and-sh!t-section-header TW13

Opening Chapter to My Autobiography

To aid me in learning the art of blogging, I have been exploring some of the writing challenges that WordPress offers. The Daily Prompts in particular have stirred the imaginative juices, but I’ve had to be realistic about how frequently I can write because I never know what state my body will be in on a daily basis. Instead, I have decided to have a go at some of them anyway and then post them on the site to get feedback about the work I produce. After all, there are a plethora of people out there who have been blogging for longer and I hope to use the thoughts, comments and feedback to help me develop my skills in this area.

And so without further ado, I present my first attempt. This is the Opening Chapter to My Autobiography.

 

 

Turning 30 was an amazing experience for me!

Firstly, because I could never envision it in my adolescent daydreaming. And secondly, because by the time I had reached that age, I had made myself into the kind of person I wanted to be.

But to know me, to truly understand how I came to be the person I am, you will need to look further back.

I was born to African parents in Ghana, West Africa.

I was born –
At home;
Female;
And with grey hair (A fact which would be a delight to me throughout my existence).

I was born the eldest of the three children that my parents would have together.

And I was born to two people whose past and future selves would require separate, full recordings in their own right.
Yes, I come from that kind of legacy.

I was born; which I consider to be a miracle in its own right.

And I have lived: which has been another miracle in the making.

These few pages that follow, are the truest recording I am able to make of what has happened to me during the thirty-eight years I have walked on this planet.

I don’t care whether you believe what is written here, or not.

I don’t really care whether you like what you read here, or not.

I make no apologies.

This is my story: all that I have seen, all that I have done and all that I have experienced.

All I ask is for a little of your time: as I present the story of the girl with skin the colour of earth; who would live a life beyond what the statistics would suggest.

Listen …
 
 

Related Posts

 
 

ugly shoes SPREAD THE WORD
If you liked this post, I mean really liked this post, why not tell your friends? You could also subscribe while you’re at it. You know, so you don’t miss anything.

AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

6 thoughts on “Opening Chapter to My Autobiography

  1. Leaves me longing to read more. I know you. However I want to learn about you. Your life, your buried thoughts. Your dreams. Not how everyone else hears them, but how you tell them.

    love as always

Then YOU Said...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s