It seems quite strange to post on my blog after having been away from it for so long. Yet, what appears equally as odd is the speed and familiarity with which I fall back into it.
Truth is, I stopped working the past 4 months to focus solely on Me. On February 24th, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, creation, research, editing, marketing, blogging, and other fun tasks which come with being a writer/author have been replaced by blood draws, body scans, surgeries, chemotherapy, oncologist appointments, and fighting to preserve this beautiful life I have been granted. At this point, I am not even close to done or cancer-free. However, I have overcome some monstrous hurdles and am gearing up for another big phase of treatment.
Surprisingly, during all of this, I have felt more happy and healthy and content than ever. This is not a ‘woe is me, how depressing’ post. It is one of celebration! My diagnosis revealed something borderline miraculous: that even when I believed I was close to death, I was not sorrowful for the life I have lived. Rather, I became melancholy to think of missing out on the life I have. No regrets exist for this woman! I foster little anger or fear or frustration. I have accomplished things in my young life that may not seem grand to others yet are monumental in scope and priceless to me. I have done what I wanted, and I stand proud.
One such thing that makes my heart swell is writing. Despite the difficulty (it is hard, no matter what the Internet scammers claim), I can say without a doubt writing and publishing my own work rank in the Top 3 Atta-girl Moments. And it is because of this, that I have continued working behind the scenes these past months fostering relationships with readers, reaching out to a greater number of people who have yet to read my 4 books, and jotting notes (and tentative first chapter) for a new work in progress.
I admit, for a few months, in my darkest and lowest moments, I feared I was done writing forever. As it turns out, I’m only getting started…
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