28 Sep Falling in Love with book and the library
I wanted to share a little about why I write. I have loved words since I was a little girl. Once I learned to read I never stopped seeking knowledge. As I grew I found joy in books and gravitated to the library.
My first poem in second grade was read out loud to the class and I was hooked on poetry from that moment. The elementary school librarian told me about Maya Angelou and I fell in love with her writing style, storytelling flair, and inspiring words. From that moment on I thought I would be a novelist or a poet. I read everything in the school library by Maya.
That little girl ’s love of poetry continues to live in my heart. After my eye injuries, I went into a spiral of loss, pain, fear, hurt and anger. When I was at the worse point in my life, I turned back to writing poetry, prayers, and prose, the light returned to my world. My father took Ill and shared his dream of me publishing a book. That was how my first collection came to be.
I was surprised to see how much the people in my life supported me in finding a new purpose and fulfilling new dreams. I had written to myself for years and just kept pouring my heart out. All of the things that I had written to God seeking understanding, looking for my purpose and opening up my heart through my tears, ended up being perfect words to help others heal too.
I am glad that God has given me a new purpose. It was hard not being able to keep my career and even harder just trying to get through the daily pain. Sometimes I just can’t stop the tears from falling. My pain comes from Chronic Reginal Pain Syndrome and often overlooked and misdiagnosed illness. I’ll share more about that in a later post.
Enjoy your day and remember your smile.