A bit about me

Words woven create webs of meaning –
fragile structures tested by time.

 Welcome!  So pleased that you’ve dropped by.

Spurred on by the threat of cancer, this blog was born in December of 2011 as a gift to myself.  Back then, I knew nothing about categories or tags, so I ignored them and just wrote.  I had about twenty five followers for a long time and thought that was magnificent.

So much has happened since that humble beginning.  I ducked the cancer bullet but now live with ME/CFS, a disorder that effects all body systems and is quite debilitating.  While many aspects of my life fell away, I did discover that living a horizontal existence is quite compatible with writing, and thus I’ve continued with flourish.

At some point this blog evolved into a forum for poetry, and so I’ve started a second one:  One Woman’s Quest II.

Thanks for stopping by.  I like to think that none of us are alone thanks to forums such as this, and welcome your comments or contributions.




71 thoughts on “A bit about me”

    1. Categories are equal to interests – lifestyle, health, humour, photography, etc. Tags are topics: comics, cartoon, political, and so on. When readers are searching an interest they will google their preferences – tags and categories connect you. Hope that helps.

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    1. Yes blogging is a tonic – good choice of words. I have gained strength the past year, although still spend a lot of time lying down. My walker is my best companion – helping me go the extra bit. Nice to meet you too.


  1. Congratulations on dodging the cancer bullet! But I’m sorry that you have to now live with ME/CFS. I’m astounded at your strength and aptitude for positivity and look forward to reading more of your poetry 🙂

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  2. I’ve just found your blog. You sound like an interesting person! I love the way your blog is set out. I wish mine was as good! I’m looking forward to read8ng more of your posts.
    Are you doing the April A to Z writing challenge? I’m having a go at it for the first time.

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  3. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your work. I relate to how heartfelt journaling can be. Found you via Dr. Andrea Dinardo’s blog. I’m going to follow yours. Blessings to you on the path ahead.

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      1. Hi VJ! I’m sorry that I missed YOUR comment. 🙂 It’s really lovely that we’re connected, your story is so inspirational – it really touches me.

        Let’s definitely stay in touch if you want to. My email is weloveyou@forgivingconnects.com, so that you have it. Sending you many blessings, and I hope you’re doing well, V.J!!


        ps – I just did a blog post on creating our exquisite life, and the gift of seeing the parts inside that want loving attention. Let me know what you think of it if you decide to check it out.

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  4. Hi VJ, just found your site. Your work is significant. Heartfelt, a brittle edge of reality. I haven’t read nearly enough, and know that I will. However mostly I wanted to say how important it was to meet you on our recent trip.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your work. I will be following with you..

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