In February 2019 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The year was spent learning, receiving treatment, and getting support from the National MS Society of Oregon. I was invited to be the emcee/hostess of their annual gala in September which was a true honor. The night was filled with love and connection for those working hard to end MS Forever. Over $270,000 was raised.
Yesterday I sent the first complete draft of the book to my friend and talented copy editor Julie. I completely reworked the ending because the first one as it was, was bullshit. I saw it and I’m sure you’d see it. The way it ends now is more honest. I can say that after months of editing and reworking and redoing and rewriting I am happy with how it turned out.
Who knows how this book will be received? I’m currently working on balancing dreaming about how publishing will go and what readers will respond to, and calibrating expectations because maybe it sells 100 books and that would be ok too. I’m excited to have the conversations about midlife identity. I hope to present and speak to lots and lots of people at conferences, book clubs and workshops.