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.