Books have always had a special place in my heart. Even as a young child I was amazed that I could be whisked away into another life and time while immersed in a book. As I grew, so did my love of reading. That feeling of being totally lost in a story is something that surpasses all other diversions for me. Even then, I sometimes look up, after a particularly great part, and am filled with awe in the author. "How did they do that?" To me it's like looking at an elaborate hanging tapestry, or a painting that glows with light and shadow in all the right places. Or for some, that feeling when they look at their favorite muscle car... perfection. What I wouldn't give for a small iota of some of that talent. I'm both envious and wonder struck at the same time. Some people fantasize about becoming a professional musician, supermodel, sports star, surfer dude, business mogul...not me. In my dreams, I am an Author, with a capitol A.
There are a few times in my life that I've felt like something I've always dreamed of is actually breaking out of my dreams and into reality. Pivotal, life changing, wonderful things, like; my wedding and the birth of my precious daughter. Now I get to dive into yet another dream realm. Just like with marriage and motherhood I'm sure there will be a wide learning curve. But I'm totally committed. I'll be learning as I go and hopefully becoming more and more skillful. But that's how it begins, right? You dive in.
I love words. I have a few of them. And I'm about to unleash some of them onto the world.