This week, my life has taken yet another left turn. I've had a lot of those. And, after the dust settled and my brain settled with it, I realized that it is all in how I edit it.
Just as I do when editing a manuscript, I looked for the real story. I chipped away at what I don't need, to get to the heart of what lies beneath. Somewhere under all the anger and dismay was the heart of the matter, beating softly. This is yet another chance to leave behind all that is not me, and to re-emerge more authentic and more true to who I really am. Now, it's not 'their' truth I'm living; it's mine. And it's up to me to make it a masterpiece.
And, so, even as I add a chapter to my non-fiction book to encompass shocking and life-altering news, even as I edit the previous chapters to reflect this new 'truth', I edit my life to live more true to who I really am.