In writing my memoir, I have come across many who say, "How can you seriously think your readers will believe you've remembered details of a past that existed 25 years ago"? The answer is simple, and I can now say I have enough experience to respond honestly (I've been at this for 2 1/2 years). The cobwebs are dusted off as I read old letters, court records, notes, college papers (all written in this regard), and hold interviews with family and friends. I regularly face my fears through the use of all my senses. Like this cartoon, the details have unfolded before my eyes as if it all took place yesterday (do you remember this?) ...Especially when the memory is traumatic and repression is removed, the revelation is astounding.
I've enjoyed working on my memoir and have learned and healed from it. I hope you will continue to follow along as I post further installments...another coming your way shortly.