It’s getting close now, my second children’s picture book, Messy Magic Birthday, comes out May 10 st! Here I am living my dream of writing, illustrating and publishing picture books for children. That dream started over 20 years ago but it never got off the ground until I learned a little secret. You don’t have to have it all figured out in order to begin. You simply lean into the dream . . . and keep leaning. Ask yourself, “Does doing this lean towards my dream or away from it?” Small steps of leaning accumulate and before you know it you’re on your way. Then speak your dream to others. This sets in motion a powerful attraction of good people and golden opportunities. Like the talented Charles Lawson of Highlander Studios who helped me scan and adapt all my illustrations into “just right” digital files. And he was nice enough to make me these beautiful prints of some of my illustrations. When you are on the right path, the universe conspires to help you. So you don’t need to have it all figured out . . . you just need to keep leaning into the dream.