And by roller coaster, I unfortunately do not mean the ones you ride!
This is one area where I greatly envy men - they are so even-keeled when it comes to emotions. It's tougher for women to maintain consistency. Add the fact that I am half Sanguine and half Melancholy, the two emotional personalities, and the challenge doubles!
Friday the 13th was definitely the highlight! I received an incredible review and blurb for an upcoming book and set several speaking engagements. The big one happened quite by accident - a woman in DC who'd done some PR work for me in the past called with an opportunity to be one of only a couple exhibitors at an upcoming health event in the area. I had a question and ended up contacting the president of the organization sponsoring the event - when I mentioned my non-fiction book, she became very excited and asked if I'd be willing to speak for 15 minutes. Would I??? Now, here's the kicker - the keynote speaker is First Lady Michelle Obama!
An Ounce of Prevention Health Seminar
Yes, I'm still in shock...
That high led to a dip this morning with a lackluster review. Bummer. Okay, deep breath, water off a duck's back, it's only one person's opinion. Ten minutes later, I received notification of another review that was very, very positive. Back up again! Tomorrow morning is a big event & pre-sale at my church for my non-fiction book, and Sunday evening at 8pm is a chat through Author & Book Event Center and The Bookhouse - The Bookhouse Chatroom (Everyone here is invited to that!) So it'll likely be another day of ups & downs.
Does anyone else go through this kind of mess? I think I hit every note on the scale in just 24 hours! I guess the biggest blessing is that most of this flies by at such a fast pace, I don't have time to dwell on any of it. (Actually, I think it bothers my husband far more, as he so wants to protect me from any and all bad and knows that he just can't.)
So how do you maintain your cool while riding the roller coaster? What keeps the moments (even the positive ones) from becoming distractions?