“Three more weeks and we will never have to say goodbye again." Those words have echoed in my head for over twenty six years now. Thirty years ago I was a sophomore at the local community college. I kept seeing this cute girl walking to class that had the biggest, most beautiful smile I had … Continue reading My Story
Much of my identity and purpose throughout my adult years has come from my career. In recent years, I have learned to be more in sync with the larger purpose of life, but that didn’t impact my career drive, it just provided for a healthier balance. I got sick during the busiest stretch of my … Continue reading Shifting Purpose
Shake Yourself Free – Out Now!
It such a surreal feeling to be able to say that my book has been released. 🎉 I spent the past 5 years letting loose the many trials, missteps, and lessons learned as I’ve pushed through my journey. My hope is that it can help many navigate through their own journey. It’s available in both … Continue reading Shake Yourself Free – Out Now!
My Book’s Cover – Designed by Our Son
Excited to share that Shake Yourself Free was sent to the printer earlier in the week. It's so hard to believe that we're finally here! I've opened up my heart and soul and let it all out. There's parts of my story that I had never yet shared before with anybody. I am cautiously hopeful … Continue reading My Book’s Cover – Designed by Our Son
Shake Yourself Free — Coming Soon!
I've been working with my publisher, Aaron, for FIVE years now on my first book. What a process it has been! Aaron has patiently guided and developed me throughout this detailed process. When I began, I was a novice writer with a lifetime full of impactful stories from adversity and loss. Now I am an … Continue reading Shake Yourself Free — Coming Soon!
A year ago today I entered the hospital for a massive fight for my life. I’ve always been keenly aware of special dates in my life and their significance. The last few mornings I have woken up even earlier than normal, unable to get back to sleep as I’ve been thinking in depth about those … Continue reading Ahh Life!
Appreciating Every Single Day
As I write this, it’s right around sunrise, which is my best time of day. As my day starts, I usually feel pretty good. My dogs and I leave the house before daylight, getting coffee and spending an hour or two outside — writing. I come back home and go on my daily walk, which … Continue reading Appreciating Every Single Day
Music Is My Medicine
While fighting for my life recently, I had music playing twenty-four hours a day, every day, shutting off all other forms of media. It gave me hope, focus, inspiration and calmness. I’m not the same as I was prior to getting sick last December. I have tremendous fatigue, which requires a daily nap. Respiratory failure, … Continue reading Music Is My Medicine
One Day at a Time
I’m convinced patience and positivity saved my life. I don’t believe I would have gotten through my two-month hospital stay without it. It has equal importance to me now, as this long haul stuff is no joke. I work hard to continue to look on the positive side of things. My lungs are improving. At … Continue reading One Day at a Time
But a Life Without Pain Would Be Boring
Life comes fast. Often when things are moving along smoothly, something can come and knock us to the ground. Becoming well versed in grief in my early twenties set the tone for having a unique perspective on how I have looked at things ever since. I’ve always processed and handled the heavy things in life … Continue reading But a Life Without Pain Would Be Boring
Memories; Fuel for Staying Alive
“That people’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn’t matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They’re all just fuel. To the fire, they’re nothing but scraps of paper. It’s the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, … Continue reading Memories; Fuel for Staying Alive