Tonight’s 10 p.m. wish: That I could find a way to personally and adequately thank everyone who helped make this past Friday night so unforgettable.
Family members came into town and joined my dearest friends and Riley Children’s Foundation colleagues in celebrating the release of my first book.
“Know When to Run: Lessons from the Diary of a Gen X Mom” was a labor of love that has been helped along the way by SO many great people. It was incredible to see so many of them gathered in one place! (The diary-style book documents my final year in the television news business, and my family-inspired decision to take a leap of faith in to a new career.) I am happy I had chance to thank these amazing friends and colleagues at Friday’s book release celebration in the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home Visitor Center.
I will surely never forget the smile on Riley kid Mickey Deputy’s face (and the smiles she inspired in our guests) as she helped me during my mini-speech. Mickey was the first Riley patient I interviewed after leaving the news business and joining Riley Children’s Foundation. She embodies joy. It was a joyful moment for me to give Indiana’s “Miss Amazing” the first officially signed copy of my book at the party!
It will also be a joyful moment when I turn in a portion of the proceeds from each book to Riley Children’s Foundation – a small way I can say thank you to the organization that has given my life such a wonderful combination of balance and purpose.
I’m also excited to share the first in a series of video blogs about the book, thanks to J. Rich Media and Songbird Media Group – check it out!
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