This past year, I signed with Creative Genius Publishing to work on releasing my first book. I spent the summer editing, developing a website, and rereading my manuscript countless times, so much so that the words took on a whole new meaning for me. I am thrilled and ever so appreciative of all of the support I have been given, from family, friends, and this community here on WordPress. Words will never be enough to express how grateful I am. I am also incredibly excited to announce that Phoenix Rising: Onward and Upward will be available in bookstores, through Amazon, and through my website come December 1, 2015.
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by The Culture Trip, a website that dedicates itself to providing the best recommendations on art, food, travel, and more for big cities around the globe. Sam, would you like to be a writer for us? SAY WHAT? No brainer, absolutely yes! Upon completing my first piece last week, I decided to branch out from a listicle for my second and do a feature piece on a fitness studio in San Francisco, California.
I have had a massive case of wanderlust lately. It’s bad, guys. I have been feeling anxious and restless and caged. There’s that whole saying that goes something like we were meant to sprout wings from our shoulder blades. And all I know is that I can’t stay here anymore. I can’t stand still any longer. So I am doing something about it.
It was freezing this morning, and for whatever reason, it had me thinking about New York. And how it snowed in Central Park, such a brilliant white. I almost fell numerous times, and tree branches sparkled in the morning mist. Up and down the avenues we ventured, our breath dissolving before us. It took everything in me not to start a snowball fight with you – a spontaneous burst, like fallen stars and angel aura quartz. Clusters of flakes beneath Christmas trees of December 26. The paths were carved with flannel footprints and ice kisses. A piano playing softly when you took me into the Trump Building. And we scarfed down turkey burgers and ate so many sweet potato fries. And I couldn’t help but think what a sweet memory this would make someday.
So unbelievably thrilled that Kara has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. This girl is a true inspiration – traveling around Europe, taking chances, being brave. She is living out everything I hope to do one day soon. Check out her incredible experiences and beautiful words at From This Side of the Sun.