It was really tough to begin this journey, I'm an extremely private person and before the blog, I was bearing the burden mostly alone, sharing some details with a few people as needed but trying so hard to keep my literal fight for survival under wraps.
I had no idea what it would mean to begin to open up, to reach out, to begin creating and connecting and being again.
Before I began this journey, I felt like a ghost among the living. Now, I still feel those ghostly figures who were with me, those guardian angels who remain at my shoulder, but I know that I am among the survivors, the livers of life, the adventurers, the dreamers, the artists and creators, the helpers & hope carriers in this world. And that means everything.
Truthfully, this work has become so important to me that I know, readers or not, I would continue to do it. I think that's how you know when you're in the right place in life.
I've written all my life without a base of readers and this past year has been the first time I've truly felt emboldened, empowered enough to send my message into the great unknown. To tell you, my readers, my supporters, my fellow survivors, You are not alone. I say it all the time but it's a message that bears repeating. We are not alone.
No matter what your struggle is, I hope that what we're creating here eases your burden, emboldens and empowers you, brightens your day and lightens your load. You more than deserve it. We are more than the sum of our parts, we are more than our jobs or our homes or our cars or our sturggles. We are a community of souls, reaching our for each other, for love and acceptance & peace to ease our grief and our anxiety. We are one breath, inhaling life.
I hope today you take a second to inhale and feel the life in your lungs. Feel the joy in your heart. Not a joy that comes from outside of us but that deeper, more peaceful joy that lives within and cannot be changed, cannot be shaken by the whims of the world. You are strong. You are whole. You are loved & what you have to contribute in this life is worthwhile.
Happy Friday everyone.
Lots of Love,