This one is part big announcement, along with my daily gratitude, and it’s a vulnerable, scary post.

It was super chilly in my apartment when I woke up this morning, so I was super grateful to be able to cozy up beside the fireplace for my morning writing session…where I worked on the book that I will finish before the end of 2019. The book I’ve been saying I have inside me waiting to be written for years and that I have finally decided it’s time to stop saying “someday” and just write already. It is my childhood memoir. A story of growing up with a severely mentally ill mother and a mostly uninvolved alcoholic father. A story that involves poverty and emotional and physical abuse and neglect. A story of being the underdog amongst one’s peers. A story of triumph over tragedy. A story that is not about wallowing in self pity, but about choosing to overcome adversity and create a better life instead. Coming soon to bookstores near you.

#memoir #gratitude #takingaction #mylifestory (at San Diego, California)