The shoutout this week is to The Ikarians. She posted me a comment on the story of how J.K. Rowling struggled to write Harry Potter:
I’m Reading this Post again today and have to tell WOW!!! It made my day! In many ways I feel my life as she described without having exactly the life she has when a kid, but this story talks to me in a different level so personal. Once again Thank you Anita For posting this!
Thanks The Ikarians, I’m glad you still enjoy the story! I have a lot of admiration for J.K. Rowling, not only for what she overcame to become successful …but also for sharing the stories of what she went through.
A lot of celebrities prefer to gloss over the darker parts of their past, but J.K. Rowling chooses time and again to share the truth of her experiences so that others can be helped. When people see their own experiences in “life as she described” they know that they’re not alone, and that the darkest times don’t have to last forever.
I was talking with a reader tonight and it came up that she’d been subscribed to Anita’s Notebook for over three years.
Wow. That felt amazing to see. It got me to thinking about all the longtime readers of this blog and the fun we’ve had around here. Good times!
To all of you longtime readers out there, I love you guys!