This . . . Is About Life

Book II: Fulfill Your Dreams

by Randi Owens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/5/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781480865747
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781480865754

About the Book

The poems in this book were written over a period of 21 years between 1974 and 1995. They were written when I was focused on venturing into life as an adult and continuing forward into the birth of my four children. My family, writing and poetry proved to be a valuable lifeline when I believed I would be alone and needed to forge my path in life if I were to succeed.

Poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and life's excess stress. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters.

Though the poems, I learned that it was okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry... and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross what's real with what's fantasy... if only just for that moment in time.

About the Author

Writing began as a form of escape for Randi from her world of reality, allowing for self expression while living in a foster home with biological siblings and several other foster children. Some poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction on occasion. She joined the USAF upon graduation from high school, where she remained for 5 years receiving an Honorable discharge once her commitment was complete.

She received an Associates degree from Anchorage Community College, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a Certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. Her professional career consisted of working as a Youth at Risk Program Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor among others. Her chosen careers permitted her access to another of her passions in addition to writing and poetry, that of offering care and service to individuals in need of therapeutic intervention. Randi has lived in Alaska for over 27 years with her husband of over 40 years and their 6 adult children and grandchildren.