I am not sure why I chose this particular picture for this post. Let's just say, it's not my best angle.
I guess after posting pictures of being bald, having no eyelashes, and puffy steroid cheeks, I figure this is a step up.
Plus, I needed to use it to paint a picture--a picture of me getting the ball rolling.
That is exactly what I am trying to do with this website and my big announcement.
The website is coming along. It's crawling at a snail's pace, but it's coming along.
I'm really okay with the snail's pace. My family is my number one priority and their needs will always come first. The girls' schooling is taking a bigger toll on me then I planned on, but I think I have found my happy place once again.
Now that the ball is rolling, maybe it's time for me to share my exciting news. :)
For a little over a year now, I have been toiling away on a very special project.
It is something that is near and dear to my heart.
It took a lot out of me.
It contributed to many, many sleepless nights,
hours staring at the computer screen,
times of neglecting my family a tiny bit (sorry guys),
and made my PTSD flare up A LOT.
It was also a wonderful time spent reflecting on the many miracles that I have witnessed in my life over the past three years.
This project that has consumed my every thought is my first novel.
Written by yours truly.
I am calling myself an "accidental author".
I never set out to be a writer. I wouldn't say that I ever had a real passion for it. It sort of just happened.
Things that I have written have struck a chord with this person and that person.
In the course of just trying to document how I felt and what was happening in my life, I somehow stumbled upon a skill that I didn't even know I possessed.
I don't know what will become of this little book of mine.
As we speak, it is sitting in the database of a publishing company, waiting to be looked at.
If that doesn't pan out there are more publishing companies- too many to count.
The beautiful thing about technology is that I always have a self-publishing option as well.
Maybe it will just be read by my posterity.
Only time will tell.
I do know this.
It was meant to be written.
Many of those miracles that I talked about, happened when writing this book.
I don't know what it's destiny will be.
I only know that it is here, and it makes me happy to say that.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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