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.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Marking the years

As each year passes by, birthdays come and go, life somehow seems to speed up. When we were children, with excitement we couldn't wait for each birthday, growing older, reaching one's teens and then early twenties. The anticipation of being independent and to leave one's childhood behind are grasped all too quickly. Now later in life, we don't make a fuss of every birthday, however, when it's a special round number, such as 40, 50, 60 or more, I think it it's appropriate and even necessary to mark the occasion, sharing in celebrating, not the fact of growing older, but the fact you were born. This gives all those around you, family and friends, the opportunity of letting you know how special and important you are in their lives. 
It's funny how some people count the number of years they've lived in a particular house, stayed in a certain job, or what I've encountered recently,  how many years since diagnosis of Parkinson's! We all have anniversaries for something that bares personal importance and significance.
So if you have a special birthday, don't let the number of years deter you, celebrate with full gusto, enjoy the moment and live with intention!

1 comment:

  1. Celebrate your life not by the number of your years but rather by the number of true friends you have.