Where do I begin? My name is Jamie Malone. I was previously known as Jamie Hale but then in August of 2009, this handsome young man named Casey married me and claimed me as his. We have a son together, David, who is possible the greatest person to ever exist. He is the center of my universe, not because everything revolves around him, but because without him nothing else in my life would work. He is an inexhaustible source of joy for me, with just a sprinkling of frustration in there to keep things interesting.
It is because of David that I am finally attending a University. Finding out that I was pregnant made me realize that I wanted my child to see me as more than a dry cleaning attendant. I wanted him to know that life is what you make of it, and it was time for me to start making something of my own. So while on maternity leave I started taking classes online and have since completed my AA and now am attending California State University San Marcos as a writing major. Writing, the only thing I have ever been good at, the only thing that has come naturally to me, the thing I have always been afraid of pursuing.
And here I am pursuing it. Maybe it’s because at 30, I am less afraid of trying and failing and more afraid at not trying at all. Maybe because it is time to stop all the daydreaming and start actually doing. Or maybe it is because it makes me happy, that it satisfies a part of me that nothing else does,that everyday and that I write is a day that I feel like I am doing what I am meant to do.
So that’s me. I’m sure there is more and there will be more to come, but that’s the gist of it. I hope you enjoy what you find here.