I have to say that I was blessed with the gift of gab, I love to talk. Unfortunately, this has not always been a good thing. I cringe at the memories of my nose pressed firmly up against the wall or the awkward feeling of having my gold stars ripped away from me for talking excessively when silence was in order. Besides being a talker I am also honest, often brutally honest. You see where I am going with this, right? It was a well-known fact in my inner circle that if you wanted to commit a crime or engage in some covert mission, I was not the person to bring along. I use to see this as some kind of character flaw, but as I got older, I realized that not only is it a good thing, it’s something the world is desperately lacking. I also realized that these gifts were bestowed upon me to help me get through my journey in life.
I like to think of myself like the modern day Perseus, who was given certain magical weapons to complete very important task he was destined to achieve. Makes sense since my story reads like a crazy ironic Greek tragedy anyways, where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The following is a quick synopsis of my life through the years, keep in mind, that unfortunately it’s all true.
Born a minority, in my life I have witnessed the murder of mother, was adopted, became independent before I even lost my virginity, lost my virginity, got married with children, got divorced with children, became a broken hearted young single mother of three, got my shit together and busted my rump to go back to college only to get ill and land in a coma for eight weeks, forced into early medical retirement due to my struggles with a mystery illness that lasted for over four years, only to realize it was all due to a bout with Rheumatic Fever I overcame as child, underwent open heart surgery, where I received a new titanium heart valve. So that’s the short version of my story, sprinkle it with financial hardships and a lot of unsavory choices in men, and that’s me in a nut shell.
The good news is I am now very well versed in life and in its ups and enviable downs. I know I am not the only one out there, so I extend an invitation to all, who like me, have stumbled onto some fortuitous knowledge they would like to share with the world. Here its, an open forum for all to share.