Sometimes things happen that make you look around at what you have and appreciate in a different way. I won't get sappy, I'll just fast forward to the part where I pull my head out of the headaches of everyday and give thanks for everything that's right instead.
Which brings me to the "returning" part. The other day I read a blog post by a literary agent who has been raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. His idea to donate money based on a weight loss goal motivated me to stop whining and do something positive. So here it is, between now and my birthday at the end of March, I'm going to lose weight - my goal is 15 pounds. And for every pound I lose I'm going to donate $5 to Alzheimer's research.
My grandmother had Alzheimer's and the book I just finished writing was inspired by her (you can read more about The Day the Merry-Go-Round Stopped here). Writing it was a daily dose of therapy for me. I hope this book grabs the heart of an agent and an editor and that some day I can share it with everyone else.
November may be Thanksgiving but it's also National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Click here to learn more about Alzheimer's.