she didn’t have to do that
hi dear friends! hope you’re winding down a good day and getting ready to watch a sunset or have some other fabulous plans. i’ve been overwhelmed lately by the graciousness and generosity of the women i know.
most are blog writers, but the other day it was a reader who did something amazing. you may know Betty Lou Phillips from her books which are legion and legendary. they’re staples in most design libraries, full of her work and friends in france and italy.
the question has always baffled me: how does she do it? she’s always been an inspiration. for me, having one little book and so many others in the works that i procrastinate for years over, she’s like superwoman. we met over the phone many years ago through a mutual friend (her photographer, danny piassick).
anyway, a couple of days ago i got a call from her publisher who told me that betty lou had seen the t&l article and called to tell them about it! with all she has going on from her design business to books and clients, for her to take the time to think of me and make the call was really remarkable and something for which i’ll be eternally grateful.
her pub set me up on a real plan, time table, and way to organize it all. maybe it took someone grabbing the reigns and steering me in the right direction to make these day dreams into realities. now that i have a focus, i’ve been able to lay out pages (i’m using blurb.com) and am on a roll! this was what was supposed to happen in these 90 days so for it to come true is mind boggling.
i still have to force myself to make the time, but it’s good to have a target date.
so this is a great big thank you to betty lou for being so selfless and thinking of someone else. i want to be just like you
and everyone who helps push each other forward.
one of the best parts of blogging for me has been meeting and promoting other women. i’m on a mission to promote each other even more. getting feedback and energy from you guys as writers and readers has made blogging such a rich part of life. if you’re writing to promote someone, let me know and i’ll link to your post. it’s something i’ve been thinking a lot about lately, we have such a great platform to celebrate each other and it feels so good!
so, betty lou, i’m not trying to put more on your plate but maybe it would be nice to have a blog to share your secrets of success and just how you’ve managed to be such a force of nature?
or maybe just give up some of your resources, say for metallic bath tubs?
oh and if betty lou hasn’t impressed you yet with her superhuman feats of producing beauty and documenting it, she also writes a series of books for kids!