My Journey to Become a Writer 05/12/2024 Post #133

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Today is my day of rest.

Today is Mother’s Day.

Today is the day my Mother died.

A year ago on this day, my mom finally succumbed to the ultimate rest after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

There were times, during the exhaustion of those days, I didn’t know if I’d survive.

My mom was dying; but I knew it would kill her if I went first. Sometimes I was so weak I could hardly stand. My heart was skipping beats, as if it too had to stop and catch its breath – as if it had become incapable of keeping pace with the busy life of attending to someone who was dying.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year:

She finished her race. I’m so grateful that I could be with her and so blessed because of the many people who encouraged me to keep writing during those days. The records I kept from that season are one of my greatest treasures.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I probably did Day 133 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab.  This is pre-posted, so I can’t say for sure.

What I’m Doing as Chief Operating Officer of My Writing Business to Move Forward

This is the final week in my planning phase. After this seven day stretch it will be time to work the plan.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Looking back at these posts, it looks like I’d finally clued into the fact that I was overdoing these updates and spinning my wheels by including too many sentences. Included in number thirty-five is one of my favorite stories about my mom:

It always did take her a long time to go downhill…


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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