I'm obsessed with writing. I'm obsessed with words. I used to write short stories, but after my mom died around 4 yrs. ago I quit writing them. Besides I'm my own worst critic. I read a lot and think everybody that writes books are way better than I am. Poetry I have a love/hate relationship with. Everything I write in my poems come from deep within me - very personal and I think beautiful. However it's a step beneath writing short stories or writing a book. I've written journals for over thirty years. They're very private and very valuable to me. In other words if I were in any kind of natural or unnatural disaster, my journals (my family, and my cats) would definitely be worth me dying to protect. They are the only thing I have of value and they are my legacy to my children. My poems too. They're all boxed up and ready to go in case of a hurricane or a tornado - I live in Florida.