This time two whole months ago my debut book, My Beautiful Struggle, was finally released. I cannot believe I haven’t even written about it on my blog yet, what an achievement it is. There was a time when I would think to myself, and out loud in YouTube videos, that I would LOVE to have a book out someday. I just didn’t realise it would happen whilst still in my twenties. I have wanted to share my story of the ups and downs I have encountered along my journey so far and to prove life doesn’t end after a permanent injury or because of depression etc.
My Beautiful Struggle is written for you to know that despite any struggle you can still live a good life. I felt like I needed to share the darkest times in my life, no matter how difficult it was for me to relive those moments because I want to inspire you to know that even if you are going through times full of shadows that light will come. I want you to realise your potential because we are ALL powerful beings.
The day of the book launch was pretty surreal. In the morning I headed to the ITV studios to be interviewed…ON LIVE TV…by Lorraine Kelly (video below). Despite my nerves, I had a gut feeling it would go well as I had been on her show a couple of times before. Lorraine’s warmth radiates and made me forget that I was being recorded for live television. I then headed to BBC Radio 5 where I was interviewed again. In some ways, I felt a little more nervous speaking on the radio…I guess it is similar to speaking on the phone – I much prefer face to face interaction. Then it was time for my official launch with fellow bloggers, some family, friends, my management and the book publication team (vlog below). Celebrating such an achievement was overwhelming and I felt a real sense of gratitude. I had come to realise that my book had sold out on Amazon that afternoon and instantly became an Amazon best-seller. Wow.
Life is a constant journey and I would say we all have at least one book in us. I already feel I will write another one as I have new chapters show up in my life all the time. I cannot wait to see where my journey takes me and I cannot wait to hear about yours along the way. We all deserve the best in life, it is just up to us to believe that. Never settle, love yourself, dream big and always live with gratitude.
Thank you for the continued support…time to live another chapter.
Purchase My Beautiful Struggle HERE.