Existence #SSEDBC Even Day Nine of Blog Challenge 8 comments

Have you been enjoying the 2016 September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge? I hope so. The giveaway is still going on and you can catch up on the eight previous questions if you haven’t already.


Existence #SSEDBC Even Day Nine of Blog Challenge by Being A Wordsmith

Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. 

                                                                                                                             -John Lennon


This quote has always resonated with me. Even before I discovered what it would truly mean to me. I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. Maybe not a great one, but for most things, I have something in mind. Well, life always gets the last laugh as I have come to learn.

While growing up, I was hell-bent on being an actress. But one day, I realized that my headshot and resume were burning a hole in the floor of my bedroom closet–while always out in the open–were unfinished manuscripts and short stories that I had written. I remember that painful moment when it hit me that an acting career wasn’t going to happen no matter how much I thought I wanted it. I felt a sense of relief as I began to focus on my writing skills.

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When Hubby and I were dating many, many years ago, I just knew that we would get married a few years after college. I had not planned on his job offer at a company over 800 miles away the same week he graduated from college. Nor did I plan on us living that far apart for almost 5 years. Nor the subsequent out-of-state move six months after we finally got engaged. However, we got married in a beautiful ceremony after 13 years together.

My cancer diagnosis 2 years into our marriage threw everything in my life into a tailspin. Planning of any kind was off the table for quite a while. Treatments, doctor visits, tests, lab work, and my job were all dictated by medical staff. Sure, they were saving my life, but all I could see was my lack of control. They told me where, when, and how to do everything. I had to learn to let go. That was…hard. But 2 years after battling and winning against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I gave birth to The Deuce. In the same hospital where I was diagnosed and treated.  

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We made a third out-of-state move, but it was back to Louisiana. Home. At 40+ years old, I also planned to have 2 or 3 kids by now. I have 1 who is the light of my life and fills my heart. An in-state move occurred and now another one is imminent. With every change, I get a chance to experience something new, gain new friends, and make more memories with my family. Life is good.


Finish this sentence: Life is… 

How many cities have you lived in?


See ya later,


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8 thoughts on “Existence #SSEDBC Even Day Nine of Blog Challenge

  • Daphne

    Good Afternoon Kimberly,
    I was sorry to hear about your struggle with cancer, but so pleased to read you have overcome this dreadful illness.
    In answer to your question, I have learnt that ‘Life is an adventure’. I am a ‘glass half full’ type of person and I think this has helped me through life. Life has not always been easy, I have had ups and I have had downs, but I believe this is true for most people. I have lived in 11 different cities and countries and with each move I have met some wonderful friends. I could have felt fed up because I had to move yet again, but I chose to see the move as an adventure…. and do you know, I am almost 65 years of age and I still feel the same. Life is an adventure.
    Best Wishes to you.