Week #2 (Discussion)

Writing has always been something that just comes natural to me. I do not really have a certain method, or technique to get started. I tend to just sit at my computer and start letting my mind and imagination take me where it wants to go. In fact, most times I do not even realize what I am writing about until I take a second and look up to see words flowing off the pages like little ink doves. It is almost like some entity takes over to brain dump and the rest of me naps until the work is finished. I think I have a little spark in my brain that kicks on, goes into overdrive, and takes over my sight and fingers, not too shabby considering my work tends to be inspiring and fundamentally hilarious at times.

I am certain that my brobdingnagian personality must play a big role in my writing, just as well as my adventurous lifestyle and experiences from traveling around the world. Without these things, I think it would perhaps be much harder to be creative. Without experiences, my writing would be stifled.

I assume that it is always easier to have a certain topic to get my brain started. Though writing has always been one of my most favorite things to do. Fantasy stories, or even real, yet unbelievable stories are my specialty.

Sit me in a room, hand me a tall glass of wine and let’s get started!

 

 

The Creator in Me

My name is the non-infamous Nichol Montgomery, but I usually go by Pare, a nickname acquired over the years, for what reason? I am still pondering that myself. I am a 28-year-old mother of 8 wild and crazy children and 36 tame helpful animals, or did I get that mixed up? Nah, that would be too easy. I personally have 2 children of my own, 2 adopted, and 4 are my husband’s from a previous marriage. That’s a lot of kids! I know, I take care of them all.

So here is the scoop, we own a 22-acre farm together in the middle of nowhere land, or I like to call my own Narnia home away from Rome, in the woods, surrounded by wolves, with a huge beast that lives in a castle, or maybe that last part I’m getting that from something I read, or perhaps the beast is my husband? None the less amazing, secluded and way off the grid, OK not way far but far enough to have to pay $500 a month for internet, far!

If you haven’t already picked up this little tiny detail, I am an outgoing, eccentric, “please save me from this weird person”, person. I am always looking for new adventures in and out of my mindscape. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, shooting, hunting, swimming, snowboarding, off-roading, pretty much anything you think a 16-year-old boy born in the 70’s would enjoy, or maybe its 14? I enjoy the activities that most people would be fearful of trying. My only real fear is butterflies anyway. Yes! I know, it’s weird, butterflies! I can ride a bull, skydive, swim with sharks, eat weird disgusting foods but my biggest fear is that winged Satan spawn of death! No thank you!

This is a trip, like no really, like an actual trip because my husband and I like to travel. We recently got back from a 7-day fishing trip in Seward, Alaska. I caught the first fish! A 15lb silver and made the guys jealous, of course I should have just lied about that and said it was like 98lbs or something. I always forget to lie, but I’m great at story telling! So anyway, back to liking to travel. We had our first trip together abroad in 2013, a backpack adventure, Yay! We went from London to Rome, we accomplished it in about 3 weeks. That was more intense that I had ever expected, but I told him we need to keep on traveling! So, what did he do in that response you ask? Hello! purchase an off-road teardrop trailer camper so we can explore more of the U.S. together! We live by the moto “Adventure is out there”. -UP.

I guess it is safe to say that creativity is all around every aspect of my life. I don’t think I would be the weird little girl, yes little, I am only 5 feet tall! Anyway, the little girl that I am without creativity. I feel like the right side of my brain is just uncontrollably intense, and my left side only gets mad when the mess isn’t picked up after the right is done having its fun.

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I have always known that I am a very creative, and eccentric person, without a doubt.

I believe I use my right brain extensively more than my left.  However, a critic barking out from my left side to my right says “ARE YOU SURE THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH! BLAH, THAT IS ALL WRONG!!”. My right tends to hush it with a “Alright, let’s put a little more color there and a dash of vivid.” They come to a compromise, a bit, and I am left with my creation of wonders.

Not every creation is perfect, but with perfection only comes normality and conformity. My reality may be a bit obscured, but I am pleased with my outlandish nature and the creations that come with it, now hush you critic! 

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