Celebrating an incredible year...
One year ago, I embarked on a journey fueled by passion and purpose, driven by a desire to make a positive impact on our planet. Today, as I celebrate the first birthday of "Island Girls: Free the Sea of Plastic," I am overwhelmed with gratitude and pride as I reflect on the incredible journey this project has taken me on.
It all began as a simple idea – a vision to create a book that not only told a story but also carried a powerful message. The journey from concept to reality involved turning that idea into a tangible project, which then evolved into a carefully crafted manuscript. The addition of captivating illustrations brought the narrative to life, making it a visually compelling experience for readers.
What started as a personal project soon gained momentum, attracting the attention and support of corporations and individuals alike. The ripple effect was heartwarming as people from different walks of life began rallying behind the cause, encouraging my efforts to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic pollution.
The transition from a manuscript to a movement was marked by the book's growing popularity. Readers not only embraced the story but also embraced the mission – to free the seas of plastic. The support manifested in the form of book purchases, honors, and features in various magazines and articles, amplifying the message to a broader audience.
One of the most rewarding aspects of this journey has been the recognition received for the hard work invested. The book has been honored with various awards, a testament to the collective effort put into creating a meaningful piece of literature that resonates with readers and environmental advocates alike.
The impact extended beyond the pages of the book, reaching festivals, schools, and communities. Invitations poured in, allowing me the incredible opportunity to share my mission with children around the world. Being a part of these events and engaging with young minds has been a deeply fulfilling experience, knowing that we are sowing the seeds of awareness and responsibility.
Looking back, the journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. It reinforces the belief that hard work, dedication, and a genuine commitment to a cause can yield remarkable results. The feeling of seeing a dream transform into a reality is indescribable, and it serves as a reminder that every effort, no matter how small, contributes to meaningful change.
Throughout this journey, I have adhered to the principles of kindness, directness, and professionalism in every interaction. These values have not only shaped the project but have also fostered positive relationships with supporters, collaborators, and advocates.
As I raise a toast to the first birthday of "Island Girls: Free the Sea of Plastic," I am filled with gratitude for the incredible support and enthusiasm that have surrounded this endeavor. The journey has just begun, and I eagerly anticipate many more book birthdays, each one marking a step closer to a world where we celebrate the beauty of this planet, where it is free of plastic pollution.
In conclusion, this past year has been a testament to the transformative power of storytelling and the positive change that can be achieved when passion meets purpose. Here's to the continued success of "Island Girls: Free the Sea of Plastic" and the hope that its message and the message of future books, will inspire generations to come.
Cheers to a future where our seas are free, and our planet thrives.
Blair has travelled extensively all over the world. She and her husband enjoy taking their kids on big adventures together. Blair writes children's picture books for all ages! Most of her stories are inspired by life events. They feature kid’s curiosity, love of the environment, laughter, and fantasy.