Falling Down and Getting Back Up

My last post was a teaser for my new book, To the Left of Death. While the new book is still on the way, there’s been a bit of a delay. Due to one very broken foot. 🙁

The last three-and-a-half weeks have been a roller coaster. My poor little right foot is very broken—2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsals. Plus some sprains and a partially torn ligament.

The good news is that I’m on the mend and feeling well enough to start getting back on track. The bad news is that track was thrown off too much to have To the Left of Death out by mid-September.

Some of the scheduling is still up in the air, but I’ll continue to post with updates as I go. The book will still be out this fall, and I’ll also soon be announcing some upcoming public appearances. (Where I will hopefully be out of a cast!)

Beyond the book, this injury has pretty much put a halt on everything else in my life. I haven’t been able to teach any yoga classes and I’ve had to cancel a lot of social plans. It’s frustrating. However, I’m also grateful to all the people who have stepped in to help. Covering my yoga classes, keeping me company, checking in with calls and texts, and so on.

Injuries are never good, but they are good teachers. In this case, it was a very loud message that I need to slow down and make time for my own self-care. It’s also a reminder that life can step in and divert all your carefully laid plans in an instant.

It’s clichéd, but when we’re knocked down, all we can do is get back up again. Adapt. Adjust. And keep moving forward within a new set of circumstances. Ironically, that’s a big theme in To the Left of Death. 

Life is funny like that.

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