An oldie but a goodie. From my first book: Yoga Girl! A New York Times Bestseller. I couldn't believe it when I got the call. A bestselling book? Me? I've always loved to write but going from journaling to writing Instagram captions to blogging were big steps enough. Writing a book seemed impossible, daunting, overwhelming. I wrote Yoga Girl in less than 4 months while traveling. The words poured out of me in airports, in yoga studios, in hotel rooms. The book was already there, waiting. I'm writing my second one right now and it's so much harder. Not just because of baby but because I'm writing about grief and pain and it means every time I open up my computer to write I'm scratching at a wound I've been trying to heal for years. With every chapter, I cry. The words aren't pouring out of me but this time around; I'm squeezing them out. It's so, so, so hard. But with every line I write I feel lighter. It's like I'm shedding skin. Like a snake. It's uncomfortable and at times I wonder what life is going to be like when I'm done. Writing is healing. Healing is writing.
This book is taking shape. But of course... I'm saving the hardest parts for last. @ahlaluna ❤ #writing #book2 #grief #healing