Before I moved to Key West, I was very aware of the writing community here as well as all the famous authors and poets that lived here. There was this “inner calling” going on inside of me, a yearning, a pull, an attraction that I couldn’t dismiss. My “calling,” life mission, path, road map was placed within me before I was born from my mother’s womb. I came here with the gift to write already in me. When I was put in stimulating situations that helped me remember, the gift came out effortlessly. English class in high school was one. Poetry class offered by Flower Conroy, the current Poet Laurent of Key West was another. In fact, I was born right in Flower’s class and my life has not been the same since. It’s an amazing feeling when you finally step into your destiny!

Today I will not allow fear to stop me from pursing my dream.