I lived with pneumonia for the first part of 2016, then in June I was diagnosed with lung cancer. July I had the upper right lobe of my lung taken out and spent the rest of summer recovering from surgery. Then I lost a really great relationship. Then I lost a really good friend to cancer.
Now, I've spent the last month and a half caring for my mother who has dementia/emphysema. It looks like I'll be making the move here for longer to care for her. This means I will be losing a really great job I have and finding a new one.
I have been spending the last month writing the book "Love is Irrelevant" and it has been one really hard journey to take because it is a piece of my life that has really happened. I've just given it to my main character Matthew McGrath. It's just hard to relive some of those memories, and the more I write about them, the more others come out that I thought I buried deep.
If there is any lesson that will come out of this (other than coming out with a really great story), it's that I came out of it okay. I'm still alive, I still have great kids, and I still have friends and family who love me in their own special way.
bottom line: it is what it is.
I hope that you'll enjoy this journey. Maybe even cringe at some parts. who knows...maybe someday it will be a movie.....