For those of you about to do something that makes you nervous (public speaking, sending out your first manuscript, doing a book signing, etc.) Maria Sharapova, tennis star, has this to say, "If I'm nervous, it means I had to work hard to get there, whether it's playing in a tournament or speaking at an event. So I try to stop and be proud of getting to live in that moment." (from Oprah Magazine, June 2011)
I can see the butterflies flying away right now...
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author, writer-cheerleader, and mentorship matchmaker.