I used to think that my life story was so outrageous and absurd that people would clamor to Barnes and Noble to pick up a hardcover copy of my memoir. I even wrote a manuscript and sent query letters out to thirty agents. Two of them actually wrote me very nice letters with lots of advice. I considered this a success.
The idea for a memoir wasn’t totally due to self-absorption. I have always believed that if I would have met someone earlier in my life, who had gone through the same sort of darkness, and had come out on the other side, intact no less, I may not have spent so much time in that terrible place. Maybe I wouldn’t have spent twenty years of my life battling my way back to emotional freedom.
Maybe, just maybe, I could have done it in, say, three!
I’m a psychotherapist now, and I work with adolescents and children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned. When I hear their stories, I don’t think mine is all that, well…bad. But hey…on the off chance there’s someone out there who needs a little hope…I’m your gal. There’s not a whole lot of experiences out there I haven’t had. Of course, I like to say, it’s not over ’till it’s over. But I’m ready for anything…
Oh, and you can find me over at my professional website at www.lindahoenigsberg.com
And TWEET me @LHoenigsberg
-Linda Lochridge Hoenigsberg
It’s never too late to become what you might have been.