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I have always, always hated talking about myself. While I was interviewing for my current job I found it was SO difficult to say how wonderful I was, and how awesome of I fit I would be for the company. Needless to say as you can see from above they hired me. I have never been happier and more content with my life than I am right now. My one issue is still being worked on, but I realize it isn’t something that is going to happen overnight.

The basics. My name is Cindy and I’m 24, living in a town about 5 miles outside of Boston. I also work in the same town- working in enrollment and premium billing for a health insurance company. I’m still in college, finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management at Northeastern University. I have a wonderful boyfriend, Steven that I met through eHarmony. He’s my rock, and an amazing person. Ok, I’m done with the mushy stuff.

I have always enjoyed writing all throughout school, and still do to this day. I’ve always wanted to write a book about my life up until this point- wanting to show that there is in fact a happily ever after. What would the book be about? Well, to sum it up in short when I was 12 my parents got divorced. But it was more than that. My father had left my my mom for a woman he had never met who lived in Australia. I have not spoken to him in 10 years. Living with my mom was an everyday struggle, and she’s still the major issue in my life. We’ve never had a typical mother-daughter relationship, and I believe its because of how her parents raised her. She did not even attend her own mother’s funeral 6 years ago. Ten years ago she shut out her entire family for no reason, and refused to talk about why she did so. Recently within the last few months I have reconnected with my family, and just got back from seeing them this past weekend. A lot of questions about my mom, and my family are still unanswered but some things may never be answered. My book would talk about the struggle of finding your own place in the world, your own identity and the relationships with the people around you. A memoir I suppose you could call it. Would it ever sell any books? Probably not but I want to still write it anyway to show what I can do, and I believe it can help with the healing process.

I revealed a lot about my life in just a few paragraphs but I am so excited to be joining in this competition and I look forward to reading everyone else’s writing!

Date: 2009-10-14 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormkitty.livejournal.com
You should write it! I bet it would end up helping a lot of people who have strained relationships with family and how you can rise above the problems that surround you. I look forward to reading more from you this season!

Date: 2009-10-14 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] islandman.livejournal.com
It's always nice to know that things can get better even after several hardships.

Look forward to reading your entries this season!

Date: 2009-10-14 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imafarmgirl.livejournal.com
I'm glad to hear eharmony works for some. That is cool.

Sounds like your family needs a lot of healing. I hope that can happen. Mine is similar in some ways.

Date: 2009-10-14 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baxaphobia.livejournal.com
Northeastern is a great school. I love Boston but don't get there nearly enough! Good luck and have fun!

Date: 2009-10-14 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookie-chef.livejournal.com
What a very thoughtful entry. How courageous to share such a personal story.

Date: 2009-10-14 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boxsofrain.livejournal.com
I like how you "teased" us in the first paragraph saying how you have one issue. I think it makes the reader want to keep going. On that note, stay strong. Good luck in this competition.

PS: I met my boyfriend on a dating site too!

Date: 2009-10-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlovefl2003.livejournal.com
I am glad to hear from you again and see your post. Perhaps in the past I haven't seen them because I was unfriended?

Date: 2009-10-15 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eternalflame4.livejournal.com
Hi Jen! Long time no talk!

I checked my "friends" this morning and we're still mutual friends! I really haven't posted at all lately so thats why you haven't seen anything from me. Hope all is well! :)

Cindy

Date: 2009-10-15 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlovefl2003.livejournal.com
Hey girlie. I guess I should have done that first as well. You must have not been posting much. Well I am glad to see you posting again. I missed ya! Things are well. Thanks.

Date: 2009-10-14 09:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowwolf13
Write it! I bet it'd be interesting.

Best of luck this season. :)

Date: 2009-10-14 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joeymichaels.livejournal.com
I sometimes think that if I published everything I've written on LJ in the order that the events happened (as opposed to the order in which I wrote them), I'd actually have about 60% of an autobiography. This is somewhat disturbing to me. Hmm.

Date: 2009-10-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] norda.livejournal.com
Blood-kin can sometimes do very, very weird things.

Date: 2009-10-14 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordrexfear.livejournal.com
The reasons behind your father leaving can be a great story in itself, even if you don't know the details... make em up. I mean... the best memoirs are the ones that sell the world the writer wants us to know.

Date: 2009-10-15 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dingdongdead.livejournal.com
i live outside boston and went to northeastern too!

Date: 2009-10-15 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teaberryblue.livejournal.com
Hi, Cindy! It's nice to meet you. Good luck with the competition and with your book! I think that is a great idea.

Date: 2009-10-15 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheshire23.livejournal.com
I'm looking forward to more from you as well. Good luck!

Date: 2009-10-15 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenandbronze.livejournal.com
I have had hordes of people tell me I should write a book about my life, as mine is so unique and so different than other people's lives, but I don't think so, although I did start one in elementary school, it would desperately require a major overhaul! LOL!

I look forward to reading more entries from you!

Date: 2009-10-17 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] majesticarky.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about your mom : (... and your dad too. I hope you can heal from all that. The memoir sounds like a great way to do it.

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