Have you ever been hit by inspiration? Have you ever acted on creative impulse? Have you ever wanted to be an author, a storyteller, a writer? In this episode, award-winning author and returning diplomat, Jan Von Schleh, shares her journey of living abroad and writing her first book while living in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She also shares her goals and ideas as she departs her lifestyle living around the world for the past two decades and resettling back to the United States. This interview will inspire you and let you know that no matter what stage of life you are in, you can write a book, you can give yourself permission to be who you want to be, and express yourself in new and creative ways.
You can connect with Jan on IG or her website:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/janvonschleh/?hl=en
Website - https://www.janvonschleh.com/
If you'd like to buy her book, you can find it on Amazon -
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