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Fill that basket. We only get one chance.

Yep, that's me, hanging upside down. All the blood rushing to my head, seeing the world from a different perspective. Daring anyone to tell me I am wrong for wanting to experience something different. Living with MS is a far cry from every little girl's dream, but it is allowing me to see a different side to life. And it forces me out of my comfort zone. Mainly because everyday is outside said comfort zone.  I no longer wilt at the prospect of taking control of my day. I ask strangers for directions and I go out of my way to find answers. I mean...I write a blog that only millions of prospective viewers possibly see. I am pouring my life out to people whom I may never meet. I talked about basket lists last week. Well, without even trying, my basket is filling up. Just this month this has happened (in no particular order): *I won my first ever, paid writing competition. FIRST PLACE! For the first 5,000 words of my soon-to-be-published young adult novel Bombs Bursting in Air, I r

Fill that basket. We only get one chance.

Yep, that's me, hanging upside down. All the blood rushing to my head, seeing the world from a different perspective. Daring anyone to tell me I am wrong for wanting to experience something different. Living with MS is a far cry from every little girl's dream, but it is allowing me to see a different side to life. And it forces me out of my comfort zone. Mainly because everyday is outside said comfort zone.  I no longer wilt at the prospect of taking control of my day. I ask strangers for directions and I go out of my way to find answers. I mean...I write a blog that only millions of prospective viewers possibly see. I am pouring my life out to people whom I may never meet. I talked about basket lists last week. Well, without even trying, my basket is filling up. Just this month this has happened (in no particular order): *I won my first ever, paid writing competition. FIRST PLACE! For the first 5,000 words of my soon-to-be-published young adult novel Bombs Bursting

Ann Romney and I are really NOT in this together.

Today is the day! Your last badge assignment was to read a book about multiple sclerosis. I hope you found an interesting one. They are not all nonfiction statistics, y'know. I chose Ann Romney's memoir in this together: my story.  I really enjoy true life stories and I enjoyed reading Mrs. Romney's journey with MS. Since she was diagnosed prior to me, many of our recollections differ. And, unfortunately, much of our treatment(s) are vastly unalike. Whoever coined the phrase "money can't buy happiness" didn't have an incurable disease. While folks in Ann Romney's world find solace in equestrian therapy, this country bumpkin wants her insurance to assist in paying for Ampyra so that I  can walk. Ann Romney has one of the leading neurologists in the world on her side, and I am happy for her; but I cannot relate to the privileges she enjoys. It is not Ann Romney's fault that she is wealthy and I am not. We are very, very different in every aspect othe

Ann Romney and I are really NOT in this together.

Today is the day! Your last badge assignment was to read a book about multiple sclerosis. I hope you found an interesting one. They are not all nonfiction statistics, y'know. I chose Ann Romney's memoir in this together: my story.  I really enjoy true life stories and I enjoyed reading Mrs. Romney's journey with MS. Since she was diagnosed prior to me, many of our recollections differ. And, unfortunately, much of our treatment(s) are vastly unalike. Whoever coined the phrase "money can't buy happiness" didn't have an incurable disease. While folks in Ann Romney's world find solace in equestrian therapy, this country bumpkin wants her insurance to assist in paying for Ampyra so that I  can walk. Ann Romney has one of the leading neurologists in the world on her side, and I am happy for her; but I cannot relate to the privileges she enjoys. It is not Ann Romney's fault that she is wealthy and I am not. We are very, very differen

Call for Book Reviews

This is so me, and not just with MS symptoms and issues. I like to believe that I am living the life I always dreamed of living. I am writing, and more importantly, I am publishing. My latest young adult novel Bombs Bursting in Air  is in the final stages of the process and I am in need of some assistance. I have collected several beautiful reviews and have even won an award for this yet-to-published story, but I really need a perspective from someone with military experience. A Marine, preferably. Or a combat veteran. Or both. I will gladly forward my manuscript to any qualifying individual interested in tackling this mission. Your review will be published on the book cover and I will personally make certain that you get a first edition, signed (oo, la, la) copy of Bombs Bursting in Air. There is no mention of MS in this novel. The main conflict is PTSD. To my readers, out there...You have 2 days left to complete your reading challenge. Let's earn those badges! Lisa