey that is the simply luxurious life unfolded, I will forever be grateful.
Have look below at a few images captured during the reading and just prior to the arrival of TSLL readers. As you will notice, I like to talk with my hands.
~Where will TSLL Book Tour be heading next? New Orleans! Learn more here.
~Shop the outfit here.
~The answer to the question, I have a feeling you’re asking is . . . Yep, those were my favorite chocolate truffles on the table that I talk about incessantly on the blog and mention in the book. And they will be traveling with me as well. Hope to see you at a future book signing event!