I have always enjoyed writing. As a young girl my sisters and I organized many neighborhood comedy shows which we wrote and performed in. In high school, English Literature was one of my favorite classes. Yet, I never considered myself a writer and slowly as my life became more complicated I drifted away.
After several years of marriage, and two almost grown daughters my mother moved in with me and my family. Dealing with this new life, I again felt compelled to write. I began writing my feelings, putting into written word the frustrations and sorrow I felt as I watched my mother slide into dementia. Eventually, those writings became essays. Recently, I have been working on putting all of the essays together into one book.
Over the six years I helped my mother, first living with me, then moving to two different homes where she received much needed assistance. I have encountered many people living the same dilemmas. Gradually, I realized my essays and frank discussions of what I went through can be helpful to others. Hopefully, you will find something on this site that you can take away with you.
From time to time, and because life is more than one dimensional I have also written about other life experiences. Take some time to peruse this site. I hope you find enjoyment or comfort.
My book has been published. You can purchase, A Slow Slide Into Nothing, at: