After years of working in the Financial world, looking after a husband and two children, I have stopped working and found a creative streak. My husband works abroad and both children have flown the nest so this is "my time" and writing is something new and exciting. I thank my family for their patience listening to me every time I had a new poem and my writing group online, amazing people:) More
I stumbled into writing in 2010 when I was living and studying in Germany and I was feeling very alone. I found it cathartic to write down my thoughts and feelings in a blog. My husband was working away a lot so my efforts to make Germany a home for us failed simply because he was not there. I returned to Ireland in the summer of 2010 and started writing online with an Irish website. Through reading and commenting, I got to know a lot of the writers. We formed a community and we met face to face. Everyone in that group of friends encouraged me this past year. My family were also very happy to see me happy and were willing to listen to me read yet another new poem. I love nature, I am a haiku poet and truly enjoyed playing with standard poetry this year. This compilation of poetry is the best of who I am at the moment and I hope to be a better poet in the years to come.