It’s been almost three months since my last blog post, and I could sit here and tell you a million reasons why I haven’t been around, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear them, and I’m not sure they’re all that fascinating anyway. What I will say is that life has been interesting and I’ve just been going with the flow, and learning, and growing, and taking each day as it comes.
I had a rough 2012. Those who know me personally will smile when they read that, because they know it’s an understatement. But the great thing about having a rough year is that the following year seems pretty damn good. And I’m happy to say that’s the place I’m in right now. I’ve moved, I’ve settled in completely to a new neighborhood and new apartment, and I’m surrounded by an amazing number of people who’ve lifted me up, made me laugh, and reminded me that life doesn’t always suck.
In short, I’ve bounced back.
I heard a lot of cliches over the past year and a half, well-meaning stuff like “This too shall pass” and “Time heals all wounds”, and while there were moments when I heard those things and wanted to stab the person saying them, they’re true. They really are true. You can have the worst thing in the world (in your mind, anyway) happen to you, and bounce back. You can be hurt and betrayed and shattered, and bounce back. You can love someone who completely and utterly breaks your heart, skews your vision of the future you thought you had, making you question everything you used to believe about life and love and commitment and loyalty… and still bounce back.
So that’s all I wanted to say. I’m still here, I’m still writing the third book, and I’m a work in progress like everyone else.
I’m bouncing. How about you?
|Las Vegas, March 2013, girls’ weekend. Definitely a fun part of the bounce-back experience!|
P.S. Almost forgot to mention that FREAK is now out in paperback! Woo hoo!