I asked Inspired Mic presenters to send me a little something about themselves and what they write. I gave them free reign to pick and choose material about themselves that would be informative and promotional. As The Inspired Mic grows, potential audience participants would like to know something about those who steel their nerves and get up in front of a live audience to present their creativity. In the following days leading up to the October 21st event, each of the October readers who send me their info will be In the Spotlight:
Cyndi was born in Indiana. This true Midwestern gal left the cornfields and cold weather behind when she moved to Ormond Beach, Florida a little over 18 months ago. This was a major step in following her dreams and the desire to live her life full throttle, facing fear and overcoming perceived challenges. She brought with her the desire to write more and to seek out other storytellers or mentors. When she happened upon the Florida Writers Group in Palm Coast, she knew she had hit pay dirt.
Since Cyndi was a small child she loved a good story. The typical phrase of “Mommy tell me about when I was a baby”, or “Mommy tell me about when you were a little girl” were often heard. The stories regaled were sometimes funny, sometimes lessons, and sometimes sad, but always entertaining and intriguing. When she was a teen she devoured books, especially books with strong characters and stirring plots. Reading books like Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte, she uncovered a world of imagination that she could lose herself in for hours. Along the way she also discovered the diverse opportunity to read both for entertainment and knowledge. If she was interested in a subject she would research and read all she could about it. The love affair with books was in full swing. Libraries and old book stores are still some of her favorite places.
As a young adult she became interested in learning more about the human condition through philosophical, religious and the anthropomorphic nature of mythology. Throw in a marriage/divorce, some kids, moving several times, with various vocations along the way of her life and out pours the writing. What began as journaling has developed into an interesting trail mix of philosophy and spiritual journalism, with a cup or two of fantasy and imagination thrown in for good measure.
She had found the cathartic nature of writing out her thoughts, questions, and passions about life. After all, we all have a story. She knew others likely had the same doubts, concerns, triumphs, and tragedies that pepper our life paths. Blogging was her way of saying “me too”.
Cyndi has an appetite for adventure and challenging herself. In a conscious effort to taste life fully, she has developed a love for various activities. She is an avid motorcyclist, registered yoga instructor, loves to dance (belly dance, modern and swing), second degree Reiki practitioner, and a tai chi instructor.
Currently, Cyndi is working on a work of fiction and a Cycle Yoga book as well. As a writer, she believes our life path is determined more by the stories we tell and believe than our circumstances. Her aim is to inspire and motivate not only herself, but hopefully inspire others to achieve their best life. Read more at her blog Cyndi-Rose.com.