Haha! I’ve gotten that feedback quite a bit from this piece.

“What are you doing???”

A few months ago, after 25 years of almost daily headaches and migraine, acupuncture cured me. Cured. Gone. I did not see that coming.

I had always been so skeptical that I didn’t even bother to try. I went on the advice of a friend of a friend and, holy shit, debilitating headaches are no more.

So now I have this damn liver tumor and I’m reading about stress and stories we tell ourselves and energy and healing and I decided that I’m not going to rule anything out. I’ve known I need to find my voice for a long time.

Speaking out loud is hard for me.

Maybe it won’t help my tumor, but it’ll be good for me regardless.

And I’ve always been scared to try new things. Not so long ago, calling up a woman I had met twice and spoken to once and accepting an invite to something like this would’ve been unthinkable. As in, no fucking way. But I am doing things differently because what I was doing isn’t working.

So I think I’ll have more interesting things to write about that will make people cringe and say, “Nooooooo!!!!”

And I will show up to hippie dippy events in my Old Navy t-shirts and let myself not fit in and be content in my awkwardness.

For the record, I believe in people’s auras and energy, too. I think there’s so much to life that we don’t understand. Sometimes we need to listen to our intuition.


Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small. www.ajkaywriter.com

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