About Me

This is me,  I am fifty years old. The big 50 has meant a lot to me, although I keep forgetting about it. I don’t feel old – most of the time – and everyone says that I don’t look fifty.

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This year on my birthday, I had the most of my friends and family with me; some traveled from Portugal for my wedding the day before, so it was an extra special day. My daughter offered this cake, which she ordered for me in a shape of a book with the title of one of my poems “The Moment”, which I read in this year’s showcase at The Octagon. If I ever get published this will be the title and the design of the book.

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Family is very important to me and here is a collage with my husband, parents, my children, my sisters, my nephew and nieces, and Kia, my baby the dog. These people are my world and mean everything to me.

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She’s is the cutest! Love her so much!!!

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In 2010, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and this has changed my life in a very deep way. I am still living with it, but I have a better understanding of the signs and symptoms and know that I have come a long way. Three years ago I decided to go to university to study English and Creative Writing in an impulse to pursue a life long dream. I have always loved books and words have always meant a lot to me.

Finally, this is where I drink loads of coffee and tea and where I write and sometimes just stare at the screen. I am a writer, with one published poem. Hopefully, I’ll continue to get better and touch others with my poetry.