Hi there, it’s nice to meet you.
I’m Alicen (Al-i-sin), not Allie, Ali, Al or any other variant of Alicen. Just Alicen.
I hate talking about myself but here’s a short bio…
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1985 with Spina Bifida. My mother had no clue I would be disabled when I was born.
My first 21 years were spent in Louisiana. I hated almost everything about it. I’m not really a negative person, but there were things that happened to me that no kid should ever have to experience or hear.
When I was 21, I moved to Dallas by no choice of my own. I’ve been here ever since. I don’t think of Dallas as home and I never will. As screwed up as Louisiana was it will always be my home and I’ll always have a place in my heart for it.
Last year I started this blog with the intention of opening my own editing business and doing book reviews for independent authors. All of that came to a stand still at the end of the year when my life came to a screeching halt. I was diagnosed with a brain condition that there is no cure for. Three months after that I had brain surgery. My life will never be the same.
I’ve been in Dallas 8 years now. My life is nothing like it used to be and I know it’ll never be as simple as it was again. Some might say my life is in pieces, I say those pieces will find their place again eventually.
For now I am figuring out just what my new normal is. I’m still writing my books (one is a YA fiction, the other an autobiography). I revamped my blog because writing is my love and I’ve really missed not being able to do it. I’m going to make my site about my life, my books, some reviews and just whatever I feel like posting about. As the title says, this site is just me….just Alicen…
Thank you for taking this journey with me and remember “Giving Up Is Not An Option”.