Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 14, 2016 16:38:27 GMT
Sometimes I do not refer to myself as a writer, but as a translator. I have always enjoyed making something complicated very simple to understand. I just wish I could translator for the younger generation, but I am a slave to era in which I was taught to write. My vocabulary,punctuation, choice of words, etc. etc. are from 1953 when I started Kindergarten. (By the way I am related by name to the woman who brought the Kindergarten system to America. It means "children's garden." According to the genealogists all the Peabody's are related to two brothers who came from England is the 1620's.)
Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 14, 2016 16:40:02 GMT
I always loved to write. I used to beg my sister to play school when we were children. Kind of like that movie "The Little Big Shots," on TV. My partner also knew what he was meant to be. We do not know why people know their calling early and others are always in search of it or find it late in life. This is either circumstances of God's plan. You are loved . . . Susan Peabody
Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 14, 2016 16:49:24 GMT
Writers want an audience if they are brave enough to acknowledge it. We also worry about our humilty. I leave this up to God at this point in my life. What sums up my career is the expression from the movie Field of Dreams . . . “Build it and They Will Come.”
Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 14, 2016 16:52:16 GMT
We have evolved from writing to preserving data, so this is going to be time consuming. I have chosen to put the data in two formats: word processing and html codes on my message board. This will make it easier when God tells me what he wants me to do with it.
Why do I write about recovery? I write because I love to teach. I only wish the woman I am today could reach back in time and teach the young woman I was. I would try to help her see what is so clear to me now. That change is important. That there is nothing to be afraid of. That dreams come true if we change: That it is never too late to change, and the sooner we get started, the easier it is to adjust to the changes we make. Most of all, that we are not alone as we make these changes. There are what Joseph Campbell calls “invisible hands,” which come to our aid when we are ready to change
The following e-mail came to me on October 20, 2003. It was addressed to my publisher. Writers can wait a lifetime to hear something like this.
"I thought you might like to hear a quick story about your online article, "Would You Like to Get Well?" by Susan Peabody.
I have a 57-year-old friend who has spent her whole adult life fighting schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and numerous physical problems. This summer she was going downhill so fast both physically and emotionally we feared we would have to put her in managed care. She has a high IQ and has her degree in psychology but neither her education or her therapists or psychiatrists could help her.
I gave her a copy of the article. She read it and realized she was afraid to get well. She spent some time thinking about it and decided she had nothing to lose. She made the decision to get well and has made such amazing progress none of her therapists or doctors can believe it.
The story is too long to tell here but I wanted you and Susan to know what an impact her article made and how instrumental it was in Janet's decision to change her life and get well. She has begun attending Vallejo Drive Church and wants to become a member. She wants to go back to school and become a hospital chaplain. Thanks to you and Susan for helping to save her life."