Caught in a Whirlwind

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“I’m a big believer in keeping a certain balance between the whirlwind that life can feel like sometimes, and slowing down and doing things that really make me feel alive.” ~ Brandi Cyrus

For the last two weeks I’ve felt like I was caught in a whirlwind. First a family member was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, which was a shock to all of us. Fortunately the cancer is treatable and options are being discussed and decided as I write this.

On Tuesday of last week our internet and then phones were out all day. I could text one friend who does not use our phone provider and she helped me communicate with other family members. That threw me for a loop since I had the next podcast episode to schedule among other things. But that night, Barry and I decided it was time for some laughter so we pulled out our DVD of The Whole Nine Yards, and enjoyed the craziness of what the characters were going through and how funny they were trying to make sense of their own whirlwind. 

That night we decided we needed to watch things that made us feel good and that’s what we’ve been doing. So, Ted Lasso, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and Ghosts, are our antidotes to everything crazy that is going on in our personal lives as well as out in the larger world.

Laughing helped us later in the week when another family member ended up in the hospital. Thankfully the doctors could find nothing wrong and she went home but on top of that, at the same time I had two other friends end up in the hospital. I guess my life was getting to stodgy. I needed to be stirred up.

I have decided that even when it feels like I’m caught in a swirling storm, I can maintain my balance by looking for fun and making sure I take time to rest. And that’s what I’m going to do now. 

How has your life been going? I hope it’s not as topsy turvy as mine has been the last couple of weeks. 

Have a lovely week ahead. Spring is here. The flowers and trees leafing out is always a sign of hope for me.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2023

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at


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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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