The day was rather a blur and I feel i must apologise if I seemed a little dreamy. It wasn’t from champagne – I didn’t allow myself such an indulgence until we were clearing up after the guests had left!
I must thank all those who rallied behind the scenes and in the face of the public to make the whole thing run so smoothly. I had been a little daunted at the prospect of my first public speaking event and knowing everyone was madly working in the background took all the nerves away from me.
I began the day after a surprisingly good night’s sleep, with a 4km run, then a leisurely walk with my dog. By then, any pre speech nervous energy had been burnt off and to prevent the jitters setting in, I restricted myself to water – no caffeine!
It was overwhelming when people began arriving 30 minutes before the event, eager to buy their books and be one of the first to have them signed, overwhelming and very humbling.
Two very special people were part of the launch ceremony – Gillian Gorrie, both friend and success coach for being MC and Dee White, again a friend and a terrific author herself who kindly launched Phoenix into the public realm.
So it’s official, Phoenix is ready for all to read!
Once again, I thank all those involved in making my day extra special 🙂