Sunday, 2 October 2016
Dear Friends of Jane Spring
Those of you who have known us longest will remember this website began as a personal blog. Jane Against The World becoming popular remains one of the best experiences in my life. I still feel so shocked and honored at the response to my writing. Many emails came from readers who feel a connection or can relate to my experiences. Garnering positive reviews from New York Times Best-Selling Author Jennifer Weiner lead to it being viewed tens of thousands of times. It still boggles my mind! I was excited to keep growing.
Then, a few years ago, I had a critical health incident. Everything changed. I've had hundreds of health problems for decades but this infection quickly grew ugly and more terrifying than any of us could have expected. I went into septic shock followed by a cardiac arrest. Among other things, the aftermath resulted in short-term memory loss. My health deteriorated more. The months turned into years filled with lengthier hospital stays.
In April of this year yet another, trauma episode erupted. A rare, underlying illness landed me back in intensive care for a month. Slow recovery made it heart-breakingly difficult to write not only my blog but even in the solace of my daily journal, which I've written in diligently since my first heart-shaped padlock and key dollar store diary in second grade. I tried to keep a notebook within reach at all times to scribble things as fast as I could in hopes of capturing my train of thought. Most sentences began sensible enough but quickly faltered, sloppily ending with me swearing in script at myself out of frustration.
Now, the reason for this post: The Big News.
The Big News is that I finally feel like I'm both capable and ready to go back to writing on Jane Against The World!
It will have the same story entries you know and love but will also include weekly Fashion, Lifestyle & Beauty edits I highlight on www.pinterest.com/MissJaneSpring. While unable to write, Jane Spring's profile on Pinterest has grown an amazing 145k following! It will also feature product reviews, DIY and sewing projects I attempt in more detail now that I'm merging Pinterest with this blog.
I am beyond excited, nervous and overwhelmed to announce that October 4th, 2016 will be the first new post in over two years! I hope you all haven't forgotten Jane and will want to continue this journey with us!
For those of you who are visiting this blog for the first time, a link to my very first post is below. Please take a look back and get to know my stories! But first - let me introduce myself:
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