Book Launch Delay and Time To Surrender

March 1, 2018 | by Michelle Meier

We cannot control how things are going to pan out in life. We can, however, let go and have faith. We can feel the freedom of knowing that we are taken care of. That God has a plan for each of us. That we are here for a purpose.

So today I cannot help but laugh.  A few days ago when talking about my book launch on social media, I spoke about surrendering.  I can be a stubborn one and my desire to control how things go in my life is fierce.  The process of putting this book out about the transformation I underwent through grieving the loss of my mom has tested my self-doubt so many times.  It is so personal.  Maybe I’m too close to the story.  Maybe I’m foolish.

As dedicated as an Olympian I’ve felt like, I’m also stupefied over the endurance I’ve had for what turned into a marathon of focused thoughts and words woven together throughout the peaks and valleys of emotion.  At the same time I love writing so much that I become engulfed.  I forget to eat.  I forget to go to the bathroom.  I forget to turn the lights on when it gets dark out and there I am sitting in the dark living room, still typing away. 

Enter the publishing process, which poses a huge learning curve when first learning, as I am.  I’m bleary-eyed with all the technical difficulties that arose through the self-publishing process this past week, which brings me to why I am laughing today.

Today, March 1st, was supposed to be the book reveal and launch date.  And I’ve had one issue after another in getting the eBook up, not to mention the still pending paperback version.  Aside from the countless hours I put into writing and editing and “emotioning” as I relived the experience over and over, I’ve spent hours late into the nights trying to make things work but there are obstacles through the publishing platform that are beyond my control.  This means that the book launch is delayed.  I trust that this will be resolved soon.   

And to that I surrender myself.

Here is the lesson yet again.  We cannot control how things are going to pan out in life.  We can, however, let go and have faith.  We can feel the freedom of knowing that we are taken care of.  That God has a plan for each of us.  That we are here for a purpose.

And, while I feel it my purpose to share this book, I trust that God has the perfect plan for its unveiling.  As my loved ones have been assuring me, “It will all work out.” Yes, it will.  I’ll keep you posted when it goes live (you can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook: @lovejoyoga_therapy for updates).

In the meantime, thanks for your patience and your continued support.  May your day be filled with love and laughter—and the willingness to surrender.

"The simple intention to surrender control is all you need to experience miracles."