OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Anna Lind Thomas has always appreciated the value of a joke.
"A lot of people have always thought I should be a comedian, but my whole life I wanted to be a writer," she said.
That's when she decided to start an outlet.
"I started a blog. I called it "Ha Has for Hoo Has," which was a funny website for women. And within about six months, one of my stories went viral, it went mega-viral. And so after that, I was like, 'Okay, maybe I can do this, maybe I can do this for a living,'" Lind Thomas said.
She wrote constantly for her platforms, fans, and craft. She did so diligently for 10 years.
"It made me a better writer. I wouldn't have been ready if it had happened to me earlier," Lind Thomas said.
What happened? Lind Thomas published a book called "We'll Laugh About This Someday." They are essays we'll relate to, she said.
"Humiliating, hard, difficult things happening in my life and realizing I freaked out for no reason and that we'll laugh about this someday," Lind Thomas said.
She cites one story that went viral, an embarrassing moment that ultimately turned into a happy ending.
"I wrote this story a long time ago called "The Fart That Almost Altered My Destiny," Lind Thomas said. "And it was actually about accidentally farting on my date with my now-husband. That's the one that went mega-viral. It was the most horrifying experience of my life, but we ended up getting married."
It's a form of medicine she hopes provides the kind of self-care many readers might be looking for.
"If you can find a way to just lighten up, not take yourself so seriously, you can find you'll get through things a lot easier if you just find a way to laugh through it," Lind Thomas said.