The writing workshops and my journals have given birth to a book…a book that took ten years and an entire village to write…

Nineteen years ago
I was given the first of my many
auto-immune  diagnoses
(and for some reason I accepted them)

It has been six years
since I have taken 
prescription medications
four more years 
and I will be drug free 
for as long as I was sick

I laugh as I write this
I hear Xavier’s voice
in my head
“still bouncing from the past 
to the future, are you…how’s the present?”

To be honest
the present is a bit terrifying
publishing the book 
makes me feel vulnerable
but it also feels like this 
is the next step 
in my healing journey

I remind myself not to let
fear steal the joy
then I hear Xavier’s voice again
laughing this time
reminding me

“You can’t change
if you’re comfortable”

Grateful to be sharing
‘Til Health Do Us Part
with everyone:)

2 thoughts on “The writing workshops and my journals have given birth to a book…a book that took ten years and an entire village to write…”

  1. Hi Julie,
    I received my copy of your book today and I am looking forward to reading it! Also, the issue with my right knee seems to be cured, thank you, thank you, thank you.
    With love,
    Linda Thurlow

    1. What good news! Makes my heart happy💚
      Let’s stay in touch. Hope you enjoy the book🤗

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