What could make a person become a poet? It wasn’t my
first idea, originally I wanted to be an archeologist
specializing in Egyptology when I was in middle school I
I could about the culture the history and even how to
read hieroglyphs but for all my studies and hard work
fate had a twist to throw into my well planned life, I
developed seizures at the age of 14 which got worse when
I turned 15.
I was shaken to the core when my doctor said that I
would have to change my dream because my medication
would be unavailable where I wanted to attend college
in three years. I started going to the school library and
reading Edgar Allen Poe and all mythologies that I could
get my hands on.
Even after all my seizures I can still remember my love for
myth and legends even if the rest should come back in
pieces like a puzzle. I took a creative writing course in
high school and that is when I found that I have a true
spark for writing poetry. watched many friends graduate
including my high school sweetheart but I kept working
for my diploma until I received it in 2004. Now though
my seizures are not controlled and none of my doctors
know what causes them I write to keep the worries at bay
and because I love to write.
If you are going through the same thing or just a health
issue that you don’t know how to cope with you just need
to focus and remember even the small dreams come true
if you help them.