I am retired after completing two careers – one in chemical engineering and then a second in team-building/organizational development. I felt passionate about both careers, loved doing both while making a living for myself and my family, often wondering how someone could get paid to have so much fun. I was quite successful in both careers with plenty of accomplishments I can look back on with pride. And my family had food to eat and a warm place to sleep during our Michigan winters – life was kind.
Throughout all this, though, I always wanted to write but, with a family to support – three sons – I never felt it was practical to attempt writing as a career. Still, I did get a few articles and short stories published along the way – and now, in retirement, I have written a book – a memoir about this amazing woman who, luckily for me, choose me for her husband.
When she died in 2008, I thought, the world needs to know her story. The origin of the book came out of my adoration for her and the way she lived her life. So, I titled the book, Dianna’s Way. The book was published in 2012.
I love writing – it is how I discover what I feel and think, how I sort out what life means to me . . . and there is another book buried in there.
So, why not share my writing with others? Why not create a blog and see what happens? If nothing else, it will be an online diary, a discipline to keep me writing, read only by me.
~ John Catanacci
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