It’s close to a year since my first post on this blog. I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have met so many wonderful people through this endeavor. Thank you so much for taking time out of your lives to read about my life, my struggles, my accomplishments. Your messages, comments, and sharing of my work have had such an impact on my life. Every day I lean on that connection, on your support, love, and validation to continue moving forward. I promise I will work hard to continue to provide the same support and compassion to you over the next year.
To celebrate our anniversary I’m publishing my first book. Unrailed is a collection of fifteen short creative nonficton pieces and six poems. You may recognize many of the pieces from this blog, but they have all been revised and thoroughly edited, each one more haunting and beautiful than before. It’s a powerful collection, a stunning representation of the kind of writing I do and the kind of hard work we all do.
Unrailed will launch on November 3rd and is available for pre-order now. I hope that you take the time to read it and reflect on how far we’ve come together. It’s been a rough year, I know. But we made it through intact. We now have a better understanding of who we are and what we’re capable of.
I couldn’t have done this without your love and support. Both the release of Unrailed and the year in general. You have all taught me so much about vulnerability, about strength, about belief. I hope that this book serves as a valuable reminder that you have the same power I do. That you’re worth the fight.
Thank you for one hell of a year. Onward.