I don't know what it is exactly you think will be accomplished by writing things down about myself. But since you asked, let me give you the rundown.
I have an emotionally distant mother and a dead father.
I have had anxiety since I can remember, and have been treated once for depression–although that treatment failed.
Given my need to keep my past hidden, the closer you try to get to me, the more I lie.
I have an annoying habit of saying no to all the right men and yes to all the wrong—recently showcased by my affair with a married man, while distancing myself from the one I'm really in love with.
But knowing me, you will never get the chance to actually read this. Instead, I will numb myself with the contents of a bottle, rip these candid words from the journal, and carry on as if I still recognized the reflection staring back at me in the mirror.
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About the Author
Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, Jennifer married her high school sweetheart. She got a job, which she left college for, and over the course of a few years, she had two beautiful sons.
In December 2019, Jennifer found herself staring down the big 3-0. Having accomplished so much and at the same time, so little, she looked at the life she had made and knew something was missing.
When picking up a pen and putting it to paper, after an almost ten-year hiatus, she quickly fell back in love with the world of writing.
She made a pact with herself to do better with self-care and putting as much effort into her own happiness that she had put into the happiness of others. Doing so gave her space and energy to create and soon share, the characters that had only existed in her mind.
As our world continues to fight the stigma around mental health issues, Jennifer’s book series, Versions of Me, gives a glimpse into the mind of Harper Jones. In book one, The Vice, Harper—a twenty-eight year old woman—is struggling to cope with her past. As the life she has been living starts to crumble around her, she finds herself fighting not only external battles, but internal ones as well. The battles that she faces drive her motivation behind everything she does. They drive her need to drink, her need to be loved—her need to be the woman she once was.