Guest Post and Giveaway by Christine Mason Miller

****The Giveaway winner is (drumroll please) Karen Delaney Dino aka Deldino!  Congratulations!  Christine will be in touch to ship off your extra special wall art!**** Today I am excited to have Christine Mason Miller here to share her new book, Desire to Inspire.  Christine is my best friend and she has been inspiring me for the many years we have known each other, since the day she whipped up bigger than life silhouettes for the Virginia Tech Homecoming Dance in 1987!  We became friends shortly after that day and I can't imagine a better BFF.  Through the good times and bad, she is always an inspiration.  I am so proud of her latest endeavor and cannot wait to hold this book in my own two hands.  Check out a snippet here...

Christine Mason Miller’s latest book - Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World – is a collection of stories, exercises, images, quotes, and anecdotes from twenty extraordinary contributors, all sharing insights and experiences of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. Each chapter discusses a different aspect of living a passion-fueled life, and this month Christine is offering a 60-Second Snapshot of each chapter as part of her Desire to Inspire Virtual Book Tour. Click here for all her online book tour dates!

Today Christine discusses Chapter 5 ~ Twists, Turns, and Other Beautiful Surprises

“The unpredictable nature of following dreams and creating a meaningful life is perhaps the only certainty that exists along these journeys. There are no guarantees in even the best laid-out plans; one way or another the details of life are going to trickle in and force me to re-evaluate, venture into unknown territory, or abandon certain items in my metaphorical backpack.” ~Desire to Inspire

Both of these statements are true, and beautiful for their own reasons:

My life has turned out exactly the way I dreamed it would.

My life has turned out nothing like I thought it would.

Leave a comment today through 5pm December 21st and be entered to win one of the three wall art pieces pictured below!  

The winner will be selected at random and announced on December 22nd.

Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Monica-based artist, writer, and explorer. Her next book – Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World – is now available at bookstores everywhere and Follow her adventures at