I just had to say a gigantic congratulations to my friend and Free Spirit colleague Melissa Averinos on her forthcoming book. Melissa is a friend, a new friend, not a friend I can say I know well because we've only talked a couple of times but a friend none the less. What I really like about her is that, like me (and like a lot of people I suspect), she is a person with insecurities and vulnerabilities. Unlike me (I tend to dump my insecurities in the safe harbor of my family and friends) she lets this side of herself hang out for all to see on her blog. She's open about her vulnerabilities in an incredibly refreshing and beautiful way. It's just really nice to see that kind of openess, it's a rare thing and a lovely thing. And she has traveled with so much grace through some incredibly difficult (a vast understatement) and also some wonderful things this year, I just admire her carrying on, and yes, rocking on!!! to this fantastic moment. Her first book!!!!!!!!!!! So please, wish her well and send her a bit of love on this special occasion, not as some fancy author type un-relatable kind of person, just as a girl, working really hard everyday to make her dreams come true, and succeeding!!!
Go Melissa, GO!!!!!!!!!