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!