A true “rags to riches” story is inspirational. No matter if your just trying to get through your daily routine or if your trying to work through an injury or other life changing event, you can feel inspired by J. K. Rowling’s story. J. K. Rowling worked on her idea for Harry Potter’s first book for seven long years. During the time between when the story idea first came to her and getting her first book published her mother died, she was married and divorced, had her first child, moved from England to Portugal then to Scotland, lost her job, and lived on state benefits. Getting published wasn’t easy and life events she experienced changed her manuscript. From losing her mother allowing her to feel and write about Harry’s loss of his parents with more depth to sadness allowing her to “feel” the Dementor’s she later wrote about in the third book.
J. K. Rowling’s personal story began to go from “rags” to “riches” when the first book in the Harry Potter series was published in 1997. The publishing and republishing of this book has led to more books, awards, movies, merchandise, and a lot more. She remarried and had her second daughter and a son. Her success has put her on lists for the amount of money she’s made and her influence.
J. K. Rowling is a philanthropist as well. She founded the Volant Charitable Trust which fights poverty and social inequality. It funds/supports one parent families, children, and multiple sclerosis research. She’s been involved with the charity Gingerbread, Lumos, Comic Relief, the National Council for One Parent Families, Haven Foundation, The Shannon Trust, and many more. Part of one of the movie deals was even made with Cola-Cola to donate 18 million dollars to Reading is Fundamental and several community charity programs.
Let J. K. Rowling’s “rags to riches” story inspire you! Make it through another “routine” day with a smile on your face or do something you love today. Have a bright day!