I didn't really find my writing voice til 2009…
It was right after my breast cancer diagnosis and I was looking for anything to make sense. My pen (and laptop) became something I could control. Perhaps it was the fact that I had made the decision to be fearless (as possible) throughout my treatment but looking back at my writing at that time, I am still shocked at how raw, unabashed, and gutsy my writing was. The words would just appear on my computer screen as I typed and I would surprise even myself and how strong my feelings were. I still look back at some of the writing I did then and think it is my most prized work.
Now, I feel blessed to write in the company of so many other amazing women for The Athleta Chi Blog, The Elephant Journal, and Crazy, Sexy Life. In addition, I try (really hard!) to post timely updates on My Clean Spirit Blog on living life as a mom, yoga teacher, survivor, and Madeline Island Aficionado.
Love the clothes, the philosophy, and the inspiration set forth by so many other incredible women. You can check out some of my writings on The Chi Blog: Connecting Women to the Energy of Inspiration.
One of my favorite articles here on learning from cancer. Sometimes I go back and read it just to remind myself of what is most important in my life.
The fabulous Kris Carr was a huge inspiration when I got "the diagnosis" and received her Crazy Sexy Cancer book only several days later from my sister. I decided right in the very beginning that I was going to emmulate her kick cancer's ass attitude (and follow her good advice) in my quest for health and happiness. I connected with her sass and started to write, draw, and survive my way through treatments. Love that I was able to write for this sweet and spunky blog.
See also: What to Say to a Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient