I had been writing for more than 20 years before I honestly realized 'what' I wanted to say. Consequently, major life experiences have encouraged me to speak through my writing. I am inspired to write by everything: the hues of the sky, sounds, nature, people-watching, emotions, history, science, philosophy, etc. One of my goals is to continue to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves in many facets of life. People have stories they need to tell, stories they want to tell, but may not know how to do that. Words have the power to uplift the soul.