About Me

Hi, I’m Laura.

A Happy Wife, Lyme Disease Warrior, Aspiring Author and Avid Reader.

You’ll find that The Start of a Good Life (SGL) covers all of these things as I love sharing on all these topics. You’ll find monthly book reviews and health updates. Spattered in between these will be advice and tips on living with chronic pain, short stories I’ve written and my ongoing saga of editing my first novel. I hope you’ll stay awhile and let me know what you think!

My Story:

My Other Half (OH) and I have been married five years now and have settled into a camaraderie of taking care of one another, celebrating Shabbat, playing with our golden retriever and trying to eat healthy yet deliciously. I am a 30+ year old who has been published in small poem books but can’t wait to see my name in print again and especially on the front of a novel! My good days are spent writing here on SGL and on editing my novel. My rougher days are spent sleeping and reading one of the books from my growing library.

I have had chronic migraines for over 10 years – through Culinary school, working to support myself as a preschool teacher and nanny –  sadly, I kept getting worse, my body just started shutting down, no matter what I did. Thankfully, a few years ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and that has been the catalyst to figure out what else I’m dealing with. The list is long, but we seem to slowly be making progress in getting my health back. I’m not able to work but I’ve decided to use this time to grow SGL and my writing career.

I hope you enjoy following my blog and if you have any health questions or book recommendations – please let me know!




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