Why I Became A

I am a 48-year-old woman with nothing more than a high school diploma and two years of college under my belt. During my short college experience, I took a creative writing class and received a D+ from my professor. I never considered myself a writer, nor had I given it much thought until I experienced a personal hardship. I escaped the pain by burying myself into something creative instead of crying all day.

I told myself, ‘Just get to 60,000 words and then you can say you’ve written a book.’ Initially, I began writing as therapy but soon discovered; I loved it. An alternate universe exists? Inside MY head? Why had I not seen this before? 

My husband, daughter, and sister advised me that I should create a blog, so that’s what I did. I believe the key to life is trusting your heart and following your dreams, no matter how big or small they are. No one knows what treasures lie deep within unless you’re willing to travel into unknown territory to uncover those hidden gems. For me, that is the case. I have a true passion for writing. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my thoughts with others. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I loved writing them.
I do have a book series that will come out soon. I will post a few chapters before it is published so my readers can have the first look.

PLUS: If you see any spelling errors or major grammatical mishaps, please point them out so I can fix them. My editing team is very small. Thanks again for your support.

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The Story Behind Our Movie

My daughter loves to film (anything and everything) –and since age 9, she’s made a lot of movies with her silly brothers and amazing (good-sport) cousins. So you can imagine how much film she has acquired over the years. We’re talking terabytes

My husband and I try not to interfere with our children’s creative efforts. We give them pretty-much?free reign, and when our youngest graduated from high school, this is how our daughter honored Bryce by bringing all those years/moments/memories/movies… together.

All that time – or specifically arranged clips – were turned into an hour and a half feature-length film in celebration of Bryce’s 18 years of life. We shared that wonderful evening with our family and friends at the Ross Ragland Theater with Maddy’s Bryce-Movie playing on the big screen. Later, Maddy separated her movie into sections so it could be viewed on youtube. 

Since this is already a public video on youtube, I thought I would share it. By allowing people to see this, I hope others will realize how important it is to capture your children on film, because before you know it, they will be grown, and sadly, some move away.

If you take the time NOW to film your family (as is), you can capture those precious memories forever. Then, you’ll get another chance to see them grow up right before your eyes. And years later, when you look back on those images, they will become priceless.

Nothing else will ever be more valuable than watching your precious, “little ones” laughing, playing games, and being who they are, at that age, at that exact moment in time. 

Something I tell my daughter all the time is… “Thank you, Maddy. Thank you so freaking much for having a passion for film.” Otherwise, with my failing memories, and my husbands Gliosarcoma stage 4 brain tumor, we wouldn’t have these great memories to revisit.

I hope this video will make you laugh as much as it did us. To me, this is just another accomplishment to add to Maddy’s ever-grown great-list.

I love you so much, Sweetheart. And again, THANK YOU!!!

 Beverley Miles


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