Not in my wildest dreams did I envision writing a book and blogging with updates during the process. I did not study journalism to become a writer but I do love to tell a good story and I know that I have a story to tell. At first, the idea of writing a book felt overwhelming but with the encouragement of my husband, friends, and family, I thought, why not give it a shot. It’s funny, I’ve been thinking about writing for a few years but did not sit down to write until this year. Is it because Jacob is turning 12 years old this year and doing great or because I will be turning 50 next year. Is it because I needed to accomplish something or prove something to the world. I’m not sure if any of these are the reason I’m writing this now and quite frankly it doesn’t really matter. One thing I know for sure is that it was an incredibly difficult journey and I felt so alone, most of the time. My friends and family could not understand the pain that this journey caused me but I can empathize with the struggles some of you may be going through.
When I began writing, I cried a lot during the first chapter. It was painful to relive but it was also cathartic because I knew there were brighter days ahead. I can look at my amazing, soon to be 12-year-old son, Jacob and know that we did what we could to help him find his success. I find the writing process challenging but also very exciting, so please follow me and maybe you to will find that same success!