When telling a life story, people usually start from the beginning and work their way to present day.
My brain doesn't work that way. You might get a story from when I was twenty and then when I was four. It's just the way it goes with me. Along with being bipolar, I also think I suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder. This causes my train of thought to be derailed quite often.
I've been asked why I don't just write down the stories I want to tell in order from earliest. I don't want to do that, because it takes away from who I really am.
I guess an introduction would suffice for a beginning.
I'm a twenty five again amateur writer. I don't consider myself almost twenty seven, hence the again in my age.
I was born and raised in a small town in southern West Virginia. One of those blink and you miss it type of towns. From the beginning of my existence, I've led a humble life. I have never been rich or had a lot of friends, but the ones I do have and my wonderful family have always supported and loved me no matter what.
Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian, but when my father explained to me what euthanasia was, my hopes and dreams were crushed. I didn't let that stop me though. I eventually went to college and obtained a degree in photography. Not exactly animal related, but I can take some good pictures of my dog. I have yet to make a name for myself in the photography world, but I would love to one day.
Along with trying to become a break through photographer, I am trying to make a name for myself in the world of writing as an author. I have always loved reading and writing. I even took a creative writing class, twice, in high school, just because I loved the idea of writing things for class.
You rarely catch me without a book in hand. I'll either be reading an actual book, or thanks to the world of eBooks, I'll be reading on my phone. I have at least twenty titles on my phone and half of them I've already read and I've only had the phone for about two months. I have a book shelf beside me that houses all of my Stephen King novels, one of my favorite authors. I would love to be able to write like him, only for teens. I'm not much of a horror writer, so I could never follow in his footsteps, but the fact that he's a world renowned writer, I think he's a good person to look up to.
The first Stephen King novel I ever read was Cujo. I read it when I was about twelve. My grandma had it setting on her bookshelf and I kept eying it when I would go over there. Eventually I borrowed it and I was hooked from there. I have read the majority of his work now and I would love to continue to do so. I'm happiest when I'm in another world reading. I befriend the characters, I laugh with them and I cry with them. I worry about them, even when I'm not reading. I find myself thinking about the characters of the book when I'm partially through one and I'm doing something else.
The Shining is another Stephen King novel that has hooked me in, not only is it one of my favorite books, it's my favorite movie. I find myself worrying about Danny and Wendy all over again when I start reading or watching it. It's amazing when you can be so enthralled with characters out of a story book. When an author can invest so much into a story and it keeps you so hooked to the story line and the characters, that's what I want to do with my stories.
I'm sure it's pretty weird reading about someone you hardly even know in this way. You're going to get invested in my life as much as I would yours if I were reading a memoir of your life. I hope you enjoy reading about me.
I'm smiling to myself at this moment, I don't know why. I am happy that I'm going to have someone read about my life that hasn't been there. You'll get a look into my mind which very few are able to do.