About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I consider myself lucky

Despite suffering two incurable chronic diseases, I consider myself very lucky. Many people go through an entire lifetime, not realising what blessings have been bestowed upon them, unable to see the wonders surrounding us all, or appreciate other people who affect us and are equally touched by our presence. To live a life with one's eyes shut and heart closed, is lonely and unfulfilling - a wasted journey in my mind. Having the ability to see the entire picture and fully embrace life with everything it has to offer, even when things go awry, is a much better route. Life has much to offer and should be grasped with both hands, open heart and seized each day. We do not know what lays in store, where our path in life is leading us, so making the most of this journey is imperative. Being open, honest and with strength of one’s convictions speaking the truth. Complete acceptance, appreciating fully those who share your life, and loving unconditionally to one's full capacity; this is how I live my life. It may not be for everyone - but it works for me.

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