Special Interests…It seems that is what my obsession with checking out the LA Coroners website is. Now, before you think that I am odd for an obsession with the LA Coroners website, this is actually a result of PTSD from having a heart attack at 40 years old. In my mind, if I can see how others die, I can avoid the same fate? This “special interest” also has me looking into “How can this person’s life have been different?”
I am an English major as well. I enjoy writing fiction, and my other half suggested I write a novel about a person like me and what kind of story could I come up with from it? This made me feel better about my little obsession with the website. I am 47 and do not want to die. I was fortunate I did not die from my heart attack. I was lucky to return to school and obtain my bachelor’s degree in English. I loved the idea of writing a novel about a fictional character like me but not me.
So, as my therapist says, my “special interest,” which I know others will not understand, can be turned into something good for me. An adventure into using my degree and my autism to write my first novel. I am unsure how long it will take to get this done, but it is nice to know I have an outlet to work on my little obsession.
Here is to uncovering more.