Hello my name is Carmen and I’m embarking on a writing adventure. I don’t know what’s ahead, but that’s ok. I packed some of my experiences to tell, a lot of enthusiasm and some fun.
Here’s the thing: I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a writer, an artist, a bookkeeper, and probably many more things to other people who may or may not like me much. I can’t control that.
For some reason I have developed this itch to write. I am here to explore and have fun with something I have not done before, at least not publicly. I have always enjoyed writing about anything and everything, since the age of 12. This time, still enjoying, I’m hoping to engage all those interested in what I have to say, oh I don’t know, about life and its craziness. I’m aiming to:
- amuse, entertain, move to laughter or to tears; and
- connect with anyone and everyone who identifies with any of the stories I will share.
Why? Because we all need, occasionally or regularly, to know we are not alone. I have read so many blogs and several books that have encouraged me to go forward in life. I have encountered through my reading and searching so many who like me have the same struggles and have given me so many ideas how to resolve my own bumps on the road of this journey we call life. Today, I feel like maybe I can give back a little too.
I have a particularly soft spot for families who have autism in their lives. My youngest of three is in the spectrum and I identify with the struggles and the hard-earned triumphs of the autism world. I have kept a journal of many of those struggles and triumphs and I have learned my way navigating these choppy waters. I believe I have something to contribute to many exhausted parents out there. I hope to convey the following things:
- You are not alone;
- It gets better; and
- many more things to encourage you, make you laugh and make you cry-its ok, crying is also good for the soul.
I thank you in advance for stopping by, reading, and if you’d like, sharing. I am excited about this journey; and even though I’m also a bit scared of the unknown, I’m not letting it stop me. My best wishes to you and yours!