Well, friends, ‘Thrive: the Bah! Guide to wellness after cancer’ is out today.
And I am happy, and proud of it.
And I am a little bit scared, too, because if the Bah! book is all about a part my life, Thrive reflects a goodly chunk of my soul.
The last week has been mostly ‘this book is my truth and, therefore, in itself, enough’ calmness.
But in the bits between the ‘mostly’, it’s been a time of anxious dreams, erratic eating, and spending a lot of time wondering how I’ll feel if people dismiss/dislike /don’t bother with/write horrible things about my new book. (Answers: sad/philosophical/stoical/crushed.)
Now that The Day is here – and looking, by and large, like any other Monday – I am back to pleased and proud and hopeful and excited and feeling so damned lucky in so very many ways. (To name the tope five: 1. Alive. 2. Well. 3. Happy. 4. Doing work that I love. 5. As those of you who watched my public emotional car-crash on Twitter and Facebook yesterday when I thought the Bah! website was gone forever will understand, profoundly grateful for people who understand technology.)
The more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the site has a new look, meant to reflect that life can move on from cancer. (If you’re thinking the new look is a bit, well, dull, fear not – it will shortly have a very special image to cheer it up.)
So. a new look (not for me, I am the same as ever), a new book, a new stage.
Here’s to thriving.