I have been in love with filling up clean sheets of paper with my own handwriting for most of my life. I am fascinated by the idea of how the thoughts flow through me into the pen and on to the paper.
I entertain the idea that my children and grandchildren will have an interest in getting to know more about the girl, the young woman, and the artist who they only narrowly know as Mother and Grandmother. I’d like to think my memoir will be considered as a gift that says I love you, but in truth it may only serve as another path to self-expression.
At the age of 17, I used a spiral notebook to begin chronicling my thoughts about the things going on in my life. There are stacks of these in the closet.
There are beautiful journals filled with years and years of thoughts and feelings.
I want to reconnect with my ‘authentic self’
Thanks to meeting Laurie who is the owner of Capella Memoirs, I have plans to capture the many details, lessons, experiences and cherished memories of my extraordinary ordinary life by writing the stories that make up the tapestry of my life as illustrated by my Life as Art board.
The hardest part is going to be deciding which story to write first!