I don’t like biographies. I simply do not know how to talk about myself when it comes to relating facts to my readers. Sure, I mention what has happened to me, but I mostly discuss my thoughts on the world at large.
I guess I could describe my life, as experienced up to now, in three “easy” to swallow acts. I’m keeping many details out of the spotlight, as they do not need to be gone over. I do not regret what I’ve done or what I’ve accomplished. I would not change one single event, good or bad, that has happened to me. I am proud to be the person I am today.
Nor am I attempting to garner sympathy. These are facts that I’ve already gone over before in my other blogs.
Mother left me when I was a baby. I didn’t feel the loss until I was 29. Guess I was numb, but I decided I am ok with it now.
I had a tough time adjusting to school. I would often rebel and act out. It wasn’t that I was stupid, I just hated school. I wanted to learn on my own, without people telling me what I should and shouldn’t do.
I wanted to be a scientist. Then a writer from the age of eleven.
I met Saunya. We were such geeks that we had writing parties. We still do. When we were in High School together…what a blast! Think Romy and Michelle.
I survived rape, though perhaps a part of a person never does make it through that situation. I share this because I want women to know that it is possible to have a good life and that there is no shame (for the victim).
Went to Job Corps. Twice. Once for Business/Clerical, the second for Medical Assisting.
Got an excellent job. More friends, moved on with my life. I came to the conclusion that life is worth living and while love doesn’t exactly conquer all, it makes existance bearable. Began blogging in March ’03.
I decided that I need to be particular about the people I communicate with online.
Oh, and this blog’s name is derived from one of those ancient Norse warrior maidens/angels. I took it because I want to be a strong woman also. And aerie? It’s a place of rest.