I could offer a few brilliant quotes from Gandhi, or E.E. Cummings about being true to yourself (and with a name like E.E. Cummings he probably came up with a few doozies) but no matter who gets quoted or which elegant words they chose they will never sum it up quite like this.
This year, when I've told tell people I'm writing a kid's book, I've garnered numerous looks from people I know. Looks that say, "Are you really sure?" "Get a real job!" or "Hey you, quit drinking malt liquor out in front of our store!" But I say, march on my slightly pudgy friend! (The guy in the first picture, not me!) March on!