A year ago today (or so), I posted “The Announcement.” Rather than informing you that I was taking my talents to South Beach, I let the world know that this book project I had verbalized ten months before had finally resulted in a finished product, available on Amazon.

What followed was a year that absolutely shattered any expectations I may have had about the process of writing, and then promoting a book. I’ve gotten to speak about the book to audiences of students, faculty, and administrators. I’ve connected with other introverts who appreciated the things I wrote and advice I provided. I did a book signing, something I never dreamed I would get to do! I got to live a life that truly exceeded my wildest dreams- I would have been happy if my parents read it and that was it. So for that, above all, I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for reading, thank you for sharing, thank you for enduring my promotion of it šŸ™‚

Hey, you. Thank you. I mean it. IMAGE CREDIT: Giphy

The traditional first anniversary gift is “paper,” and that’s something I want to offer to you. As some of you may know, this past December THE I’S HAVE IT became available in paperback for the first time. Want one? I have a coupon code for you! Head to The I’s Have It on CreatespaceĀ (this code will not work on Amazon, so the Createspace link is important!) and enter the coupon codeĀ 9YPQWSP6Ā for $4 off! That’s 40% for those who like to work with those numbers.

Still haven’t read it yet? Let nothing or no one get in your way. IMAGE CREDIT: Tumblr

Now, many of you already have the book and I wouldn’t have you buy it two times just for my benefit. If this describes you, then there is one thing that the book would like for it’s birthday- to get on library shelves.Ā Odds are, your library has a public site where you can request that books get added to its inventory. Please take a moment to ask that they add THE I’S HAVE IT to their collection. Should they ask for an ISBN number, it isĀ 1505385369.

Hmmmm. First birthday? I’m gonna make a mess of a cake with my hands today.

Again, thank you for a wonderful year- none of the excitement, learning, or fun would have happened without you all!Ā 


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