So, can I just begin this post by saying that you are all my most favorite people in the entire world? Because it's true. The response you gave me to my nervous breakdown post was AMAZING. Every single comment meant SO much to me, and I just can not thank you enough!
And do you want to know what reading all of your awesome comments pushed me to do?
You pushed me to submit my portfolio to about 8 different children's book publishing jobs (oooh, cross those fingers and toes that I get one), that's what! So now I'm just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' and plannin' and dreamin' (... and clearly channeling Nancy Sinatra, here) and still submitting, because I'm not going to give up when I feel like I'm so darned close to something big and wonderful.
And, in the meantime... ohhhh, get ready for this - (especially you, Anne and Denise!)
Just you wait... there are PLENTY more to come (I've seen a teaser of Captain Monkeybones, and it is so cute I can barely stand it)
And, for those of you who are like, "Marisa, really? But really now? Don't you know that I can't even thread a needle?" - well, don't worry... because check out the cuteness of this PILLOW!
My mom rocks. Just sayin'
And you all rock, too. Seriously, I love you guys. Knowing that there are amazing, encouraging people all over the world, rooting me on with every step I take toward my dream.... that's pretty heady stuff!