Friday, December 07, 2007

Good News

Remember last month when I wrote and submitted a piece for a column in a food magazine? Well, I hadn't heard anything and figured that was that. Have to admit I moped about it a bit. Part of the black cloud of self doubt I've been struggling with lately.

Received an e-mail late yesterday afternoon. The selection process took a while because they received many, many entries. BUT my piece was one of the twelve chosen (one a month for a year). It will appear in the June issue. From the hooping and hollering that ensued, my neighbors probably think I won the Powerball. Truth is, the pay is almost ridiculous. But it was the first personal essay I'd ever written and the first time I'd submitted anything to any magazine.

I'm beyond thrilled. And incredibly grateful for your support and encouragement. Thank you to each one of you who have held faith for me through this dark and quiet time. When I sit in meditation, I can feel your love surround me and it means the world to me.

10 comments:

Michelle O'Neil said...

I never doubted you for a second. Congrats!

mamatulip said...

Congratulations!

Mystic Wing said...

Congratulations, oh most talented sister. Only one who doubted was you.

Remember, self doubt is just a mind state, not anything "real."

riversgrace said...

Yea! That's so great, J. And amazing for your first personal essay. It's the fruit of all your labor.

Love to you.

Deb said...

I can hardly wait to read it! So happy for you. Hoping you can hold the light and joy of this. Love you.

Go Mama said...

Fantastic news Jerri. Win win.

Stacy said...

Awesome news. I hear winning the powerball isn't all its cracked up to be, think you won something better.Congrats!

Amber said...

WOOOOOOWHOOOOO!!!! Yay for you!
That is great. You rock!

;)

Terry Whitaker said...

YAY! Great News!

holly said...

Congratulations, Jerri! You rock! And I am not at all surprised that your piece was chosen - even without ever having read it!