Thanks for writing back to me, Lee.
Allan Ishac

You are so right. There is no time to waste. Last night I was up all night thinking. I just found out I got accepted to grad school, a dream come true for me. So of course I couldn’t sleep. I’ve been thinking about what I want to write. And there’s so much. I’ve been reading over my old journal and being amazed at how carefree I was in my writing. Maybe it was easier when my name and photo were anonymous rather than out there for the world to see. But I want to put myself out there. I’ve come a long way in the world from a homeless junkie to a single mom, soon-to-be grad student. My 20 year old self wouldn’t believe it. She’d tell you you’re nuts. I’m not exactly in the best place on earth today. I just recently completed my third stint in rehab. But I’m in a much better place than I was even a year ago. Every day gets better. And I do have a lot to write about. Of course I do. I have enough to fill books. Not just a book, several books! What mostly kept me up last night — and prevented me from posting — is deciding on what to write first. Should I write about my addiction? About being homeless? About getting arrested or my time(s) in rehab? Or maybe something else entirely. I know the longer I put it off, the harder it will be. So I’m making the decision right here, right now to do it today. No better time than now. I’m going to treat myself to a bubble bath and just write whatever feels right (I find I do my best writing in the tub hehe). 😁

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