What a year I have had thus far! It has been like riding a roller coaster with no seat belt on to secure me in my seat. I’ve just been holding onto the seat bar for dear life. Like many of you, I am sure, I have seen my income fall drastically due to a career change that has both tested my courage and my faith. I’ve lost a dear, dear friend of over 20 years to cancer and am watching another one fight the often crippling affects of dialysis on her body. Much of this has nearly silenced my writing. I hurt too much to pick up the pen. But this little voice in the back of my head kept whispering to me, “tell the story.”
I ignored it as we all do the things that are too truthful to bear; I was too wrapped up in my grief and despair until two things happened. First, a friend sent me the rough draft of her new book. It was short, sweet, simple and to the point. Writing doesn’t have to be convoluted to be impacting. Second. An attempted suicide … in my own backyard, metaphorically speaking. What a wake up call! Just when you think your pain is deep, someone comes along and shows you just how much deeper it can truly be.
I could no longer be silent. It was time. I’d been working on this book for over a year. Writing what I could hear and there. I had to finish it and release it into the universe because it was no longer just about me. My fellow sisters – and brothers – are hurting and crying out for help.
Kryptonite Killed Superwoman: Trading in the Cape for an Authentic, Purpose-Driven Life is a collection of blogs (many of them from this blog site, in fact), articles and essays/presentations that I have written over the past several years as I have journeyed through this treacherous valley called life. They are as I originally wrote and published them. They reflect my desire to have it all, to be it all, and how this superwoman mentality nearly killed me physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually. I am NOT superwoman! I am a real woman with real issues living an all too real life.
Visit http://rebekahpierce.synthasite.com/kryptonite-killed-superwoman.php to learn more about it and to perhaps order a copy of the e-book when you are ready. My prayer is that it encourages you to keep pressing forward no matter how much it hurts.
Share your thoughts with me, as always. Be sure to spread the word about the book as well. It makes a great book club conversation starter.
Smooches and blessings,