Is Blogging in Your Future This Year?


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.