So this is it. I've started a blog at the advice of my supreme mentor, Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country, two memoirs that helped inspire my own.
After writing for over 20 years for others (clients, corporations, not-for-profits, CEOs, etc.), I decided to start writing for myself about two years ago. The result is a manuscript that tore the heart out of my very soul while writing it. But it was also a healing process; the proverbial catharsis, if you will.
What I learned is that we are all survivors - of something. My story may be alarming - extreme family disturbance including parental neglect and mental illness, cancer, Lupus, tragedies that would have made others fold their cards quickly.
But I didn't. Why? I simply don't know. Exploring the why we survive the unsurvivable is the crux of this blog. I hope you will join me on my journey.