On the anniversary of the first year of publishing my stories, I’d like to thank all my friends and followers for all the wonderful support you have given me. In so many ways, this has been the most significant year of my life. I never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up and was always at a loss when asked. Not just at a loss; I was lost.

After graduating from college with a major in sociology and a minor in theater arts, I took all kinds of jobs and attended other learning institutions to try to figure things out. Nothing ever felt right. When I married and my first child was born, I stayed home and still felt there was something missing. I wrote a play just for fun and only showed it to my closest friends and family. I thought it was amusing and showed a side of life that was interesting but that most people would not relate to, so I tucked it away.

It wasn’t until a Facebook friend, a blog writer, encouraged me to write a story last December 23, that I followed through and published it on Medium. I honestly thought I was going to write that one story and feel satisfied. But somehow through that one story I was hooked, so I kept writing and then writing some more.

I am having so much fun; in fact, I am having the time of my life! So thank you to all of my friends and followers for encouraging me. Because of you, I can now introduce myself as a writer. Thank you.

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