In 2002 I published my very first book:
As I mentioned in my recent TEDx Talk, one fear I had around deciding to cut the cord and live the home-free lifestyle was what the hell is gonna happen to my mail?
Because I have the sweetest mother (who is still talking to me even after posting a picture of her in bed in her robe w/o make-up on in the aforementioned TEDx talk), she has now become my postmistress.
And she is constantly forced to get in front of her computer, fire up Skype, and hold up photos of my friends on the Christmas cards that were forwarded to her house, read aloud to me from the DMV about my upcoming car registration and yesterday, hold up O Magazine so I could get a screen shot because I refuse to buy it and lug it all over the globe with me.
A bit higher. Great, now move to the right.
A little farther. Perfect! Wait, it’s blurry. Let me try again. You moved!
Back to the left. Good.
My arms hurt. I’m putting this down.
It took us a good ten minutes and much blood loss in my mother’s arms to get a rather crappy picture of it, but the important thing is IT EXISTS! My little book that could keeps on keeping on!
So for all of you out there who are too lazy or scared to get off your asses and write your books or start a band or paint a picture or quit your job and start your own business…
Because opportunity is out there whether you decide to show up or not.
And if you don’t show up, it’ll just go to someone else.
And one day a very lovely and very Swedish actress may be blabbing about you in a very O magazine.