"Life is a complex series of events that lead to your truth." This quote from the opening of my just released memoir Fashioned: The Secret Life Of A Mom, applied to its writing as well. When I opened the box and saw the fruits of my labor, I was overcome with joy.
Time invested: 7 years to write, 2 minutes to open the carton.
Time I feel joyful: when I make a decision to do something and stick with the process to the end, no matter how challenging.