Just another starving writer..Okay, well I’m really not starving.
I am a late Baby-Boomer-bloomer. Say that ten times fast. I actually don’t know if I am a baby Boomer or a Generation Xer. I Google this question and I come up with different answers. So, as with many things in my life I may not fit in with either. I may just be in with that small group of people that just don’t fit into a category. This is cool with me, because being categorized or “normal” is not for me. I like doing things on my terms, in my own way. I am not outrageously different, but some of my most favorite people have called me quirky.
I don’t know what generation I am in, but I do know that I am definitely a late bloomer. I am in my second year at Southern New Hampshire University. I am an English major/specification in creative writing.
I am currently co-writing a novel with a man and what it was like for him growing up under the brutal dictatorship of Idi Amin Dada, being a teenager during the worse of the AIDS epidemic, and how one man’s dream never died no matter the atrocities he has faced. The title of our book is, From Uganda to America, One Man’s Journey.
I am also a cancer SURVIVOR. I have been cancer free for two years. Yay for me! I kicked cancer’s ass. Some of my blog posts are about cancer. These were written while I was going through chemotherapy. They started as powerful poems, that I didn’t finish, and now that I have time to work and rewrite them I find that I no longer have that strong emotion to make the poetry powerful, so I have turned them into short blog posts. I wish that I had finished the poems when I wrote them. Poetry needs to be done in the moment of the emotion at least that is how it is for me.
For all the women out there in cyber space who happen along to my blog and are reading this, please take my knowledgeable advice and do routine breast exams. If you feel that something is not right, like a slight pain or a pea size lump, then go with that gut feeling, and get a mammogram. This goes for all ages, you are never too young nor too old. Never doubt yourself.