A Little About Me
I am wild. I love telling stories.
I’ve been a waitress, nanny, civil servant and barrister, among other things.
I have lived in many places and countries — born under a wandering star.
Am I a writer? Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Currently on yes.
I have written many pieces of prose and poetry and taken lots of photographs of my beautiful Ireland.
My memoir is part-written.
Many threads of work in progress were stopped in their tracks by active addiction.
Among the many gifts of recovery is retrieving a life and retrieving creativity.
Over the years I’ve appeared in a number of local musicals, always in the chorus.
I was a volunteer during The Troubles, taking children from both sides of the divide on holidays and weekends in Donegal to help bridge perceived differences.
Later, I was a volunteer at a local children’s hospice.
I had an individual method of Irish dancing, which I readily performed at parties but only when influenced by one pint of Guinness too many.
I dance much more elegantly in sobriety and now have the gift of remembering!
And, I have retrieved my dream of writing and pulling all the threads together in the tapestry of my website.
Sometimes, we have more than one mountain to climb.
In 2019 I was diagnosed with Hereditary Amyloidosis (Thr60Ala) which originates from a fifteen-mile stretch of coastline in North West Donegal.
There are a few thousand of us with the condition worldwide where it wandered with the Irish Diaspora.