On my way to the bookshelf, I made many stops. I started my journey in Madrid, where, turning in my bed on Valentine’s day eve, trying to fall into the arms of Morpheus, I got the idea, created the story that changed my life. I wrote the first sentence of my book near the sea and the first chapter in Paris. I typed “The end” in London and now I am in New York City, adding a final touch to my book, polishing it for my future readers.This book is not known yet, not even released, it has not travelled and met readers, has not shared its story, transmitted its message but it has already done a lot for me. Just writing it changed my life. It might seems weird but it really did. It has allowed me to realize one of my biggest dream : writing a story, becoming an author. It showed me and taught me that with enough passion and determination everything can be done: dreams can be touched and lives can be changed.Looking back to that sleepless night that gave me THE idea, I realize how much my life had changed since. Since that night two of my childhood dreams were granted : I finally wrote a book as I had wished since I wrote my first greeting card (I must have been 6) and I am finally living in the city that has been my favorite for as long as I can remember: NYC.
I wanted to share those few words with you today because lately and especially today I am grateful. I am grateful for this book, I am grateful to live in NYC, I am grateful to have a wonderful family that loves and supports me, I am grateful for my amazing friends that show me everyday how proud of me they are, I am grateful for the chance that was given to me and I am grateful that you are reading my words right now.
But today, I am also hopeful, hopeful that my lucky star won’t leave me soon, hopeful that my book will touch your hearts the same way it touched mine and hopeful than next Thanksgiving, I will not only have reached the bookshelf with this book but I will also be back on the way with one or several of the many other books that are already flourishing in my head.
I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Now go eat some turkey or pecan pie (my favorite!) but come back, I’m on my way to the bookshelf!