The best idea I ever came up with that gave me an “ah ha!” type of feeling was when I decided to leave the education field and pursue a full-time writing career. I loved writing stories, poetry, and journaling since I was a child. I still remember writing stories, drawing the illustrations for my stories, then stapling the pages together to make homemade books as a child. Writing has always been in my blood, it’s been my safety net during troubled times in life, allowing me to record my true thoughts and feelings about issues that arose. It has been an outlet to turn to. Helping to release bottled up feelings and providing me with a reprieve from negative thoughts that threatened to poison my mind and block out my positive nature.
Once I set my mind to following my dreams of becoming a full-time writer, I created my writing company Rainbows of Happiness LLC dedicated to a special angel who had been taken too soon from my life. She is the reason I have been motivated to go for my writing dream, helping me to realize that life can be unexpectedly cut short so we must live in the moment. She is my rainbow of happiness in life, so there was no question about what my company should be named.
Since the time of my company’s creation this past July, I’ve authored a short story Always In My Heart which was chosen for the featured showcase gallery on awritersgallery.wordpress.com, had two poems published on poetreecreations.org, one to be published in the Spring 2014 edition of The East Coast Literary Review, one poem chosen for the Winter Solstice Initiative, became a regular contributor for Smile magazine creating their cover story and articles, was chosen as featured poet for the featured 4 by MUTT online staff, was interviewed by Idea Creations Press, have an upcoming interview with Book Shelf in Feb 2014, have created my company webpage for Rainbows of Happiness LLC, self-host 4 blogs (3 on writing, poetry, and any writing topics that intrigue me, and 1 photography based blog for sharing tips, advice, and displaying my photography along with photographs sent in by followers), I’ve written articles on various topics including fashion, jewelry, shoes, photography, health, exercise, skin care, and education that have been formatted and used on various websites, blogs, magazines, and ezines, and most recently I have become owner/moderator of photography community Magnificent Moments Captured Through Film, (I’ve been taking pictures since receiving my first camera at age 8), on Google+ which is expanding in membership faster than I ever imagined!
Who do I owe credit to for my success in writing and photography? Why to my special angel, my real rainbow of happiness! Had she not shown me the fragility of life, the fleeting sense of our existence, I wouldn’t have been spurred to work to hard to follow my dreams of writing and photography to fruition. I am thankful every day for the hand life dealt me, for being able to know my special angel, even briefly, because ever triumph I achieve, every obstacle I face, I know she’s watching, helping me stay strong and urging me onward to fulfill my dreams for the both of us!
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