My last post related to the terrible tragic journey that my life has taken. I don't intend that my future posts will dwell on this, as I want to encourage others on their reading and writing journeys. I have returned to my writing as a way to help me deal with life. It is quite cathartic right now. I would like to urge anyone who is dealing with any major stress in their life to try and write. Get it down, whether on paper or computer screen. I bought a little red leather-bound diary last month in Sydney while my husband was in St. Vincent's, and I have been making journal entries as thoughts have come to me. There are entries to be written up over the next few weeks, about the journey I have been confronted with. But other thoughts come which I jot down. Believe me, it helps. If my thoughts and jottings can help others, then that's all I can ask for. Who knows? There may be more inspiration for the stories and novels on which I have been working. Things I started before anything dramatic happened. I have been given a new perspective. I will continue to share and encourage others, and it will not always be personal, but hopefully helpful. Now, I need to return to reading, which is something I haven't been able to do in the last few weeks. Can I encourage others to do the same, even if you are struggling with life issues, or just writer's block. Move forward. That way you won't collapse in a heap. And may you find comfort in your written words.