Who am I? I don’t know that yet. I’m still trying to figure that out.
I can tell what I’ve done thus far to develop into who you see before you now. I am a daughter, a sister, and a mother. I was born into a military family that was eventually split by infidelity, drug abuse, and religion. I was raised in a two-parent home until about the later part of my elementary years. That’s when my parents officially got divorced. I stayed a bit with my mom, two older sisters, a younger brother, and baby sister, and watched my mom struggle working a minimum wage job at 4.25hr to raise five kids, while my father lived elsewhere and came around occasionally. My mom would eventually re-marry, and that would be the beginning of our end.
I would go to live my father while my mother took the youngest two and her new husband to another state. My two older sisters were already there. From about the age of 11 to 17, I don’t remember much. I remember spending a lot of time alone, watching and waiting, but for what I don’t know.
Despite that, I excelled in school with little to no effort, I went to college, not a bad one but one I probably would not have had picked if I had known any better, worked, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts; Major Sociology, minor African American Studies.
I would eventually move out of Kentucky, the only place I had known essentially as home for about 13 years, to the east coast, Virginia. Everything would change once again.
I would bare two children only to bury them, to later bare two more, with much complication. My eldest reminds everyday of who I was while my last pregnancy no only birthed me now, but gave life to the bright ideal for me to go back to school. I graduated with MSW in 2013, three and half years later my LCSW.
All the time in between, relationships and my faith journey, has shaped me into who I am and whom I will be. These experiences have influenced my perspective and reshaped it over and over again. I will pull from these experience as they serve as the inspiration of many of my works. My writings are just that, mine. Taken from what I’ve encountered, learned, socially and intellectually, and how interpret the world I live in. Take this journey with me and we’ll find out together who I am and maybe who you are, as for now, you can call be Trouble!