MY NAME IS SERENITY BOHON. I survive cancer occasionally and wrote a book about it. THE THANK YOU ROOM is my true story from diagnosis (when 29 and pregnant because I could totally handle that) to the story of how we survive together. It’s a big, lovey thank you note to the people in my life representing all the types of people I hope you have in yours.
I’M WRITING MORE BOOKS. It’s taking a while. In the meantime, I write here because the write-to-publish timeline is super satisfying and I like to obsess over a few recurring themes.
BEING MAMA: I have three sons. They’re in The Yearbook Years, though the first is almost through with that. He gets a post every year since his birthday happens to fall on the Anniversary of My Motherhood. I share the sweet, gorgeous boys with my childhood sweetheart because the fairytale of Gilbert Blythe is real, y’all.
HOLLYWOOD: I love movies, the Academy Awards, the people who bring us these things, and pretty much any red carpet event (or Duchess Kate). I don’t always feel the need to defend this obsession, but when I do I say that movies are stories, and stories insist there is meaning. I relate to this. The search for meaning is the story of my life.
HAPPINESS: My obsession with happiness is a fairly straight path to simplicity. I find relief in simplifying everything. This includes what I believe, what I want, and how I fill my time (the single task is the only task at all). I’m not naturally simple; I’m just better that way.
I DREAM BIG, BUT I’M GRATEFUL. And I’m just trying to matter. (Reese Witherspoon said this in an Oscar acceptance speech. She was quoting June Carter Cash.)