There are some projects you undertake with the idea that they will be fun and rewarding and, in their course, they become much more. Yesterday Tonianne and I launched the Personal Kanban book.
The writing process for this book was wonderful, grueling, transformational. I would take up a lot of space listing all the events of the last year. There were floods, illness, strife ... and more. The book was a huge goal for both of us. It pulled us through. Kept us afloat.
Now it's out and being sold. The outpouring of support for us over the last 24 hours has been amazing. It's like we just pushed to get to the end of a double marathon, not even realizing we'd won. Delirious and dehydrated we stumbled across the finishing line - expecting nothing more than to collapse in the grass and fall asleep.
But at the end of the race we found well-wishers. We found a party.
And we are suddenly both energized.
Where, during the race we both felt beaten and defeated, we felt the exhilaration of completion and said, "Let's do it again!"