As I Trace the Outline of My Life

A memoir traces the outline of the history of a person’s life.

As I write my own memoir, I trace the outline of my life, filling in the formation of the outline I have traced with words of imagery, emotion and events to tell the story of my life and journey living, surviving and eventually thriving with postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder.

As I visualize the outline of my life and my story within the formation of that outline, I pray my story will portray a beautiful portrait of a person that loves unconditionally and compassionately, gives people hope, faith, strength, courage, encouragement and inspiration to know they are not alone and that there is always hope for a bright and better tomorrow and a gloriously beautiful, happy and love-filled life and future.

As I write my own memoir, I pray God will help me write the words of my story to completion filling each page of my story with His love and compassion.

I am the pen, the fingers to type with, the tool to tell His story of the life he planned for my life before I was even born. My memoir retells the story and journey of the beautiful life God planned and already wrote for me. I hope you enjoy His tale.

~written by Susan Walz

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My plan is to finish my memoir this fall. I am almost finished with the second draft and will edit it until it is print worthy. Then I must find a publisher. My dream would be to find a publisher the old-fashioned route as I do not have enough money to self-publish.

If you can, I would greatly appreciate help publishing my book. If you can’t, I completely understand. I hope you don’t think differently of me for asking. I have seen others do this on their blogs and I thought it shouldn’t hurt to ask, so I asked. I hope that is okay and you understand my asking.

So far, unless I change my mind again, the title of my memoir will be…

Turned Inside Out: A Journey of Recovery and Hope

 Overcoming Postpartum Depression, Bipolar 1 Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Benzodiazepine Addiction, Suicide Attempts and Stigma

Mental illness is mental wellness turned inside out. Inside out means the opposite of what is expected to be true. Her life did not turn out the way she planned.

After she gave birth to her first child twenty-six years ago, she became undone. She left—seemingly vanished into thin air. Those who saw her noticed something was different about her. They just didn’t know what it was, yet.  A life halted, stopped in its tracks and never the same again. Travel along on this inspirational journey as she openly and honestly discloses what it is like to be overtaken by mental health issues and prescription drug addiction at the prime of her life. Her journey is long and painful as she takes many wrong turns before finally finding therapeutic paths that eventually lead her to the road of hope, faith, God, recovery and healing.


Copyright © 2018 Susan Walz | | All Rights Reserved






    1. Thank you Carol Anne. I pray I can publish my memoir too. It means a lot to me and it means even more to me that you would like to read it. I will keep posted on my progress with publishing my memoir. I haven’t been working on it lately as I have been too busy. It is my goal to finish this fall. Much love and hugs, Sue


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