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:)

3 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

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