5.04.2011

Ha, it's been Awhile!

Not sure who is reading this much these days but I had a really great experience tonight...I went to the book signing/reading for Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Matt Logelin. It's the middle of finals week and I'm pretty tired and worn out. I finished one exam (and have another in the morning) and rushed back to St. Louis and got to the reading at the exact time that Matt got up to speak. Matt's wife died suddenly when their daughter, Maddy, was born. I have read his blog for years and it was great to meet him and hear him speak. It put things in perspective...people going through their challenges in life-some much bigger than others. I look forward to reading the book!

Since I last wrote, I have done a lot of reading for school, a lot of projects, papers and presentations...a lot of babysitting...I have also done a fair amount of speeches including a couple in NY. I finished my practicum at Head Start on Monday and will start one with eating disorders this summer. I will be speaking in DC and Indianapolis and travel to Europe this summer...can't wait!

Lots to be grateful for,
Rachel

3 comments:

Dee said...

Yes it has been a while. Glad to hear things have been going well for you. No news has been good news.

Take care!

Carly said...

I still read it!! Good to hear things are going well for you!

liz said...

Hi Rachel,
My name is Liz and I have been following your blog for a while now. I am happy to hear that you had a good day. The blogger who lost his wife probably touched upon many emotions that were both sentimental and also personal. I always admired the courage it takes to put yourself out there. I hope it brought some closure.
That said, since your blog is a great resource for someone going through cancer I wanted to reach out to you to see if you were interested in a new online social support network (that I am the community manager of!) called I Had Cancer. It is a new and free social support network focused on connecting people based on experiences with cancer so that they can easily communicate with one another and share information. I would love to tell you more if you are interested, so please let me know! Because I was so struck by your writing I would love to send you an early-access pass with extra invites for others you may know going through this journey.

Either way, thank you so much for your writing. Take care and best regards.
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