Introduction

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am glad that you have taken the time to visit. My first introductory entry seemed silly, scatterbrained, and nonsensical, so I decided to delete it, and create a new one. I was very nervous about starting this blog. But I grew weary of being frustrated by unfulfilled dreams, and being afraid to chase those dreams. I wish to move forward, and I found the courage to do so.

This blog is meant to be an outlet for my missed calling in journalism. I never realised it before, but the first clues of my writing abilities was taking an interest in mom’s Royal Electric Typewriter when I was 13. I remember I put in a sheet of paper and I attempted to write an article about what would life be like in the future. Its a good thing I never attempted to publish it because it would have been dismissed as plagiarism. In the early 90’s, I wrote poems, songs, and even a play. The first poem, Star Girl, was about my friend Wendy, who I had a major crush on. That was the only poem that was ever published. In hindsight, I think it was some kind of scam. Something about a national book of poetry. Wish I knew it at the time. I was just excited to get my work published.

I want you to keep in mind that I am not bragging about my accomplishments. I am the last person who should be bragging about anything. But if I say that I have a talent for writing, then I need to show you. I forgot about most of them because I was going through undiagnosed depression and PTSD.

Let me talk about PTSD for just a moment. I always wondered why I always jumped like a rabbit with a hot foot when someone comes into a room out of my line of sight. Something traumatic must have happened to me at some point. Can’t remember what it could be. Do I even want to remember? Maybe it is best to leave the past in the past.

The majority of the featured pictures come from my sister from another mister Renea. She is in the process of turning her kitchen into a work of art. It is as much her passion as writing this blog is to me. You may leave a comment about them if you wish, and I will share it with her. New pics come just about every week. The displays change constantly.

Doing this blog is not easy for me, but I do it because I enjoy it. I finally have the creative outlet that I need. Feel free to ask me a question, and I will answer it here, or in private, if you wish. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love working on it. Sat Nam.

7 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Chris, I am so proud of you for taking this step in your life.. sounds like you have known your calling for some time but have let other life paths get in the way of your dreams.. I am so pleased to be apart of your life as you have helped me through so much w my own tragedies.. PTSD and DEPRESSION is not a joke as I live w this as you well know every day its a daily battle for us.. Thank you for opening up and congrats on the steps you are taking to make your dream come true.

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  2. My little brother, you have a gift. Thank you for sharing this gift with others. Depression, anxiety, PTSD are so often made to feel like something to be ashamed of. Anyone who deals with these or other issues are the true warriors. Keep writing!!!! 💜

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