Thursday, April 5, 2012
E is for ...
Elizabeth! Go figure . . .
And no, I promise you I am not narcissistic.
Something inspiring is more like it ...
I am surprised of the journey I have taken so far and am hopeful for what lies ahead.
I grew up in a home where the kids bee-lined it to their bedrooms, screaming, "Dad's home, Dad's home--HIDE!" And we meant it. We were scared of him.
As a newly married woman so many years ago, I yearned to reinvent my parenting skills. My relationship with my father now is much different. Better--and we see eye-to-eye (for the most part). The only reason why I bring up my past is because it amazes me how far I've come and that anyone in my position can most definitely lead a happy and productive life.
I coped with such atrocious circumstances through my art and writing. I combined the two very often and came up with graphic novel books that I had lost myself in. Of course they are as cheesy as I'll get out, but through my characters, I learned how to deal with circumstances and even took out some of my aggression on them as I made them endure situations, but I witnessed their growth as well. I had no idea that a few decades down the road I'd become published.
I am glad that I had the strength as a teenager to stick to the thing I loved most and turned it into something dreamers dream of becoming.
If I can do it, so can you. Yes, you can let your light shine no matter your circumstances!
Would you care to share with us some of your roadblocks, and your action plan to clear them away?