Getting Started! Why do I write? Why HAWMC?

I think it began with the Red Sofa Moment where I made up my mind that I was going to get better. Looking back on it now, it’s as if I unleashed forces beyond my control. I resolved to open my mind to what I didn’t know and life obliged, taking me sometimes to incomprehensible highs, other times to unspeakable lows, but always forward, always healing, always enlightening…

I felt compelled to write down the stories of my experience for anyone who might get on the same path behind me. This eventually led to the blog you’re reading now

Last spring, my increasingly improbable journey carried me to London (from San Francisco) for treatment at the Optimum Health Clinic. It was in London that I read an email message from Wego Health, inviting me to take part in something called a blog challenge. It turned out to be such a delicious mix of fear, creativity and self-discovery that I’m accepting the challenge again. I’m even more intimidated than last time but I’m all in for the thirty days. Help!

Day 1 (April 1) – Getting Started!

  • Why you write – tell us a little bit about why you write about your health online and what got you started.
  • Why HAWMC? This is our third year of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge – why did you get involved this year? Are you a newbie to #HAWMC or a veteran?

3 thoughts on “Getting Started! Why do I write? Why HAWMC?

    • Thank you Deborah! I need the encouragement. I’m not sure how I did it last year and in a way I’m finding it harder now because I have put the constraint on myself of meeting the daily deadlines in a healthful way. I guess it’s all part of the journey… :-)

      • Yes, there’s a very odd part of the journey which is about getting used to not banging one’s head against the wall! It feels quite strange at first, but one does get used to it. So congratulations on choosing healthy constraints.

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