“GO WRITE IT!”
That’s what my friend, Jenesse Aurandt, wrote on the inside cover of “Bird By Bird,” an instructional book on writing by Anne Lamott. It would be my last birthday gift from her. Four months later, in 2007, she passed away from breast cancer.
I’ve copied that inscription onto the card below, and I keep it beside me when I’m working.
A few months prior to that birthday, Jenesse told me – in no uncertain terms – that I was a writer. Oh, I scoffed in a big way, but she insisted and went so far as to have me promise to write a book one day. I made that promise, and I eventually kept it.
I don’t know what made her say that to me, but I do know that I wouldn’t have pursued any of this had she not. The gift of a passionate path. < sigh > My gratitude is beyond immeasurable.
I now use “Go Write It” as a metaphor for life. We all have a story to tell through our own personal journeys. It’s my mission to inspire others to find their path and to encourage them to pursue it with all the love and passion that I’ve been blessed to discover thanks to this amazing woman.
I write words, because they bring me joy. I share them to honor the memory of a friend.
Thanks for stopping by.
Leana Delle is an RN with a background in Critical Care and heart transplantation. She earned her BS in Organizational Development from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN and completed her studies in creative writing through Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, where she is an alumna of their New York Seminar.
Leana is author of the Amazon bestselling novel, “Control Switch.”
Visit her online at http://www.leanadelle.com