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
Half a Year, Whole New Perspective
Half a year ago today I was admitted to the hospital, struggling to breathe. It didn’t take long to realize that I was in a fight for my life. I could have died, but I lived. I stayed positive. I stayed patient. I allowed no negativity near me. I had zero fear, and I kept … Continue reading Half a Year, Whole New Perspective
An Update on My Health
I am gradually improving, but I still do have a ways to go with this long haul type of stuff. I’m in my first month of a short term leave from work. I’m taking the time to totally focus on healing. It took adjusting to, but it has been good for me. I’m blessed that … Continue reading An Update on My Health
Long Haul of It All
This past week I went back to my primary care doctor and was surprised to be greeted with so much excitement towards my continued recovery. The nurse told me she thinks of me often because she knew so many that died and I am an example of the outcome that can happen with a positive … Continue reading Long Haul of It All