Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wow....my first entry !

As I sit here and ponder this endeavor, I am struck by the realization that I have done this before. I write on AOL blogs, MySpace, Facebook.
I also was thinking about the last time I tried to write, creatively. It has been more than a year since I have taken time for myself, sat down and wrote something, anything, for me.

I used to write poetry as a teenager but stopped when I was ridiculed by my peers. I started again as an adult to calm my restless self and as an outlet to my internalized emotional pain. I have battled post -partum depression, something I didn't want to face with my family and friends. It lead me down paths of self-destruction, but I lived and learned how to handle the ups and downs with help. I still struggle, but am aware now of the "changes" that reflect my moods.

I am living in the present, not the past, not the future. One day at a time. I am on a lifelong journey. My path begins with me.

I hope to fill this blog with poetry, reflections, laughter and an occassional creative image.

My thanks go back to my dear friend Kristal, without whom I would have lost my sanity a few years back. Visit with her.http://apoeticdreamerssoul.blogspot.com/2007/10/octobers-artsy-essay.html#links