Ever since I was a little girl, I have been writing. I used to write skits for my brothers to act out (much to their dismay) and as early as 6th grade I can recall telling my teacher that I was going to be an author. He was very encouraging, and I suppose you could say he was my very first fan.
Life has taken many twists and turns over the years, but the one thing that has remained strong in me is the desire to express myself with the written word. I can't imagine any more powerful method of that than poetry.