Now that I have put myself out there by telling my Facebook friends and others about this blog, I have been receiving a lot of feedback. Many tell me I am brave for writing something so personal and emotional.
I don’t see it that way.
I am not writing about childhood traumas, shameful secrets or even bygone escapades that best remain in the past. Those subjects are for me and my therapist – or very close friends over a glass of wine!
My blog is about my present.
Two years ago Rick and I were told his cancer continued to be in remission. Two years ago our new home was almost finished. Two years ago we were planning trips to see family. Two years ago our lives had a positive trajectory.
Now I must build a new version of my life. It is understandably only a beta version while I try out new features and discard outdated ones. No one has a smooth arc through life. I share my stories, humor and progress to inspire others to find their own way, too.
As Ram Dass said, “We’re all just walking each other home.”