what is happiness?
happiness is the ability to clear your mind,
to not focus on anything that makes you want to scream,
Emotional cancer; the illness, the coughing, the pain.
The last time she spoke to you,
the last time she hurt you.
Why you’re right,
when they’re wrong,
and when life’s just being unfair.
Don’t think too much about it.
We’re all sick.
We’re all abused
tie a little bow,
say it’s ok.
say you want to live to see another day.
open your eyes and smile at the sun.
because why not?
what you have,
the hand you’re dealt.
at the end of the day, it only belongs to you.
And that’s just fine.
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Sean has lived with cystic fibrosis his entire life. He falls in love with Jen, a girl with a dark, emotionally painful past. Living with chronic illness, Sean knows a little something about overcoming pain.
But when he meets her family, his courage will be put to the test.
Jen’s father, Diego, is a disabled military veteran. He is being mentally and physically abused by his wife, due to his role in the death of Jen’s brother.
Sean must find a way to save Diego, to help him see that there are people who truly care. All while navigating a life with chronic illness, chasing his dreams in California.
The medical aspects of my novel were inspired by the health struggles of me and my husband, as well as the cystic fibrosis vlogging channel The Frey life.
More to come! 🙂