Prompt 4, has been around a while, now I’m having a crack.
1. I’m left handed, left handed people are reported to be the creative types, using the opposite side of the brain to right handed people, fact or fiction? I really, really, need to use both sides of my brain equally (don’t know if that’s possible, I’m lazy and not into self help guides).
2. I was born, bred, and raised in Auckland New Zealand, having now spent equal time living on both sides of the ditch. Our home is here in Perth Western Australia (our state is commonly referred to as ‘wait a while’) we created and raised two children here. I do call Australia home, though my heart is still confused.
3. My working life, is as, a trainer and assessor, delivering management training, favourite part of my job is empowering people through learning and in developing organisations.
4. I must have been a decorator in my past life, I have an eye for French/English decorating. I dream of what could have, should have, been.
5. I am the eldest of six, coming from a very, very, dysfunctional, fractured, broken, family, like many of my generation. I’m working on a story.
6. I barely attended school, present only in body, not in mind, due to number 5. I have plenty of barriers that I can’t seem to crack but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to give up. See number 7.
7. I don’t know my times tables, never have, never will. Besides that’s what calculators are for.
8. My working life started at age 14, lied about my age, as you did. You didn’t need ID to prove who you were. The lie still haunts me, to this day can’t tell fibs.
9. I’m learning (failing) creative writing. Blog posts, I think I’ve got, creative writing I don’t. That learning barrier I have, I blame on my brain, having been slammed into a wall a few too many times. Somethings been dislodged. I don’t understand the rules, I hate the rules, I just don’t get it, need to find me a mentor.
10. I had to complete detention in primary school, was escalated from 50 lines, due to my lack of action to 1000 lines. Writing and maths rolled into one. You guessed right, failed that to. Summoned into the headmistresses office, she stood over me. ‘Rae are you going to ever finish these lines?’ So far it had taken me about 8 weeks. Looking up into her kind face, I nodded my head no, she paused, thought for a moment, then dismissed me. What to do?
Next week’s prompt, that’s going to take some research.
A place you would have lived but never visited