There’s a time to write….

Helga’s Post #112:

…. and a time to write.

I decided it’s time to come clean about my absence from the 5writers blog, or at least from my patchy appearances. Do I have a credible reason?

Please judge kindly.

I have in fact been writing. Not on my manuscript in progress, not on this blog, but something quite different. Something I used to do regularly in my early teens until life got too interesting and busy to keep going.

I am writing a journal again. Why do I revert to writing a journal, which by most definitions is meant for the writer’s eyes only? Well, precisely for that reason. It’s my personal story about our uphill journey on a trek that started seven years ago. A trek that gradually got steeper by the year, then the month, and now by the week. We did everything to halt the advance of the illness, but it was stronger than all the available means to fight it.

This, our trek, has been filled alternatively with angst, anger, hope, frustration, despair, and more hope, and every possible emotion that happens when life veers from that straight line we’ve foolishly come to expect and take for granted. But these seven years have also brought incredible joy, happiness and a sense of privilege in so many ways. And it still does.

With the support of our friends and family, I will do my utmost to bring as much joy and happiness to my loved one. Day by day. Hour by hour.

Writing Progress:

None in my work of fiction

Four entries in my journal

Books I am reading:

The Dust of Empire by Karl E. Meyer

Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss, and Moving Forward by Lisa Niemi Swayze

What I have learned:

One day at a time.Sofie in Spring 2003

8 thoughts on “There’s a time to write….

  1. Two quotes came to mind:
    ‘Life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans’.
    ‘A time for every season under heaven’.
    A big hug to you and your loved one Helga.
    Alison ❤

  2. I know well how Life can impact our ability to do the things we normally enjoy doing. Your reasons are absolutely valid. Wishing you and your loved one strength and much more happiness and joy together.

    • JM, thanks so much for your good wishes. We are working on the happiness goal before anything else. That’s the priority.

  3. Thanks for sharing Helga. My heart goes out to you. Life really is one day at a time, one breath at a time, one thought at a time. Hugs.

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