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  • Writer's pictureTeiran Smith

New Life, New Blog

It's been a tough, tough twelve months! First, a freak accident that required surgery, two months of strict bedrest, followed by six months of grueling physical therapy to learn to walk again. It was undoubtedly the hardest time of my life, but more importantly, it was exceptionally eye opening. The things that were made apparent to me led me down a path of deep introspection. I became acutely aware of many, many things including but not limited to, how incredibly lonely I was. How incredibly heartbroken I had been for years. I had an epiphany. The life I was living was not MY life. I was merely a participant in someone else's life. Outside of that, my existence held little meaning and served no other purpose. I won't get into the gritty details, however... as a result of everything detailed above I've recently made some pretty big life changes have kept me extremely busy. As such, I've had to put a pause on my writing career.

Some may already know that I've recently moved back to my hometown in Ohio to be near family and friends. I am getting divorced and have been trying to get settled into a new life and routine. In the midst of all that, I came down with Covid over a month ago and only last week did I feel completely recovered. During that time, my dog became ill and required treatment, and my car broke down two and a half weeks ago. My precious pup, Lada, is feeling better but I still don't have my car! To say it's been a trying time is an understatement. All I can say is thank God for rom-com's and romance books! Being sick and stranded makes for A LOT of idle time! In between watching my favorite movies I devoured steamy romance stories. I was reading a book a day on average. Sometimes two depending on the length. While laying around being supremely lazy, I had the idea to start a blog. Partially to chronicle my life as I navigate through so many changes. But also because I want to connect with and potentially help other women going through similar things. Divorces and broken hearts are life altering experiences. I'm only a few months into the journey and I have already connected with so many women on the same journey.

Also, I am frequently asked what books I like to read or who my favorite authors are. This is as good a place as any to share that info! In this blog, I will share with you recs of books that I'm currently reading, or books that are in my TBR pile. I noticed that I've lately been reading a lot of books with themes of breaking up, cheating as well as finding love after a bad breakup. Here are a few I've enjoyed:

In closing, welcome to my new blog and my new life! I can't wait to share it all with you!


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