Announcing: My Book & My Birthday!

DenaMay 4, 2011

Bonjour, darling readers! If I’ve been a bit quiet lately it’s because I’ve taken something of a Spring Break. I’ve been having champagne toasts & gazing at all things blooming & snapping photographs with disposable cameras & hiking in the forest & enjoying the first BBQ of the season! I hope you aren’t missing me too much. 😉

Flowering Tree

This morning I have a couple of important announcements to make. So, here goes…

Big Announcement Numero Uno
I started my first book! If there were a way to digitally make balloons & confetti fall from the ceiling and horns blow and crowds cheer all of that would be happening right now. This is a monumental announcement for me. This book has been stewing in my brain for two whole years. It’s the culmination of every lesson that I’ve learned in my twenty-seven years on this planet: my journey to overcome anxiety & depression; my losing seventy pounds; and my two years of blogging. Yea, it’s going to be huge. 🙂 And I am ridiculously beside myself with excitement about it.

I’ve not landed on a title yet, but I can share a few secrets with you already.

  • First, the book will include all of the tools that I used to overcome anxiety & depression. It tells the story of how I transformed—from unhappy & unhealthy to unstoppable & incredible. And better yet, it shows you how you can do it, too.
  • Second, so far the book is thirteen epic chapters!
  • Third, the book will include never-before-told stories from my journey. And let me tell you, some of these stories are mucho juicy!

Big Announcement Numero Dos
In a few short hours, at 1:09 a.m. it will be my birthday! Alright, well maybe this one isn’t such a big announcement. I am just so happy to celebrate my birthday this year. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we last celebrated!

Twenty-six has been one heck of a year—sometimes difficult, but mostly dazzling. I am left entirely grateful for all of it. I can’t wait to see what twenty-seven has in store for me.

Thank you to you—my precious readers & friends—for your presence, love, and inspiration. I am a lucky gal. If you are so inclined to grace me with some birthday goodness, you can donate securely by clicking this nifty yellow button:

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I am signing off for now. The next couple of days will find me celebrating in a party hat, getting tons of birthday hugs & kisses (hopefully!); and eating entirely too much sushi for my own good. 😉

In love & light,

Comments (6)

  • Tessa Zeng

    May 5, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Ooh, I’m a tad late to the party, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you’ve had an amazing one, Dena! And congrats on starting the new passion-filled book!

  • Lou Mello

    May 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

    First, a great Big Happy Birthday!! Hope it’s a great day for you and you celebrate Cinco de Dena.

    I wish you the very best luck on your book efforts, it’s a daunting task and I know from reading your posts that you are definitely up to it. I am sure that it will be a great way to even further focus your thoughts and efforts on how to live a positive and happy life.

    Looking forward to the next update on the Fitness Challenge although you definitely get a pass this week due to the Birthday lollapalooza!!

    1. Dena

      May 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      @ Tessa- Thank you so much for the warm birthday wishes & the good luck! I’ll be needing it for sure. As someone who just came through (is coming through) her own EPIC book launch, I hope you’ll be able to share some advice with me on my own journey. XOXO

      @ Lou – Ah, thank you so much!! Cinco de Dena — I love it. Let’s change the holiday name altogether. 😉 You are right, it IS a daunting task. I’m noticing that and I’ve only just begun. I am trying to be optimistic and remind myself that all good things take time. 😉 It will be a labor of love for certain. Also — SFC post going up shortly. Sorry for the delay!

      @ Brad – Thank you for the birthday wish and not to worry — I am going to keep the fitness challenge in mind while I’m chowing down on that delicious sushi tonight. Thank you so much for the reminder, though. So grateful to know that somebody is here keeping me on track! You’re the best, Brad. 🙂

  • Brad Chaffee

    May 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Dena! 😀

    Remember not too much Sushi! LOL You’ve got a challenge to complete. haha! Have fun Dena! 😀

    Year 27 is going to be awesome!!

  • Michelle

    May 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Sorry for the late post, but Congratulations on starting your first book and happy belated birthday!!!

    1. Dena

      May 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

      @ Michelle – Thank you so much. 😀

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