What a trip this has been. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Awesome views, great weather, what more could a girl ask for? Well as for this girl...to finish this darn book. Well guess what? I DID!!!!! I want to thank all of the nice folks at Marriott Clearwater Beach on Sand Key. Shameless but unsolicited plug. I would also like to thank Lynne Telger. I met her on a plane from Louisville to Atlanta. She was such an inspiration and she believed in me. Her kind words and her telling me what a strong woman I am really inspired me to work hard on this trip. I would also like to thank all of my new fans that supported me on my endeavor to finish this. My first small taste of fame. (I managed to sign my first few autographs!) All of this before any possible success. Maybe I can repay you somehow!
However, I would not have gotten this far without my children who are my first and most important inspiration. I want to make them proud. Also, my closest friends. I love you Laura, Tammy, Cara and Melissa. I have to mention Eric. He was the first to really support me. It doesn't matter what has happened, I could never repay that.
This trip has been a very important one to me in many ways. I have grown so much and am the happiest and most confident than I have ever been in my entire life. I have been blessed with so many great influences and inspiration, but without the courage and confindence in myself, I would not have made it this far. Chin up world...the best is yet to come! Believe in yourself first and nothing is impossible!