This Ride Called Being a Published Author.
Wanting to be an author I have wanted to write a book since I was seven years old. I used to write short stories and dream about what it would be like to publish them. I am also an avid reader; I love losing myself in a good book. I always wondered if that is something that I could do one day.
Not everything can be easy. I have told myself that quite often now during my dissertation process. It does not help though.
Life of an independent author
A process It has been a process to learn about being an author since I published my first book in July 2020. It has been at times a great and fun process. Then there are times I feel like I am playing catch up to other authors.
Adapting in changing times
Working in the field I do; it is important for techniques to be a specific way. Being able to provide one to therapy to children so young was working very well. I was able to train parents and model for them how to apply the techniques. The clients I had were making great improvements. I finally had found my favorite place to be in my field. Then the pandemic hit, and everything had to change.
My first place.
A need for independence After breaking up with my last boyfriend I had this need to do something. I was not sure if it was something big or just something that was for me alone since I put so much effort into him. I finally realized I could move out on my own. This was a little daunting since I knew I would need to live alone but exhilarating at the same time. I would, for the first time in my life, be living alone. Being in my late twenties, about to enter my thirties, it felt like this was just the perfect time. Without thinking too much about it, I found my current place and moved out within in a month. It felt amazing to be on my own finally, but I did not realize how much work it would be or the feeling of loneliness that would come with it.
This is our story
It was raining outside, and Layla’s parents decided to go visit her great grandmother. Layla was excited because it was a long drive and at 9 years old, she enjoyed watching all the beautiful world go by her through the window.
Just me myself and I traveling
Always make the best of things Having family living in different states has always made me excited to go visit them. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do but It can be hard waiting on someone else to go with you. In 2019 I planned a trip to visit a family member living in Orlando. I had never been to Disney World or Universal before and I was so excited to finally have that chance. Until I got the text that my family member planned a trip the same exact week I would be there and yes they knew the dates I would be there way in advance. Obviously, I was terribly upset, but I always look on the positive side of things. I was going to Disney world and Universal!! I decided rather than cancel this amazing trip I had planned I would go anyways. Besides, it was my birthday, I was going to make a dream come true of swimming with the dolphins on my actual birthday, so what if I was alone. My family members loss then.
An open letter to MR. Trump; not president
To Mr. Trump, It has been a remarkably interesting and difficult last four years. I am addressing you as Mr., rather than President, for the simple fact I cannot in good conscience recognize you as our or my president. As someone who is also Caucasian you may feel I should understand you and your views better than anyone else. This reasoning, based solely on color of skin, is part of why I cannot recognize you as my president. The color of our skin does not define us and neither does our race. I was raised to believe we are all equal and to never allow any kind of difference, race, gender, sexuality, disability etc. to ever stand in my way of engaging with another person. You may have been raised to believe differently; however, in my understanding of your upbringing this is not exactly how you became to be who you are.