I am a woman who has rediscovered a passion for food and fitness in my 40's.
(Say that fast 10 times)
I have never felt better mentally and physically, despite the efforts of my two "spirited" young boys who constantly challenge my equilibrium. But it's ok - I love them lots but I'm not going to lie - I have my days of "Why I oughtta..."
I might as well admit it: I'm an introvert. I've always loved sharing my thoughts through writing whether it be emails and texts (and dare I say it, occasional handwritten notes) as opposed to picking up the phone anymore. And I used to be one of those people who could talk to friends and family for hours on end. Perhaps with a few but only after a few months have passed. Maybe it's because I'm a mom and sometimes I just find myself on autopilot - get up, get dressed, drive to work, sit at work, drive home, work out, start dinner, eat dinner, watch House of Cards, yell at kids to go back to bed, finish House of Cards, maybe watch an episode of Caribbean Life on HGTV, wonder why I don't live in the Caribbean, and then go to bed.
So since I seem to be undergoing some sort of Renaissance in my life, I figured I'd share my secret written musings with the world and see how that turns out.
One of the biggest reasons that held me back in my 20s from writing creative fiction (romance novels specifically - I was a Harlequin addict) was a writing professor in college who
called my writing "banal" because I wrote about things no one was interested in. It interested me, I thought, and isn't that the point? To write about your life and not anyone else's? Because of that, I worried about what others would think of my writing and feared the rejection. Well, I throw caution to the wind now - I'm over 40 and only get one shot at this life, so better late than never! I hope you enjoy what I write and even if you don't, thanks for having stopped by!