Something Different…

What is one word that describes you?

Hello everyone! I normally use this space for the Legacy, but while I’m editing Arthur’s story (which I’m still aiming to publish by Friday, Saturday at the very latest) I thought I’d take a few minutes to truly introduce myself to y’all. I’m going to attempt, if I may, to answer the question posed above.

What is one word that describes me? Determined. I didn’t even need to think twice about my answer. I’ve had quite the year, and for a while, it wasn’t looking good for a better year. At the end of January, I alluded to an event that was complicated and a bit of an emergency, the event that made my break necessary.

On January 21, 2023, my husband of 25 years attempted suicide. Luckily, he pulled through, and he’s doing better. I’m still trying to make sense of the senseless, but we’re managing. Undoubtedly, things have changed in the last two months. I’ve taken time I’ve needed to get my head back on straight, but I’m back on track. I’ve been determined to make it back, because let’s face it—my families, these stories—they are my lifeline these days, the one thing that I have I enjoy, and that makes me feel normal. They are the one thing over which I have total control and agency. I need them, and they need me.

What else makes me determined? I am absolutely not going to succumb to this rotten, awful, painful disease I struggle with every day. I will get out of bed in the morning, whether or not I feel well. The pain will not take me down. So many others with fibromyalgia, through no fault of their own, give into it, but I refuse. I’m going to fight this thing until I take my last breath.

I’m a strong woman, and I’ve been through a lot in the last three years. The trials that come only strengthen me. You might see that theme in my stories, especially in Destiny’s story. That girl has been through it all, and yet she survives. Each of my heroines is different, but the themes are similar. That is the main reason I’ve chosen to base these stories on the girls. Each one of them is a different reflection of me. Fran is a hard-working, self-made woman. Destiny has strength that she never knew she had until she had no choice BUT to be strong. Bella is creative, and yes, determined. Charlotte has a heart of gold and perseveres in the toughest of situations. Danae is sassy, and she definitely knows what she wants, while Darcey is her best friend, and her true other half.

I won’t do this often, as I want to keep THIS blog for my Legacy. But sometimes a break in what’s normal is good. If you’re more curious about the person I am, and who I’ve become over the last 54 years of my life, I invite you to check out Random Thoughts, Purposeful Life. That one is uniquely me.

Thanks for indulging me. Keep your eyes here. The story continues VERY soon.

Much love,

2 thoughts on “Something Different…

  1. Oh Wendy! *hugs* I’m so sorry for what you are going through but glad that things are slowly getting better. I’m so glad your husband is getting better, too. That had to be such a scary time. Yes, I have often heard the saying about how whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Hang in there and both of you please keep safe.

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