February 27, 2010
Hello world! Get ready for L. J. Taylor
My name is L. J. Taylor. This is my very first post on my very first blog, so bear with me.
Who am I do you ask? I am a warrior who fights for a living (a commercial litigation attorney) and has a fighting spirit. I am a poet who can express a wide range of emotions from the most tender to the most militant. I am a novelist and a screenwriter who (I have recently realized) enjoys writing in the suspense genre. I am an avid learner of all sorts of interesting things like cooking, weight loss, achieving better health, dance (from bellydance to argentine tango), and writing (fiction. nonfiction and poetry). I am a busy professional woman who is still struggling to achieve balance between my professional and personal lives. But, first and foremost, I am a woman. I am a daughter, a sister, an avid “Auntie” and a friend.
When I turned forty, I decided to take some time to pursue some personal goals outside of the practice of law. To that end, I quit smoking, lost more than 40 lbs, learned how to cook healthy meals and wrote three novels, a poem and a movie script (all while keeping my “day” job). I struggle every day to find balance between my personal and professional lives, to pursue my dream of publishing novels and to take off the weight that I have carried for most of my adult life.
I started this blog to share my art, some of the lessons I have learned along the way and my journey, with you. I hope that you enjoy the ride.