Happy New Year Prosers!!! I am so excited about 2018, you have no idea how anxious I am to see how this year pans out. As per my usual tradition, it is time to reflect on the past year.
I have to say that 2017 saw a whole new Mara. My confidence came back, my determination returned and my peace of mind finally came into play. Mara Prose Publishing grew by leaps and bounds, and it went places I never even imagined. But we shall talk about that in a moment, back to the new me. What has changed aside from what I already stated? I healed and I think that is the most important aspect of 2017, is that I healed, let go and forgave. 2017 was the official year of my divorce. In 2016, I truly believe I was trying to hold onto something that I had outgrown, that no longer existed and was terrified of the major changes taking place in my life. I can honestly admit that I truly believed we would repair our marriage, but this past year I realized and accepted that those two people who fell in love so very long ago no longer existed and that love was gone – but that it was all ok and just part of life. In 2017, I let it all go, accepted what was to be and started focusing on the path that God was laying before me. Words cannot express how happy I am at this point in my life. I also stopped doubting the God-given talent of writing and started to embrace it, develop it and hone my craft. Lastly, I rekindled relationships with estranged family, friends and co-workers and built a network of support that was so loving, nurturing and empowering, I had no choice but to grow and flourish. Life is good Prosers and I pray that 2018 is an even better year. I have to give thanks to God, my Mom, My Sister and My Best Friend Nicky W. , for bringing me back to life and encouraging all that is Mara Prose.
2017 was the beginning of my very own radio show! I have to admit that a radio show was never a part of the Mara Prose vision, but I cannot imagine life without it now. Once again, my best friend has joined me in this new endeavor. Bless her heart she was just kind of thrown into it with me and went along willing without question, lol. Everyone should be so fortunate to have such a best friend like mine.
But let me tell you about Prosey’s Corner and the premise of my show. It is the same premise as my blog, my brand and my image: Inspiring, Motivating and Empowering people to FIND THEIR VOICE – just as I have found my voice over the past several years. My guests range from authors, CEOs, musicians, fashion designers and relationship specialist just to name a few. I have to give a shout out to Valerie Denise Jones, Phelo the Great and the entire 4E Media group, and thank them for providing me with this platform. Valerie immediately saw something in me from our first meeting and I will be eternally grateful for all the support, guidance and encouragement she has provided the past few months. I have made a lifelong friend in her and that friendship came with the birth of Prosey’s Corner. So be sure to tune in every Saturday 9am CST/10am EST on 4ERadio.com or you can call the studio line 323-642-1391 and be a part of the show.
2017 was an emphasis on LOVE for me. As I healed, I started to believe in it again. Love comes in so many forms and I have so much love in my life, it would be a shame not to embrace it. As I stated before, I have an enormous support group filled with nothing but love, encouragement and happiness for me. I tear up as I write this because it feels so good to be so loved and to be able to return that love to all my friends, family, and Prosers. I started this year being open to all that Love can bring me this year, and everyday my cup runneth over with LOVE, LOVE, and more Love.
2017 brought me peace of mind. I had been searching for it for so long and to finally have it, feels simply amazing. I pray that everyone finds this type of peace in their life. What does it feel like? It feels like heaven, like walking on cloud nine, and feels like I am constantly embraced by a positive energy so strong, I simply radiate with it. So many want to know what I changed in my life to get to this point.
You simply have to let go and let God. Whatever your spirtuality is, embrace it. You cannot have a victim mentality. You have to own your flaws, your mistakes, people you have hurt and acknowledge the fact that you need to constantly work on being the best YOU that YOU CAN BE. I cannot stress enough to OWN your mistakes and move past them. Let them go, accept the learning experience and grow from it. Life is beautiful and ugly all at the same time. Just always remember that everything is temporary and nothing lasts forever. Enjoy the good, remain strong through the bad and do your best to enjoy this thing we call Life.
The Davenports: A Battle of Wills: Pre-sales start February 3rd, 2018. Official release is March 2nd, 2018!
The Journey to Mara Prose (An Anthology of Poetry): Officially releases May 17, 2018!
Look out for Mara Prose new material to be submitted to several contests this year! It is time to be award winning!
Mara Prose Publishing Clients:
Southern Belles Cook book: Coming 2018
You don’t know me (A Memoir): Coming 2018
Musicianaire Biography: Coming Soon!
I’m SHINING! Thank you to all my Prosers for your continued support. I pray you will continue with me on this beautiful journey and that you have a wonderfully, blessed and proseperous 2018!
Until next time,
Author Mara Prose
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