It’s hard to believe that I’m here.

My first book is published. This happened. This is my life. This is my gratitude. I created this. I created this opportunity. I worked and overcame, disappointed myself and kept going, found ways of getting it done and here I am.

So much has changed since I started writing the poems and imagined the book.
So many people have believed in me, generously supported me.

I paddled, I plotted, I plod, I pirouette.

and I keep going.