I was recently honored to have my story entitled “A Life Changer” chosen as part of the launch for a new non-profit wing of the hugely popular parenting blog, Scary Mommy.
In the days that followed that first post at Scary Mommy,
a window opened …
a friend sent me an article …
and my child wrote her name on her closet wall.
As a result of these three factors, I hopped on the treadmill (also known as my “writing desk”) and wrote a story. Upon completion, I sent it to several people for feedback. This is what I received:
My ‘editor’ (my husband) whose typical feedback is: “That was good,” promptly emailed back saying, “I LOVE this post!!!” And then he forwarded it to a colleague that he knew would love it, too.
My cyber-friend, Kristin, who I have yet to meet in person, happily reported she no longer sees me as ‘saintly,’ delighted in ‘hearing’ me swear in print, and decided we MUST hang out soon.
My mom said she laughed and cried all the way through the post. (That’s nothing new for her.)
But most importantly, they all said, “This could be your best post yet.”
Some things just happen at the right time. For a reason.
This is just me, Rachel; there is no halo. And this is my story …