Is Blogging in Your Future This Year?

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As we bid farewell to  2016 and welcome 2017, many people think of goals and dreams for what the next 12 months will bring. This past December, I celebrated 10 years as a blogger. I started blogging because I’ve always loved writing and it was a way for me to express my thoughts about whatever I thought I should and could share.

That first blog was about being the wife of a police officer, a mom of three small children, life’s little emergencies and how we handled them. At the time, I thought I was being vulnerable when I wrote about one child having asthma and another one with an allergic reaction. Little did I know after one year of writing about those things, my world was about to explode in infidelity, divorce, emotional abuse, and those parenting dramas that have a way of bringing you to your knees.

Writing has always been my therapy. It wasn’t until I endured some heavy trials that I realized just how important writing would be. And blogging – this form of writing for internet as a digital journalist or new media specialist – has saved my life three times. Continue reading

Cancer Free!

I’ve probably thought of no less than 20 ways to write this post, and when I started writing, it all boils down to this. I AM CANCER FREE. The pathologist’s report found that the cancerous cells were in the large tumor and no where else. My lymph nodes were clear, everything was clear and I am happy to be rid of it.

As what’s typical to any writer who undergoes a pretty serious issue of any kind, I’ve thought of what this now means, what we can now do, what I have learned from this…all of it. And I will write about it…one day.

But for now, I don’t have to..and the only words I feel like writing are I AM CANCER FREE.