I would like to emphasize that I never tried to become an author and I only started writing as a form of therapy for my reconstructed shoulder and to help the brain damage that I had sustained. What I can say is that I don't know where I would be without using writing as a form of therapy. I definitely would have never published a book, let alone thought that I would ever become an author! I had been placed into a nursing home at 50 years of age after having several injuries that included my 6th concussion, that knocked my understandable voice out me and I had such bad unsteadiness that I had to use a wheelchair. My first attempts at writing were anything but pretty and I wanted to quit writing several times. However, a fire had truly been lit in my belly and there is no way that I was going to give up! After my horrible beginning, something wonderful started to happen. A coherent story started to unfold and I started to become excited each day about going down to the lone computer each evening and writing. I truly didn't know what would come out of me or what I would write next. That year in a nursing home was worth it when I look back at what was inside of me. I would never have known that this story telling ability even existed, or that I could do such a thing. As I have progressed in my physical and mental strengthening, writing has now become a constant attraction to me. Therapy as writing truly works! Just never give up! Sometimes the magic is deep down and you have to dig to find it! Be a miner and find your treasure if it is hidden or missing!
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