Winning, Losing, and Being Thankful (Plus Giveaway)
I didn't win a Christy for Husband Auditions, but it's okay.
One of the best things about having a dream is chasing the dream. When my book Finding Love in Big Sky was made into a movie last year, it was a dream come true. I loved every second of it. But when those seconds were over, I was left with the question: "Now what?" It fueled the mid-life crisis that made me become a flight attendant.
So though I'm technically a loser, I love that I still have a dream to pursue. It's not that I didn't win. It's that I didn't win YET.
Besides that part of losing, I loved that I didn't have to make a speech at the gala. (I'd written a speech to thank everyone who has helped me get this far, but I'd already shared it online, and I didn't know what else to say.) Just being there was an honor.
I'm blessed to still have the dream of winning a Christy, and I'm blessed to have so much support as I pursue it. The gala coordinator actually had to add chairs to my table at the awards banquet to include everyone who came to Nashville to cheer for me.
So as we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I also want to thank you. Your emails, reviews, and comments let me know that though I'm alone in front of my computer at this moment, I'm not pursuing my dreams alone.
I wish you all a blessed day of Thanksgiving filled with gratitude for all life's wins and losses.