A couple weekends ago, we were scheduled to return to Books on the Lake in Grosse Pointe. Mom and I attended last year in hopes of connecting with some authors and were reasonably successful, even if I don’t really have anything to show for it yet.
But it had been a yucky, rainy week and Mom hurt her back after sneezing. Really, I was feeling down and out and didn’t really want to go. But then I looked up the authors who would be appearing at the event and saw that Adriana Trigiani is a huge deal.
I knew that since I had been feeling hopeless it was a very bad idea to stay home when maybe, just maybe my life would change.
Luckily Dad was kind enough to get up early on Saturday after working all week and drive me out to Grosse Pointe. The day turned out a little nicer than anticipated and we arrived fashionably late. #sorrynotsorry – it’s an early event, long drive, and long day.
We ate lunch and the speakers began before long. We were right in front of the podium and Adriana and Cynthia Tennent, a local romance novelist, gave awesome speeches that were heartfelt, touching, and funny.
After that it was time to head to get books signed. This was my chance. The lines were long and I hung at the back for time to talk. It turns out I sat with Cynthia last year. She was super nice, but doesn’t have the connections I need. Amor Towles looked at me kind of like I’d grown a second head when I told him I was a writer and wished me luck. Mom said, “well he’s a guy.” LOL! Guys just don’t understand.
So it was up to Adriana. Looking back, it was almost an out of body experience. She gave me her phone number and email address and told me she’d help me. We have talked since and she is incredibly kind and I really feel like she will help me and this will be the turning point of my life.
After I finished talking to her, I swear I could feel all the adrenaline rush out of my body. I was beat. I needed coffee. So Dad and I headed to Red Hook in Detroit. They actually had golden milk on the menu, which I always wanted to try and loved, so I had that, but I did taste Dad’s cold brew. And really, there wasn’t enough caffeine in the world to bring my energy back up.
Nothing has happened yet, but Adriana is a busy lady and this is a slow process. The past few weeks have been full of ups and downs and lots of waiting, but like I said, I have a good feeling. Fingers crossed!
As for this look, it was basically because it was May and cold and windy and cloudy out. My trusty jacket came in handy. I did break out my butterfly sandals though, because why not? Butterflies are one of my good luck charms – they bring good things.
Dress: Victoria Beckham // Blazer: YSL // Shoes: Sophia Webster // Bag: Prada // Bag Charm: Anya Hindmarch