Interview: Sonia Marsh

Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives. Which is exactly why I love this interview series.

This week we are visited by Sonia Marsh, author of the award-winning Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, and the founder and editor of the My Gutsy Story® Anthology series, the latest of which will be released on November 1st. Be sure to check out the details at the end of this post.

Now, please welcome Sonia.

SoniaMarshWhat have you been wonderstruck by recently?

This might come as a shock to those who know me online, but my life has taken a dramatic change since my marriage is ending after 28 years. What has surprised me more than anything, and left me “wonderstruck,” is the amazing support I’ve received from so many people. I had forgotten how kind people truly are, and how willing they are to help. Thanks to not being afraid to ask people, and to all my networking, I’ve found a beautiful room to rent in a peaceful location, with an older lady from Germany, who is energetic, travels, works online, and helps me as a daughter. I am so happy I found her as my life is moving in the direction I have wanted for a long time.

What part of your day are you grateful for?

I love each part of my day for various reasons.

The morning, for my cup of coffee and the gym where I love to work out and chat with friends.
I enjoy what I do as far as coaching writers on how to promote their books, helping doctors with their blogs and social media, house-sitting, and always thinking of what can I create next as a job for me, or write about.

I enjoy networking events and attending workshops and learning more and meeting new people.

What part of your day is tough? How do you move through it?

The middle of the night is the toughest for me. When I wake up and think about all the things I have to do the next day, and wonder if I can get them all done.

What do you wish your were more conscious of?

I am always thinking of global events rather than simply on what’s going on in my own life. I want to make a difference internationally.

How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?

I follow who I am, and I am who I am. Of course I have faults, but I only focus on my tasks and where I hope to be in the future. I love people and learning from different cultures, so my daily routine is geared towards reaching my goals, but not in an organized and rigid way, just in a “natural” way for me.

About Sonia Marsh:

SoniaMarshBookCoverBesides being an award-winning author as aforementioned, Sonia is the “Gutsy” book coach for authors who are not celebrities with a disposable six-figure budget to publish and market their books.

Her new book--the second My Gutsy Story® Anthology: Inspirational Short Stories About Taking Chances and Changing Your Life--launches on November 1st. Sign up to join the launch where there will be a PBS-SoCal TV moderator, a panel of interesting authors, wine, appetizers and raffle prizes.​

Find Sonia here:

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  1. Thank you Sherri for inviting me to participate in your "wonderstruck" concept. I love it, and hope to learn more from others and what makes them "wonderstruck."


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