Love this. So true!
Lori will begin the show by reading an excerpt from her book.
Here’s how Deadline Hollywood describes the book: THE LIFE LIST tells the story of a young woman who embarks on “a year-long journey of self-discovery after her mother passes away and leaves her an inheritance with one big stipulation–in order to receive it she must complete the items on the ‘life list” of goals she made for herself when she was 14. Although apprehensive at the beginning, she takes on this challenge in a “bewildering and comedic journey through her adolescent dreams” which leave her “surprised to find the life, and the self, she’d lost along the way.”
Lori Nelson Spielman lives in East Lansing, Michigan, with her husband and a very spoiled K.C. (Kitty Cat). A former speech pathologist and guidance counselor, she currently works as a homebound teacher for inner-city students. Lori enjoys running, traveling, and reading, though writing is her passion. She spends her winters cursing the god-awful Michigan winters, and her summers sailing the glorious shores of Lake Michigan.
I’ve had that verse printed on my pig chalkboard for years. Read it dozens of times a day. Quoted it more times than I can remember. But it wasn’t until I fell into the throes of unemployment, traveling rapidly into the abyss, that Ghandi’s words of wisdom rang in my ears, and reversed my direction mid-stream.
What I realized was my fears blocked my forward motion. They clipped my wings, and prevented my adventurous flight. Once cognizant that the only thing standing between me and my dreams was “me”, down came the walls. Saying “YES” to myself… “YES” to creating the life I always dreamed of… “YES” to risk… “YES” to change… “YES” to stepping into my authenticity, I effortlessly slid into my passion, finding my joy.
Dear Mr. Hallmark, Sir:
I am writing to you from heaven,
And though it must appear
A rather strange idea,
I see everything from here.
I just popped in to visit
Your store to find a card-
A card of love for my Mom,
As this day for her is hard.