Monday, March 24, 2014

When Your Life Changes Forever...

You learn how strong you really are.

You have to take it one day at a time--you have no choice.

You're forced to see life with a new perspective, and if you do, it might change who you are inside and out.

Have you ever had a crystal clear view of what your life is like or is going to be like and then it shatters in a blink of an eye? I've had that happen to me twice. Twice in thirty-three years. The first time I fell apart. This time, I didn't. Sometimes that means you're stronger, and sometimes that just means you're numb. I'm not sure where I fall on this one.

I'm not ready to talk about what's happened in my life on my blog yet. However, I did want to acknowledge there is a reason I haven't been blogging or using Facebook as much or even staying in touch as much. And you know what? It's made me realize how much I miss blogging and the community it brought me. It's amazing how much support you get from people you've never met because you're writers, or mothers, or partners in some life event or another.

I've also realized how therapeutic writing is. It's an escape and it's brought me hope. It's given me perspective. It's made me focus and relax and strive toward something I've wanted my whole life in a new and different way. In a renewed way. Since the beginning of the year, I've written two books--one that's about 100K and the other around 60K, and I'm about 15K into another. Writing makes me smile, and right now, that's a wonderful thing.

I'd love to hear from you all, and find out what's been going on in your lives. What have I missed? Can I support you in any way? Virtual hugs, prayers, reviews, words of encouragement? There are so many of you who have encouraged and supported me over the years, I'd love to return the favor!

9 comments:

  1. Life can be so very hard at times. I've been through a few of those patches myself and numb works for a while. Take care of yourself and give yourself time to heal and breathe a bit.
    Not much new over here - crazy busy chaos work and family fun :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jemi! And those are great words of advice. All the best with work and your projects, and have fun with your family!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! And congrats on your upcoming release!!!

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  3. Sorry you've been throw for a loop. Hope this doesn't bother you, but I always ask for guidance from above.
    And this community is indeed amazing. I never expected it when I began blogging in 2009. Now I can't imagine living without the support. That is what we are here for - one another.

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    1. It doesn't bother me at all, Alex. Always great advice. An amazing community, I agree. I'm blessed to be a part of it.

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  4. Hi Cindy -

    I saw your comment on Terri's blog and popped over here. I know what it's like when life throws you a major curve. It happened once again when my Mom broke her hip 3 weeks ago. Thank God, she's doing well.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're going through tough times. Praying that the Lord will meet your every need - spirit, soul, and body.

    Since we last connected, I've signed a contract with both an agent and publisher and had 3 books published. If you want more information, just give me a shout. I'm still blogging over at Christian Writer/Reader Connection.

    Hugs,
    Susan

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    1. Susan, thank you so much for your supportive words and prayers. I am sorry to hear about your mom, but glad she's doing well.

      And congratulations on your contracts! That's such amazing news. I'm going to hop on over to your blog now and check it out :)

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  5. Praying you through this change in your life. God had amazing plans for you!

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