But for such a long time, I ignored those voices in my head that were clamoring to be free. I went on with my life, worked in a stable career, and although I continued to write my stories, I didn’t do much more to get them published. However, I do have the distinction of being published in three books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series: ‘Chicken Soup for the African Americans Woman’s Soul’, ‘Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover’s Soul’ and ‘Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul’. That was an exciting time for me. Now years later, it is time for me to share my stories with others. I am grateful for the support of my family and friends who have encouraged me every step of the way.