For everything, there is a season … a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
I firmly believe that life is made up of different seasons. There is a well-defined time for everything in our lives; some seasons may be more trying than the others, but what’s important to remember is that there will always be a spring!
After a long (in my head at least) winter, I’m can proudly share that I’m currently enjoying the most beautiful spring. The last three years have been both exciting and challenging. On one hand I had the opportunity to stay at home and watch my child grow, but on the other hand, I also had to fight the demons in my head. What next for me? Would I ever go back to the corporate world? Honestly, I still don’t have the answer to that question. But back then I knew I wanted to do something different. Something for myself!
I dare not say that I always dreamed of writing a novel. While I did dabble in poetry and short stories in my teenage years, it all came to a screeching halt the moment I entered the corporate space. So in a way, being a stay-at-home mom was a welcome break. Well, life is like a mystery novel, you have to wait patiently for the plot to unfold.
In 2015, I took a leap of faith and started this blog on motherhood. This is where it all began! As a parent, I’d learn something new every day. The need to share my mommy experiences became stronger with each passing day; I began to pour myself into my articles – uncensored and raw! Motherhood is a great leveller. No matter who you are or where you are from, we ultimately belong to the same tribe. I can confidently say it made me the storyteller I am today. I was fortunate to receive encouraging feedback on my blog posts. I’d check google statistics and be amazed. People from all over the world were reading my posts!
I found my voice through this blog and decided to take my creative journey one step further, and worked on my first fiction novel, Love Is Never Easy. While motherhood rekindled my passion for writing it was my sister’s battle with cancer, her inner strength and grace that inspired me to write this story of hope.This novel is my dedication to her.
Love Is Never Easy is about the power of love and the strength of friendship. If you enjoyed reading my blog, I promise this one won’t disappoint. It’s been called a slice of life read 🙂
On that note, let me take this opportunity to thank all my blog readers for allowing me to gracefully embrace this season of my life. Thank you for being part of my journey. I will begin posting on this blog once again in the new year. Happy Holidays!
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*This post is an edited version of an article that first appeared on mycity4kids.com