Life is short, and sometimes through no fault of our own, circumstances beyond our control, there isn't enough time to fulfill what we had planned and dreamt of. Each day is precious and not a moment should be wasted. The saying "don't put off tomorrow what you can do today" comes to mind, and I pretty much live my life in this vein. If you have a dream, don't put it on hold, waiting till the children are grown or you retire. Seize the moment and pursue your dreams. I have lost two brothers, one due to a tragic accident, another to ill health (Gaucher and Parkinson's disease) and although it has been some years now, the grief of losing siblings at far too young an age, stays with me like a sore gash that will not heal. My heart aches as if a very part of my soul has been wounded and not a day goes by that my brothers don’t enter my thoughts. Losing someone close has made me painfully aware of what is important and the things that matter most. Unconsciously my husband and I have made the decision to enjoy everything whilst we can, and not wait till later in life, for who knows if there will be a "later". We embrace life now, live in the moment and don't worry about what we don’t have, but enjoy the things we have been blessed with. If you have a dream that you can realistically pursue, don't delay, for "time and tide wait for no man".
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.