Hmmm why am I here? That would be a combination of things, I miss my husband, my doctor said to write, wanting to share happy & sad thoughts and I just want to write. I have always been an avid reader, but not so much with the writing. I will write from the heart and not as a professional writer, as I write further here I will learn more about writing techniques. Learning new things every day is such a privilege for me, thanks to God.
First the doctor thing. Back in 2001 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, along with the chronic pain came short term memory. Fast foreword 17 years later my short term memory is so bad it was scaring me. My dad was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago, needless to say I was scaring myself silly. All is ok, the doctor did say to journal. My doctor recommended using my keyboard instead of handwriting because of my carpal tunnel. I just found out I have it in both hands, with that said I still try to handwrite when I can, for me I just love how my thoughts flow through the pen to paper.
My other reason for starting to journal is the loss of my husband. Nick passed four years ago while waiting for a lung transplant at the age of 48. It seems like it just happened moments ago. You will hear about Nick a lot as most of my life consisted of him being in it. We married very young, we were in our 28th year of marriage when he got ill.
I will leave you with the following quote “The past beats inside me like a second heart” written by John Banville, who wrote The Sea. A story about a man who goes back to his childhood home after loosing his wife. I must say the book enriched my vocabulary, lots and lots of new words for me.
I love Quotes and will include them frequently in my journal entries. I hope to write about things that I remember that day, just out of the blue with no rhyme or reason.