I’m Pinching Myself

I’m Pinching Myself

I got a strange tweet a couple of months ago. Some woman claiming to be a publicist. She said she’d read about my walks across Manhattan and was interested in publishing my story.



I was cordial, but brushed it off. A few weeks later she followed through. She had pitched my story to her client, Lee Woodruff, and they decided to feature my upcoming walks across Paris on Ms. Woodruff’s blog.

Yes! this is THE Lee Woodruff whose resume includes Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Huffington Post, ABC News, People, Parade, Oprah . . .  Her first book, In an Instant, co-authored with her husband Bob, the ABC News Anchor who was critically injured in Iraq in 2006, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks. Her first fiction novel, Those We Love Most,will be published this September.

Yep, today I got confirmation. I’m still pinching myself. If anyone out there doesn’t believe that dreams CAN come true, you got a lot to learn.

  • Michelle Short
    Posted at 01:46h, 14 July

    OMG Good for you! You go girl!

  • Michele Stapleton
    Posted at 01:50h, 14 July


  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 02:02h, 14 July

    yep, got me a little touch of tha vapors!

  • Kitsie
    Posted at 03:23h, 14 July

    That is very cool! Every time I read about your upcoming adventure I think of our favorite paris wine bar – Le Baron Rouge. Put it on your list!

  • Molly
    Posted at 07:51h, 14 July

    Walking through New York – Altanta – Paris – What a great way to see the world – and fully live in it! Thanks for the reports and inspiration.

  • Georganne
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 July

    How incredibly cool is this!! SOOO excited for you and SO PROUD of you!

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 14:28h, 14 July

    oh, Kitsie, I’ll send you a photo!

  • Janice
    Posted at 14:39h, 14 July

    This is FANTASTIC! Even us non-author types are itching to write a story about you. I’ve always thought the term, “re-inventing” yourself was a little silly, but WOW!

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 14:51h, 14 July

    Janice, I totally agree, too. ‘Uncovering ourselves’ is more like it. Finally getting all these layers peeled off ourselves, and seeing what’s underneath it all. There are definitely some benefits to aging, aren’t there?!

  • Diana Petrilli
    Posted at 16:42h, 15 July

    Much as I hate to say I’m getting older (I am 64) I must admit there are definite perks! More confidence, less angst, and I have better auto insurance…lol! Have a blast, I was in Paris last year and I feel as if I left half the skin from my feet there from all the walking! Looking forward to reading about this trip…bon voyage et a votre sante!

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 16:53h, 15 July

    What a hoot. You are SO right about the car insurance.

    Yes, I feel the same way about my skin in NY. I don’t ever remember feeling so good, walking 4-5 miles every day. I must admit, my mental health was at its peak, too – was so happy those 30 days. All that exercise really does work. Just wish I could get motivated to do it here at home.
    Thanks for taking time to comment . . . and thanks for the good wishes. I am very excited. 45 more days.

  • Kim Bolton
    Posted at 17:18h, 15 July

    Lisa, you made this happen yourself and you SO deserve it!! Proud to count you as my friend! Can’t wait to follow your Paris walks!

  • thomas oliver
    Posted at 20:45h, 15 July

    how cool is that! you will love paris. and i can’t wait to read your blogs.

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 02:17h, 16 July

    thank you, Thomas. I didn’t realize how hard you ‘real’ writers work! Phew.

  • Karean
    Posted at 22:58h, 16 July