This week we’re writing about what life events shaped us into who we are.
1. Being an only child.
Being an ‚only‘ child gave me much time to use my imagination and play alone. I had an imaginary friend for years! It also made me self-reliant, independent, and a bit of a loner.
2. Not having a childminder.
I was further schooled in the art of self-reliance by being left alone in the house during the school holidays from the age of 9 while both my parents worked. At times I also had to look after my 5 year old cousin.
3. Winning an inter-schools‘ story competition at age 11.
This win and the coveted certificate that came with it gave me the encouragement to write more stories. I’m still writing them 48 years later!
4. Early death of father at only 49.
I had to grow up quickly aged only 19 and be the supportive…
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