Part of this whole self promotion deal is doing author interviews and blog tours. Which I actually find to be a lot of fun. I enjoy answering questions about myself, about my work. I’m proud of me. I’m proud of the things I’ve accomplished. And I want that to show. I want my readers to know that what I say in these interviews, is really and truly me. That being said…I apologize? The question mark at the end of that statement is because I really can’t tell if I should be apologizing for being honest about myself and my experiences.
This was a text conversation with one of my favs after I sent her a link to the interview I did for SSLY blog. SSLY is run by two of my fellow boroughs authors and they were nice enough to do a guest spot with me. I answered all their questions honestly and with a lot of laughter in my heart. The day after I sent it…I started wondering; what would my dad think? or my husband or my grandpa? Would they be disappointed in the anicdotes I shared? And that got me thinking even more; am I ashamed of my past?
The answer is no. Now, let me explain. I was a sheltered kid growing up. I had a good childhood surrounded by people who loved me. And when I say surrounded by, I mean smothered. (I say that with so much love in my heart) So, when I went to college, I was like a caged bird that was finally free. I lived it up. I drank and danced and uh, “dated”. I spent more time floating 101 to Don’s than I did in class. Skipped out on work to party at the pool. And we pretty much lived at Rocky’s (it was a bar) from Thursday to early Sunday morning. The friends I made during that time of my life, are still some of my very best friends to this day. I had great times, and I had some really horrible times. There are certain experiences I had that…make me cringe when I look back on them.
(My standards were actually pretty on point but you catch my drift) And I’m sure there are certain events that I really could have done without. But it’s hard to really regret anything. Because it’s all brought me here. And here is a spectacular place. Blessed is the broken road. I met a wonderful man, who I fell in love with almost instantly. I have an amazingly smart and beautiful little girl, who keeps me on my toes. I have the best friends a girl could ever ask for. And I’m a published author, which has always been a dream of mine. My super intelligent friend Raine is right. I have the life experience it takes to write about love and lust and the difference between the two. And I have my past to thank for that.
And for those of you who are curious about the “annicdote” here is the link to the SSLY interview. Like, 98% of it is G rated.
SSLY author interview!
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