I used the background of my life, my upbringing and my family life, (in which could be a whole book right there)! to begin the journey of my poetic and powerful writings. The interesting people I have encountered, their journey's and life-styles have helped me to learn and enjoy powerful emotions of my own. I can see and really feel emotions clearly through people and their stories, though for my own personally feelings I have trouble talking about so I have to write. Maybe writing comes easier for me to express myself and my thoughts!
I led a unusual and traumatic childhood that has taught me a lot about behaviors and circumstances. Many of the behaviors were unwarranted and not limited to childhood but also adult behaviors. Some people might take the behaviors and circumstances and subject them as that as their own lifestyle or excuses for their lifestyle, but I chose to use them in a positive way and to grow into a positive person.
Writing is a growing and a learning endeavor. It is a challenge and an reward all rolled up into the biggest prize that can be allotted! Total self achievement!