This is me
I was just 6 years old sat in the shed at the bottom of our garden when I first discovered what would become my lifelong passion for the written word. Back then the things I wrote about were either small and fluffy and lived in a hutch or they were black and white and lived in a field eating grass all day long. Exciting stuff As I grew so too did my desire to communicate with the great Big World around me. My early poetry won me much acclaim at school, indeed my English teacher sent my work off to a large greeting card company who promptly offered me work, which sadly at the time due to personal circumstances and difficulties I didnít do. Itís hard for me to explain in simple terms but to me my writing has always felt beyond me, itís like my writing was always connected to something more, to something/someone much, much bigger than me. With it I always had (even from being a little girl), and continue to have this unquenchable need, longing, calling to use it to help others who for whatever reason cannot, could not help themselves. I had this tangible ache in my heart, in my soul that wanted to give the voiceless of the world a voice; it was always like Iíd been given that as my mission on my first day on earth.
I always believed that my writingís purpose was to help people to heal, to give solace to the broken-hearted, to be constructive, to play a role in the liberation of those imprisoned either physically, mentally, spiritually or emotionally, to fully assure them that they were not alone, are not alone, that they count, that they are of value. I always believed that it was meant to help teach, to inspire people, to show people how to unleash all the incredible gifts and talents along with their potential and abilities, that I believe each and every one of them possess inside and that our beautiful world so desperately needs.
And so for the past 30+ years I have dedicated my life to the development of and the understanding of, not just my own call to writing , but also to the enjoyment and to the study of varied styles of writing, communication, music, and the benefits and functions they have and they bring to society past and present.
I have written several books, written more poems than I can count and I have written and developed training packages and programmes for people of all ages on a variety of subjects. With the use of all of these things I have worked within many aspects of education (including home education), with all ages and abilities, as well as with a wide variety of charities, community, church, interfaith, groups and statutory bodies.
My studies have been and continue to be as wide and as varied as my work has been, from studying Youth and Community Work with Applied Theology at Chester and Sheffield, to Counselling, Life Coaching, ImL Training, Fresh Expressions/Church Leadership/ Ministry, and lots of thing in between, I can honestly say I enjoy learning almost as much as I enjoy writing. I believe that education is a wonderful gift that doesnít begin and end with school, but rather one that is a vital part of our journey throughout the entirely of life. I also believe that Education is the Absolute Right of All Children the world over.
I genuinely Love people of all ages, I learn so much from them and love helping them to discover the acres of diamonds within. I am incredibly fortunate and very happily married to my bestest friend in the whole wide universe Philip. We have been blessed abundantly with 6 of the most amazing children whose ages range from 34 to 19 and we have four perfect grandchild aged 7, 5, 2 and 7months. We eat nothing with a face, we endeavour to play our part in helping to take care of this wonderful world that has been entrusted to us all and we try desperately not to take ourselves too seriously! And I unashamedly, wholeheartedly, passionately Love and Follow the One, the Only Jesus Christ.
Ok then to sum me up a quick 30 second Elevator Presentation;
I have two great passions in my life communication and helping others to communicate
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Thank You for reading.
God bless you lots, today and every day,
Tracey Odessa Kane