This past Saturday I had a celebration. It was the release of my first book, “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure” and it was time to enjoy that. I decided to eat out at a local restaurant in town and raise a glass of wine in the air. I could have done this alone and still enjoy the day.
But instead I sent the word out to some friends and writers I knew. What occurred was a gathering of 12 people snuggled close together enjoying and supporting my accomplishment. My friend Robin started it well by sprinkling the table with green stars in Jasper’s honor. That was awesome. She included a gift basket that had a bag of millet sprays for Jasper so he could be included.
Four hours of chatter, laughter and just enjoyment by people who get what I have done. It went by fast as food was eaten, wine was drunk and the day went on by. My book signings won’t be coming for a few weeks so this was the next best thing.
I am proud of myself. This was my goal three years ago when I started this project. I was not going to settle for writing a book to read to my grandchildren down the road. I did not let road bumps deter me. I learned from my mistakes, listened to good advice, and with a lot of time and effort it is now here.
Jasper is oblivious to all of this. He just knows mom gives him shelled almonds and goes on and on how he will be big. So long I pat him on his back, belly,wings, and head he is good.
Life is good right now for my bird and me.
4 thoughts on “Release day: Celebration”
Careful now. You don’t want him thinking he’s responsible for all your success. An ego can be a dangerous thing. lol Congrats again. I kinda like saying that. 🙂
Jasper with an ego? The bird has been thinking from day one we are beneath him. LOL.
Thank you so much my friend I sure as heck love hearing it when I think on why
you are saying it. 🙂
CONGRATS sounds like great fun best wishes for the Greatest success
Thank you so much Maria. I so appreciate the support. 🙂