As much as I would like to tell everyone that I am an English professor, or maybe even a doctor, a lawyer or even an Indian chief; the fact is simple. I am none of those things, and my English is pretty broken when I go on a rant. But, I love to read. I have written many,many books, but I have yet to actually finish one. Not one. I write, I get caught up, I jump up and down with the ideas as they flood my head and make me crazy, but when it gets down to the nitty gritty, I cannot finish. I think it must be a psychological screw that is loose in my ADD brain. Or, maybe i don’t have ADD, maybe I am not dyslexic. Maybe I am just lazy like my teachers told my parents all through school.
What ever the cause, I have a respect for anyone who has done it. Has gotten the story down, and has edited till their skin turns blue. I have an enormous collection of books. I am a hunter gatherer. I am also a consumer. One of the ones who walks around with book on their kindles and paperbacks in their bags. The ones that buy the books, one of the ones who love a damn good story and will recommend the ones I love the most. I want the satisfaction of a good read. So here I sit. And If they want to give me a sticker that says I am a professional reader, well, who am I to say no?
What I can say is that I have been in the communications field for sixteen years, then said FU and left. There is only so many voices I can tolerate in my head, and then I have to say goodbye. I chose a small town in a remote part of the country to try to bring my brain back. I have several online habits that I call jobs to help pay the bills. I own my own online fabric and crafts shop, working towards our fifteenth year. I also own a used bookshop that works through Amazon, and also together with my husband we run an online record store. All of these things do not pay the bills to an overall satisfied existence, but I have been able to raise my only son, and give him my time and energy to make his life and ours as a family better.
Besides the little blog I set up to work on sewing machines, this is my first try at a real blog.