Sarah Darer Littman (saraclaradara) wrote,
Sarah Darer Littman
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I've come a long way, baby

Seven years ago today, I made an attempt on my own life, and ended up in hospital. It was the worst time of my life, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

This evening, I was lying in the hammock (Reason # 6894759 to love The Webmeister), cuddled up with my puppy Benny, thinking about far I have come since that day seven years ago and thanking G-d for the gifts in my life today. My two wonderful children. A great relationship with a supportive guy. A lovable white fluffball to play with by day and curl up with at night. A career doing what I love, and on this very day, some great news that I hope to share very soon. A new online project with some former colleagues at the Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate called Our Greenwich that I'm really excited about. So much to be grateful for - including that most dreadful, horrible time, seven years ago; because if I hadn't gone through that, I wouldn't be here. Plus, the experiences in the hospital gave me a lot of material I used in writing PURGE, a book I feel so passionate about.

I'm so happy and grateful to be alive, to be here, to be in my life right now, waiting to watch Obama make his speech tonight, a historic moment mingling with my own moment of personal triumph.
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