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Purrfectly Authentic
Purrfectly Speaking….June
by Anita Charlot

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My original intent was to submit an article that I had already written for this month's issue, but spirit would not allow me to do it. The article was about the past and I needed to share with you what I'm excited about in this moment.

I always ask my clients to answer the question, "If they could do something that they love to do and get paid for it, what would it be?" I asked myself that question at the beginning of the year when I decided to walk away from a job that was not feeding my spirit and pursue other opportunities full time. It was not a difficult question for me to answer…I had been feeling it deep down inside. Like a melody that wouldn't go away.

My answer was to write everyday and get paid for doing it. I have been writing for various online and in print magazines for several years now. I wrote and published my first book of poetry five years ago and I've been writing ever since. I have currently expanded my repertoire to include research/life experience papers for college students. This area is a little challenging for me as it requires me to write about things I truly could care less about; however, when the students are paying$$$, I'm writing. I've even been asked to review books of my choice and write articles about them for other magazines. This is like giving candy to a baby. Read a book of my choice, get to critique it, then not have to return it…for a true bibliophile, can it get any better than that?

On a more personal note, as some of you may already know, I have been pregnant with the concept for my next book, The Phases of Dating, for over a year now. Well, I'm proud to say, I will be delivering this baby, in print, at the Printers Row Book Fair during the June 11th and 12th weekend. You can find me at the table with the publisher for Moon Shadows ( ) , one of the in print magazines that I write a monthly column for. After this event, the book will be available only through my website, .

I will also be appearing with Girls on Halsted at the Affinity and Amigas Latinas Salsa and Steppin' event on Wednesday June 1, 2005 from 7-10:30pm at Sidetrack Video Bar to help celebrate Affinity's 10th year anniversary. For those that attend the event and sign up for the activities in honor of The 5 Phases of Dating; you will be able to pre-purchase the book for $5 off of the original cover price. Would you like to discuss the pros and cons of dating? Then come out and join us. I look forward to seeing you there.

In addition, I will be appearing at the monthly Full Lip Production 1st Sunday's event at Sugar Dessert Bar on Sunday June 5th between 5 and 6pm. As the book will not be available until the following weekend, I will also provide the opportunity for you to pre-purchase the book for $5 off the cover price. In the future you will be able to purchase an eBook version and/or audio book version through the website as well. Sign up for the Purrfect Harmony Unlimited, Inc. monthly newsletter on the website home page to keep up with all of the exact delivery dates of these additional products; my personal appearances and other exciting things.

In the spirit of continuing to live my life Purrfectly Authentic?, I want to share a few things with you. I am enjoying what I do; the freedom that I have to do it with and the knowledge in knowing that I am touching others. Please know that I appreciate all of the thoughts, questions, comments and even those that like to debate my viewpoints via email. Thank you so much for taking the time to drop me a line. And if I haven't heard from you yet…what are you waiting for?

Until next time…continue to live YOUR life Purrfectly Authentic? and be sure to order a copy of The 5 Phases of Dating.

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