In May next year (2017) I will be 65. Yes, you heard right 65! How shocking is that.The above photo was taken a couple of weeks ago Oct. 2016. I’m harvesting (and eating) white mulberries. Have you ever had one. They have a special taste. At first I thought, Hmmm interesting, then, I rather like that, now I love the taste. All of which is to say, there is always something interesting and new around the corner.
To pay the mortgage, I work as Practice Nurse (ie I work for a GP clinic) which I enjoy but if I could I would leave and write and paint all day every day, however there IS the mortgage. I have worked as a Registered nurse for more than 40 years with a couple of forays into other spheres along the way.
I have painted and drawn for a long time but came to writing late. It all started with a poem I wrote to explain one of my paintings, and away I went. In 2013 I completed my Master of Arts (Writing) at James Cook University. I had never been to Uni before and loved it.(Nursing was studied alongside ward work in the hospital’s School of Nursing).
Since then I’ve written a few novels (none yet published but soon self-piblishing), numerous poems, short stories and plays and am presently working on a memoir. I’ve won some awards and had a short story and poems published.
As you can see I still have a lot to say and have a lot to aim for. Do not think for one minute that I am not serious about my writing. It is not something that the old lady does as a hobby. I will be successful and continue writing until I can no longer do so.