To be specific...my publishing company.
This spring has brought a lot of changes to my life. The number one being my ability to be stronger and more capable than ever before.
I've struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I look back through my old posts and journals and realize just how much energy it took to do the simplest tasks. As winter turned to spring, I got some help. The difference is immeasurable.
I announced my novel "Leap of Faith" just before I went on a blogging hiatus. Over the last several months I have finished the Beta Edition and ordered the very first copies of my novel.
Though my novel is not finished yet, this is a HUGE step forward in the writing process. I will give my novel to select readers to get feedback, which will help me shape the final revisions. I am very excited for this stage because it means publication is really happening.
While researching publication options, I realized the numerous advantages to creating my own publishing company. Not only do I want to publish more novels, I want to help others through their own creative process and possible publication.
So I did it, I created my own publishing company.
I am always balancing: between work and play, between doing too much and too little, between being introverted and extroverted.
The "tree" stands for tree pose, which became the symbol of my logo. It is a balancing pose that is also perfect for meditation. Tree pose connects you to the earth while also raising your arms, or "growing your branches" towards the sky and the divine.
Connecting physical movement, natural living and mental purpose is the power behind my ability to overcome my anxiety and build a business.
"Press" is a communications term. Since I got my start in the newspaper industry, it seems fitting for me to identify with the description. It also fits well together as a brand, so it all works out in the end.
I've been finishing my novel and trying to begin to build momentum in my business. It is a lot going on and I am starting to feel a little overwhelmed again. However, I am no longer going to shutdown when things get hard. I am pushing through to continue on my path.
Instead of being paralyzed with indecision, I am going to try something. I may decide to go a different way later, but I will continue to move forward. I must.
I am announcing my work to the world, here is my publishing company, Balancing Tree Press. It is a work in progress, but so am I. My goal is to work hard, stay connected with others who share my passions and create art through written word.
So may it be.