Welcome to inside my head, random thoughts about everyday things, as well as proclaiming the challenges in my life and figuring out how to get through them. Being the analytical thinker that I am, curiosity is one of my strongest motives. This trait makes me a great problem solver.
I have loved creative writing since my early years always excelling in English.
At the age of 15, I was involved in an ATV accident which resulted in the death of a close family member. This tragedy left my family and I grief-stricken, but I discovered that through writing, I could begin to heal.
I have been married to a paraplegic man for 16 years now. It has been an enlightening experience for me to say the least. I have a constant reminder when I may be taking something for granted. I look his way and immediately wonder how he does it every day of his life.
In May of 2016, my father was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia; a brutal diagnosis. I was one of his 3 main caretakers and although it was disheartening to see him go through it, I feel very blessed to have had that time with him. He passed away in August of 2016. I was a hot mess for months afterward, but with grief counseling and the support of loving friends and family, I am surpassing the worst.
One great thing that came from my dad's leukemia diagnosis, is that I became involved with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and am helping others who are living with blood cancer. My dad was proud of me. I will always be a volunteer for The LLS as a way to keep my father's legacy alive.
I studied creative writing online through the College of Western Idaho, finishing in 2018. I now want to begin a career in freelance writing. I also have a book in mind that I want to begin writing on survivorship.