I’ve had a busy few weeks but I managed to finish my second book, The Story of The Painted Lady: The Beginning. It is completely done and ready to be released on March 17th. I chose to release my book that day because it was my due date for my twins, I actually had them at the end of December. They were three months premature and had a long road ahead of them, but you can learn more about that in my new book. Writing this book was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Writing my first book The Story of The Painted Lady, it had to stop several times because reliving some of the things was just too much to deal with all at once. This new book was by far much harder to relive. I found myself having to stop more often, and for a longer period of time. I keep a few crystals in my pocket and I would find myself gripping them so hard that it would leave marks in the palm of my hand. I had to take breaks to meditate and remind myself that the things I was writing were in my past and that I had survived them then and I could survive writing about them now. I knew I had to write this part of my story so I could continue my healing journey. I was working on the physical part by doing the detox, eating plant based, and exercising. I couldn’t forget about the mental which ultimately has a huge impact on my physical as well. I knew from writing my first book that it would help me and possibly others as well. I had to get it written, I had to tell my story, even if it was just for me to heal. Now that it’s done and ready for the world, I’m a little nervous about letting people into my world. I have always been a private person, so this is a new experience for me. It’s very uncomfortable, but I think it’s also needed to help me grow. I didn’t write these books for people to feel sorry for me. I wrote them just in case someone else happened to be going through something similar. I needed them to know that no matter how dark things may seem, they can make it through anything as long as they put their mind to it and believe. I know it sounds cliché but I truly believe it. Your experiences make you who you are. There is a lesson in everything, you just have to be willing and open to learn from it.