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I wrote a book! "The Art of Following Your Heart: A Spiritual and Practical Guide for Becoming A Thriving Artist While Being a Stay at Home Mom"

Updated: Jun 6

"The Art of Following Your Heart" is a book on how to become an artist while being a stay at home mom. Get your copy HERE.



Hello!


I am so happy to announce that I have written my first book and it is available on Amazon!


The idea to write a book came to me in 2018. Yes, years ago! But the truth is that writing a book can be daunting, not to mention, scary.


My life motto has always been "I'd rather regret doing something, than regret never doing it at all." and that is how I moved to the U.S. when I was 24, started painting at 41, and now wrote a book at 55. Once I set a goal, no matter how overwhelming or intimidating, I do whatever I can to accomplish it. It may take a few months, or years! (in this case, 6 to be exact).


The purpose of my book is to encourage other stay at home moms like me, to have the courage to follow their heart. I want you to know that you have the right to live your creative dream. That it is ok to want more out of life beyond being a mom and a wife. I am giving you permission to give yourself permission to go after your creative desires and my book will show you how.

The thought of writing a book came from my desire to share everything I had learned and gone through as I embarked on the path of becoming a professional artist while being a stay-at-home mom. From my fears of not being good enough, to learning how to market my work, it turned out to be a wild ride but very rewarding and enlightening. I learned so much about myself and grew not only as a person, but as a mother and a wife.


When I decided to write the book, I had to face the same fears I faced when I decided to make art my career. So I guess, it was a good reminder of the mental and emotional obstacles I encountered then. I asked myself "who am I to write a book?" just like I asked myself "who am I to be an artist?" back when I was 41.


You would think that being a stay at home mom of a tween-soon-to-be-teenager would have made it easier to start writing a book but let me tell you, it comes with a different set of interesting challenges. I would put my big project to the side and get to it when I had the time (or the courage).


Then, in March of last year, I finally took my own advise and committed myself to finishing the book. I then had to find a good editor and proofreader, which I did, thank God, and from that point utilized my engineering and artistic abilities to format the book and create the design for the book cover.


And now, I am so happy and proud of the final result. I left not stone unturned. I poured everything I have learned and experienced throughout my art journey into this book so you can start your own journey without the mistakes and obstacles I encountered myself.


The purpose of my book is to encourage other stay at home moms like me, to have the courage to follow their heart. I want you to know that you have the right to live your creative dream. That it is ok to want more out of life beyond being a mom and a wife. I am giving you permission to give yourself permission to go after your creative desires and my book will show you how.


In the first half of the book, you will dive into the spiritual aspects of creativity, learning how to harness inspiration and stay motivated, and how to face your fears and how to overcome them. The second half is packed with practical strategies, from developing your artistic style and creating a dedicated workspace, to marketing your art and building a professional website.


Whether you're just starting your creative journey or looking to reignite your artistic spark, The Art of Following Your Heart is more than just a guide; it's a companion on your journey to becoming a thriving artist while nurturing your family. It's designed not only for artist moms but also for all creative moms looking to embrace their passions and talents while navigating the joys and challenges of motherhood.


The Art of Following Your Heart is now available for purchase on Amazon!


I invite you to take this transformative journey and discover how to create a life filled with art, purpose, and fulfillment!


XO,


Nadjah


El libro está también disponible en español aquí.








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