I’m going to keep this really simple (I think…)! My name is Helen
Espinosa Vahdati. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and I currently reside in a suburb just outside the city. I have three beautiful children, Adelle, Jaxon, and Andru. I was going to include their age, but that will continue to change, so I will just say they are older – my youngest is pretty close to entering those teenage years that everyone seems to dread but I’ve actually enjoyed. I include them because I have a lot to say about being a mom and will most likely feature them quite a bit.
I have always loved to write, but it isn’t something I ever did consistently. There was a time in my life I thought I would be a singer, but everything was sort of pushed aside when I had Adelle at the age of 20, which is really only the excuse I used for quite a while not to pursue my talents and do the things I love. I came late to the blogosphere, only starting the follow process about a year ago. It was through reading blogs that I started to feel my dormant writer come to life again.
My blog is about my life as a Mom of three not-so-young children, running, writing and really anything else I feel passionate about. I am also doing several flash fiction challenges on a weekly basis, which has been amazingly fun and is helping me grow as a writer and be more confidant. Every time I think I can’t write something – a particular voice, style, theme, or whatever – I have been able to produce something (so far). I am also enjoying the writer community – like-minded folks just plugging away at a computer spitting out words.
I want to thank the few people in my life who support and love me through this process and for really pushing me into doing this. I’m not sure I would have ever made it past my own self-doubt without your voices telling me I was good enough.
I hope you enjoy reading what I write as much as I enjoy writing it.