[I don’t often write creative non-fiction on my blog, but I found this super old post and really loved it, edited it, and here is the new version.]
When I was in kindergarten, I peed my pants at school.
It was our Arts and Crafts period. It was the end of the day. I wanted to finish my painting. I had to finish it. But my tiny, five-year-old bladder couldn’t take it. When I was five years old, that was the most horrific thing I could imagine happening.
“Why didn’t you ask to go to the washroom?” My teacher asked.
“Because…Because…” I said in between sobs, “I just wanted to finish my painting.”
Continue reading “Snapshots Of My Life”
I’m not a huge fan of self-promotion, and I definitely did not create this blog to self-promote (I had nothing to promote two years ago when I started this!) But now, I have a published book! And I would love it if you guys could check it out and support me.
I wrote this book as a requirement for a university class, and now it’s become my baby. It’s actually a collection of fourteen short stories I have written over the years while in my writing program. I also know I’ve tried to remain anonymous on this blog, but now that’s going to be impossible as I share this book with you. That’s okay. I’m not ashamed of my anxiety or of anything else I’ve written about on here.
Don’t Stop Now: A Collection Of Short Stories is creative non-fiction writing, and follows my character from childhood until a few months ago as I struggle with and try to overcome my various anxiety issues. I decided to focus on my anxiety as the main theme because, as I’m sure you know, I am SO open about mental health problems and I want it to be talked about, I want people to realize that this is not something to be ashamed of – and it’s okay to be honest about it. I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Writing about it is therapeutic for me.
Anyway, if you are interested, you can order a copy:
Here from Amazon
Or from CreateSpace