Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.

Many of us have experienced heart break or grief at some point in our lives.   I can recall a phone conversation that I had with a close friend a couple of years back.  She was going through a very rough break up.  The emotional pain was excruciating for her. She shared something with me that caused goosebumps to run up and down my spine.
“I looked at the clock one morning and it was 7:00 a.m. I rolled over and cried myself to sleep. When I glanced back at the clock it was 8:00 a.m. I was just grateful to have gotten through that hour.”

Forget a week or a day.  She was battling with trying to keep her sanity for 60 minutes. Imagine the anguish! I’m happy to report that she has moved on and is in a beautiful, peaceful space in life.

The road towards success is somewhat similar.   Success is a step by step, day by day journey. Unfortunately we are not provided with GPS or maps to assist with direction. The success of life is mastered through on the job training. As a new Author I am learning to adjust to the ups and downs and spirals of the literary industry. I thought the hardest part would be writing the book. Boy was I wrong. Unexpected road blocks, long delays, pop ups of disappointment and tons of emergency detours. This is a small list in comparison of my daily activities. Dusting myself off and pushing through the mistakes is challenging to say the least. The mistakes have also been my greatest lessons and blessings.

A lesson learned in blood is soon not forgotten.

We each have our own road to pave. Anything worth something never comes easy. Keep going!

About The Author

Hope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short but Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.