Sometimes I dream about writing a book. And then I realize that all around me, people are doing it. Regular people like me can become authors.
Today I’d like to introduce you to one of them, Annie Downs— blogger, writer, speaker, and now author.
Annie is one of those women in Nashville that I just kept hearing about. “Oh Claire, you want to be a writer?” says everyone. “Do you know Annie Downs? You should meet Annie.” And I should have. A long time ago. But as it would happen, I didn’t meet Annie. Not until the perfect time. Not until the Saturday before her book released.
“There is no amount of dieting I can do today to make me a size 2 by morning. No amount of plastic surgery done today can make me look like a supermodel by dinnertime. Who I am today is me, and God loves me deeply today. Today I have eaten okay, I went to the gym, I’m wearing sassy earrings, my hair is out of control, and I completed my to-do list. God really loves me today. Yesterday I skipped my cardio workout, had mozzarella sticks for dinner, wore flip flops with cherries on them, and didn’t spend any time reading the Bible. God really loved me yesterday, just the same as today.”
I’m so excited for Annie today, not only because her book is finally on the shelves, but because I know what an impact her words will have on so many young women. I know the impact those words might have had on me ten years ago. I know the impact they had on me today.
In fact, I wonder if Taylor needs a copy?