Inspiration

I guess I have always been a writer. I remember, and due to some undiagnosed semi-hoarding tendencies, may still have, a book I created when I was around 8 years old. I say “created” because I not only wrote the book and illustrated the book, I also bound the book myself- white ribbon attaching six to eight pages of loose leaf paper. I can still remember sitting in my room, producing my creation. I was quite proud of it!

It is worth being said that I believe I have a type of memory that is close to photographic. I am not sure what the term for it is, but my memories are not fuzzy, faded, or do they seem distant. They are clear, precise, and I can even make out people’s faces and remember exact details. My siblings call me the “vault” because they can’t seem to remember even 1% of the childhood details that swim around in my head all the time. Well, perhaps not ALL the time. I have two young sons of my own now, whose childhoods are now my biggest priority and greatest joy!

I made a friend a few weeks back- quite randomly- and have entitled this post “Inspiration” because that is what he has done for my creative side. I am not normally a very open person to many people. I am not fake, but it takes a great deal of time in order for someone to see all of me. Most never have. Some have see parts, and others have just seen the surface. I like the simple saying: “There is more to me than meets the eye,” because, well, because it is 100% true. I AM a Soccer Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Fellow Parishioner, and Student, but I am so much more. I always told my Father that I was born in the wrong era. I feel like I should have been born in the 1920’s or 1930’s. Perhaps I don’t get close to people because I really can’t relate to this world that we live in now. I don’t want my children to inherit this world- oh no! I intend to make certain that this world is a better place because I was here. That may sound odd, or even a little egotistical but, in my life, if I have learned anything, it is that we can DO anything we put our minds to. All it really takes is a little inspiration. Thanks TS~

~A

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4 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Amy, my career in writing began much like yours. I wrote simple little books as a child, then once my father brought home our first computer, things progressed even faster. Unfortunately, most of my childhood relics have been lost to the ravages of time. I am reminded of something I wrote back in 2011, which, when I read it today seemed alien because it seems like ages since it was written. Here is the link:

    http://www.tomslatin.com/how-writers-accidentally-inspire-one-another/

    I am honored that you hold my work in such high esteem. My parents were told by very influential and successful artists, poets, and creatives of their time that I would make a fantastic writer. In fact, all my life, I was told that one day I would become a writer, though through the years, I never envisioned writing anything that would ever be of any consequence.

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