There are a lot of times in life that you have the opportunity to take a total negative and flip it upside down, and turn it into a positive.
This happened in my life when I was Fourteen.
It was autumn 2004 and I had just started back at school when I found out that my father was cheating on my mother Shortly after I found that my father was cheating was when he came clean to my mother, and moved out to be with his girlfriend.
What a way to begin a new school year huh?
My father was gone for a month when he decided that he wanted to give the relationship between himself and my mother another try, so he moved back in. But little did my mother and I know after my father moved back in he continued seeing his girlfriend behind my mother’s back. So as you can imagine there was quite a bit of drama and a lot of fighting going on for several months.
In April 2005 my mother finally had enough so she and I moved into a townhouse on the other side of town; while my father enjoyed being a bachelor.
In May 2005 my head was spinning from trying to process the past several months of my father cheating, and now living with only one parent. I needed a way to let my frustrations out; although I had absolutely no idea how I was going to do it.
June 2005 was when a started Jenny Mac and while I was writing the book I was able to get all of the anger, confusion and my frustrations towards my father, and this new lifestyle. My writing gave me something else as well, writing gave me a way to release everything that bothers me, and a way to let go.
It also made me look at writing as not only a release, but also a career.
When I first started writing Jenny I just did it for fun, but by the time I finished writing the story in the beginning I knew that this was going to be the start of an amazing journey, and an amazing career one day.
I owe it all to my parents splitting up because without them splitting up I would’ve never become a writer.
So if you have something that’s a total negative in your life and you think that there’s no way to make it better; just wait and see you never know how your negative can transform into a positive.