I was so excited yesterday when my new book, Love Yourself Slimmer came in the mail, hot off the press, if you will. I ordered myself 5 copies to have on hand, and they looked so beautiful. The cover is really pretty with my logo and everything. Then with the enthusiasm of a child on her birthday, I opened up the book and sighed.
The book did not look like what I submitted to the publishing company. The worksheets were not formatted correctly, quotes were broken up, and my heart sank for a minute. I worked really hard to get my new book all pretty and it turned out kinda poopy.
Then I took a breath and decided, "Oh well, at least I wrote another book, and the information is still really good."
After that, I did go online and write an email to the company to see what we can do to get this fixed. Hopefully it will be an easy fix, but I realized that sometimes you just gotta roll with it. It will be okay. I am choosing to not get super upset about it.
I am choosing to celebrate the fact that it is out there and available for those who need it, and they won't care if it doesn't look as gorgeous as I intended it to.
I suppose it was a bit of a lesson for me to surrender to that which I have no control over really. Where can you surrender in your life? It is very freeing to do so. Takes the pressure off for sure, and it shows me where I am still acting like a control freak in my own life.
Let go, let flow is my mantra today. Until we meet again.......go forth and flow.
Caroline Nixon is
a psychic healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.