The other

It’s easy to write a memoir when all it takes is spilling your guts out onto a blank page to tell your extraordinary life story as you know it.  Before I began talking to people who I chose to be sources for my personal narrative, I noticed patterns in my first draft. “I did,” “I felt,”… Read more »

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Read to write

After several hours of structuring my story for Invictus, I realized that writing about my own personal memories would not suffice. I knew I had to explore a different perspective on the theme of isolation, insecurity or self-denial, but wasn’t sure where to start. “Make time to read and write,” said Brad during our meeting…. Read more »

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In the right place and the right time

“What will I say?” “Is this too personal?” “Gosh, I really don’t want to break down into tears…but I’m strong, I can do this” were all thoughts running through my mind as I anxiously got ready for our first Invictus meeting early Tuesday morning. After several sleepless nights of mental preparation, I was convinced that… Read more »

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