Ignite Your Adventurous Spirit

January 8, 2020 By

After participating in the Ignite compilation book for Health and Wellness, the publisher, invited me to be part of the next book they were producing, Ignite Your Adventurous Spirit.

She had read my first story in the Health and Wellness book and seen my recap video of Morocco. She knew there was an Adventurous Spirit story in my Morocco experience, and I knew there was too!

In fact, there was more than one story that I could have told about my Morocco experience. Unlike my health story, Morocco was fresh and the details were still so clear to me. Being able to still smell the amber from the small square blocks that I got from the market to hearing the sounds of the snake charmers playing their flutes, it was like a part of me was still there.

Of course I agreed and went to work right away because the deadline for submission was incredibly short. I went through the notes app on my phone because that’s where I had recorded poems and short writings while I was in Morocco. After re-reading my notes, I knew the story I wanted to tell and began to write.

The first words were the words of a poem that came to me while I was sitting alone on the top of a sand dune in the Sahara. It was fitting to have that be the opening and the ending.

If you’d like to read the full story and be part of my launch team to help spread the word on January 17th at our launch event, let me know! I have ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) available digitally where you can read not just my story, but all the adventurous stories in the book.

Here’s to a year of adventure and impact!