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 survived 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. The first one gets a post every year since his birthday happens to fall on the Anniversary of My Motherhood. I share the boys-turned-men 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. I love and write books, but movies are (not so) secretly my favorite way to bring good stories to life. Stories insist there is meaning, and 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. In her Oscar acceptance speech for Walk the Line, Reese Witherspoon said, “I’m just trying to matter.” She was quoting June Carter Cash, and I relate. I’ve called it fame sometimes. That hasn’t worked out so well for me. I asked for fame. Life gave me love instead. It’s possible life knew better.