Taking Today to Celebrate

Written By: ingridricks - Jan• 07•14

HippieBoy In some ways, this post doesn’t have much to do with my eyesight-healing quest. But I think that every once in a while, we need to just stop and enjoy life and CELEBRATE the victories. And today is a big day for me. Penguin is releasing my memoir, Hippie Boy—which I first self-published two years ago—nationwide as a trade paperback today.  It’s a dream come true for me, and it was in part my struggle with Retinitis Pigmentosa that prompted me to write this story and get it out into the world.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be talk about Hippie Boy and it’s correlation to my journey with RP on the New Day Northwest morning show in Seattle. I’m convinced there is huge connection between emotional health and physical health – and think some of you will identify with this. But I also just wanted to share it with you.

Here’s to happiness, our dreams, and embracing every moment!.

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  1. Alysa S. says:

    It’s the big day at last!!! Congratulations!!! It’s wonderful and heartening to see someone with such talent get recognized by the publishing industry, and to see someone who’s so kind and positive have a dream come true. I am so happy for you!

  2. Jared says:

    This is so fabulous Ingrid. Imagine I sat next to you and heard about this book before it was even published. Then, I had no doubt you would be successful. Congratulations, you’ve definitely earned it with your persistence.

  3. Cindy Adkins says:

    I’m so happy for you!! I’ve been telling everyone to read your book! You know I loved it and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen 😉 Congratulations! Cindy

  4. Lori Irwin says:

    You are definitely a bright light in this world, lady!! Such a positive inspiration to so many and you’re not finished yet!!
    Thank you again for sharing yourself, with me!!

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