New Year, New Blog, New Book
Whether you're hopping over from my original blog - "quietragingwaters.com" or you're completely new to me, I'm so excited to share this new venture with you! I started my first blog, "quietragingwaters" in response to trying to navigate life with an alcoholic husband but I never seemed to be able to commit myself to writing consistently. Unbeknownst to me, a beautiful spiritual and mental transformation was taking place within my being!
I was transforming from a woman (and writer) focused on reacting and/or trying not to react to the toxic and dysfunctional environment of an alcoholic marriage to a woman and writer focused on creating the life of which she had always dreamed.
And believed possible.
My latest book, "Do You Know I Cry During Yoga? Letters From A Wife Who's Leaving" is a "product" of my alcoholic marriage, but it is not solely focused or centered on my husband's drinking. It is a series of letters I wrote to my to-be-ex husband as I worked through the convoluted, contradictory and confusing process of leaving my husband and ending my, albeit unhappy, marriage. The book - never meant as a book or even to be published - is the rawest of my emotions as I came to terms with not just what my marriage had become but what it was doing to me. And while all my books are "personal," this one deeply so and so I'd be lying if I didn't say it was with some trepidation that I hit the "publish" button. Still, I am proud of it and I think (hope) the letters - written over the course of 18 months - show hope, growth and a budding, renewed passion for my life and the pursuit of my dreams.
This blog is not to be an "alcoholic husband" blog. It is not to be an "alcoholic marriage" blog. I'm sure those pesky phrases will worm their way in on occasion but that grief, that pain, that life is no longer who I am.
As a woman or a writer.
My intention is this blog will chronicle great things and new adventures for us all.
You can buy my new book here.