This journey started in 2007, and the fact that it is 2013, and I am just now publishing Fashionably Deceptive (I wish that I could insert a clenched teeth emoji). Even with the bittersweet realization that this journey should have been started, completed, and in phase 10, I realize that everything happens when it is supposed to happen. Even though, we would like to believe that we are the masters of our own destiny, the fact is that things happen when they are destined to happen.
Today I received the graphics for Fashionably Deceptive, and I could not have been more impressed. It has been a long journey, paved with a bumpy road of graphic designers, and I have finally found one that was able to take my vision and put it in print. Fashionably Deceptive is no longer just a manuscript on my computer and is slowly manifesting itself into the masterpeice that I know it has the potential to become. I don't know where this journey is going to take me, but I know that my successes and failures have already been written into the design of my life. It is just up to me be brave enough to accept that even if I don't become the next Essence Bestselling Author, I tried it and gave it my all.