My first memory of writing poetry (other than "Roses are red; Violets are blue..." valentine cards) was grade 5. Growing up, I was fortunate to have English teachers who fostered my love of writing and of writing poetry in particular. I managed to publish a few poems in various anthologies through high school and college. Then, life got busy with a hectic career and raising a family. As a result, my writing took a back seat to everything else.
A few years ago, after taking a 10-year break from creative writing and focusing on left-brained thinking, I rekindled my creative side and am now focused on writing inspirational pieces. Whereas as a teenager I think I wrote more for others, today, I write for my own pleasure, taking inspiration from my own self-reflection, my friends, my family and my surroundings. And I love to share; so, here I am, with another blog to share my poems and what I learn from others about writing and poetry, and about life.
I also write a blog about Ridgeview, and am a proud member of Georgetown Wordsmiths (a local writing group).
My recent accomplishments include contributing inspirational poetry to SIBYL Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Women (an online magazine with over 24,000 subscribers worldwide) since Dec 2011.