What a Year!

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but this has been quite a year for me. There have been major changes in my life. I had a health scare early in the year when my head ultrasound revealed a lesion just under my skull bone. Initially, the doctors thought that it might be a metastatic lesion. Of course, after researching the word “metastatic,” I started freaking out, thinking I might have cancer. But God/Universe didn’t have that in their plans for me, and it turned out the be a hemangioma. I had brain surgery for them to figure out what was going on, so now I have a hole in my skull the size of a silver dollar that only has a mesh and skin to protect my brain. :0
I’ve recovered nicely from the surgery, but that little “two-by-four” to the head prompted me to do something I had been thinking about for over two years, and that was leaving my job at the public library. I had been with the library for over 15 years and working my dream job as a reference librarian, but it had stopped being fun, and I wasn’t happy. The negative energy I was absorbing from coworkers and patrons was draining my energy and, to some degree, I believe, caused the hemangioma.
So, I retired. My partner, Rosa, was thrilled because she had retired a few years earlier and was happy I would be home with her. Unfortunately, my retirement settlement from the library was not enough to let me stay at home and do nothing but write, so I’ve been delivering food with DoorDash. I had started doing that before the health scare, and I really enjoy it. I don’t have to deal with many people and spend my time listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks.
The ups and downs of the year have caused mixed emotions about my writing and kept my muse off balance. I had hoped to publish another story besides Learning to Love Again this year, but that didn’t happen. I also had hoped to revise and reintroduce Suddenly with a new cover, but that didn’t happen either.
What has happened is that I’ve changed my perspective on life to a very positive in the moment outlook and look forward to each new day.
My goal for 2023 is to publish a brand new story and revise and reintroduce Suddenly. Wish me luck!
I plan to read and review lots of lesbian fiction. I know I haven’t been a realiable writer, but I keep trying to put something interesting out there for you to read. I appreciate everyone who has continued to follow me and read my stories.
I hope 2022 was a good year for all of you and that 2023 will be even better.
Peace and Love,
M.E. Tudor

Author: METudor