About Me

My Photo
"The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So... good luck figuring that out." -Charlie Swan
View my complete profile


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

So says the "writer".

I always wanted to be a writer, except for maybe when I was 5 and I thought I wanted to be a vet, but at 5 I didn't know how powerful words could be! I remember the first time I actually wrote words that meant something to me. I was in 2nd grade--I had the most amazing teacher, Danny Bates--and we had an assignment to write some kind of short story and to illustrate it. Well let me tell ya, I'm no artist...but my story! I lost myself in the plot, the hero, the villian! It was probably the most ridiculous story ever written, but I was so proud of myself! And so was my teacher.
From that point on, I became known as "the girl who was good at English". I've always loved to read--it's an addiction and a passion--and I've always loved poetry most of all. I just never dreamed I would choose THAT as a career choice for my life.
Things have come along in my life, and have sort of stalled my writing. But, I haven't lost it. I pray I never lose it. It's just one of those things that helps to keep me sane. Writing just takes me to this place where I'm invincible, untouchable--away from all the crying, away from the guitar, away from family and EVERYone!--just long enough to hold onto my sanity and write another day. I'm sure I'll be posting some poems on here before too long. So says the writer, "Farewell for now..."