From Failure to Finding That Creative Writer Inside of Me

I just love reading your blogs, Old Fella; it is good to get to know you a bit better, and you are an awesome writer!


I have never thought of myself as a writer. During high school I had the darkest period of my life with the death of my dad when I was 15. I was grieving from my loss, and to make matters worse, my 17 year old brother and I tried our best to keep our 300 acre farm going without our dad.  At the same time we were trying to get through high school.  The only time I had to study and work on assignments was from when school ended at 3:15 until 4:00 when I loaded the bus. I tried to study the 30 minutes each way on the bus, but felt sick, and used that time to catch up on needed sleep. A lot on the shoulders of a 15 year old, and needless to say, my grades plummeted, failing 4 subjects in one year alone. Most teachers were…

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