Glenda Watson Hyatt’s Virtual Book Tour
It was the photo, Glenda’s photo, that led me to write to her.
After Wendy suggested that Glenda would be someone Successful Blog readers would love to read about, I went over to Glenda’s blog. I poked around a bit. I read some posts about Glenda and her book. Then I did a Google search, and I read a few other interviews from her Virtual Book Tour.
But I kept coming back to the photo at the top of Glenda’s blog. It was what I saw and what I felt in that photo. I’m right there when it comes to meeting someone who knows the feeling of joy.
Joy that’s what I saw.
Glenda Watson Hyatt has achieved incredible things. She made a life as an author with cerebral palsy, typing with only her left thumb — hey, becoming an author is no small feat for us with two hands to type. But that’s not why I introduce you to Glenda Watson Hyatt.
I want you to meet her, because she is a woman who has felt joy.
Hi Glenda! First let me tell you, one reason that drew me to write was your photo. I take photos of people very seriously. I look in their eyes. In yours I saw intelligence, but more than that I saw joy to match the smile on you face.
So, darn it, how are you? and who are you?
Hi Liz, thanks for the warm welcome and for conversing with me in this manner. This is great because the written word is my best means of communication. IÃ¢â¬â¢m awesome, and extremely busy with my virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography IÃ¢â¬â¢ll Do It Myself.
To introduce myself, I am Glenda Watson Hyatt from Surrey, British Columbia, on the westcoast of Canada. IÃ¢â¬â¢m married to a wonderful, supportive man Darrell. Faith is my four-legged feline baby. I am forty and am excited to have reached that milestone.
I have been self-employed for eight years; initially, it was out of necessity because job prospects for someone with a significant physical disability werenÃ¢â¬â¢t plentiful. I began my business Soaring Eagle Communications as a web accessibility specialist and several interesting projects in the field but the work was sporadic. Right now the Eagle is undergoing a transition and finding a new direction. I am seeing new opportunities everywhere and I sense the Eagle will soon catch an updraft and soar to heights unimaginable.
Despite my cerebral palsy, I have lived a fairly full life. I focus on what I can do and what I do have; so many have much less than I do. I believe in possibility thinking and making things happen for myself. I am in a point in my life where life is good and I truly believe the future is mine.
Thank you, Glenda! You are awesome! See you tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear more.
–ME “Liz” Strauss