This Is Me
Welcome to my site. My name is Jennifer and I will be your host for this site. Thanks for stopping in and taking a look around. I know you don’t know me, but I’d love for you to stay awhile. There will be poems, stories both fiction and non-fiction and even a few pictures, but there will also be something else; a journal of my road to freedom.
I want to take you on a journey with me. My journey. A journey down a road that takes me from being a person that hates my job, my life, my circumstances and makes them better. Go from a life of taking care of kids and family to taking care of myself.
To say my story is cliched would be an understatement. Married to young, married the wrong guy, its the same story we have all heard time and time again. I have spent most of my life hating myself for a long list of things, but mainly for creating a life I hated and my children had to suffer through. I couldn’t give them the things and opportunity that I wish I could.
A New Beginning
When I turned 40, and the last of my three kids was getting ready to fly the coop, I realized I needed a change. I realized I couldn’t just be responsible for everyone else’s happiness, I needed to look at my own. To do that I needed to get ride of things that made me miserable. Working at a dead end job with people who didn’t know the meaning of the words hard work. Family pressure to do things the way they thought I should do them, and enough self doubt to sink a ship.
But I had to know one way or another. I quit my job and went back to school to get my BA in Creative Writing and English. I started this website to post stories and get feedback from other writers. I have been back in school for close to a year now, and it hasn’t always been easy. I start to feel guilty when I don’t feel like I’m pulling my weight, but that too is something I’m working on.
I have always loved to write, writing was an easy way for me to express myself. And I’m good at it. Hopefully, I will get to be the person and in the place I have always wanted to be. A place where I am happy and content.
So, please, come back and see me sometime. Tell me what you think.