LaTisha G. Carbonell is a writer, nurse and self-professed technophobe (she likes face to face interactions) based in Jacksonville, Florida. She writes about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
The Nosey Nurse
Not every old wives’ tale stands up under a nurses scrutiny. In this series I pick apart a few by investigating and questioning those tales about healthy living.
The Cuban Experience
Describes the first time I met the love of my life just prior to the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba.
To Ducky With Love
A tender collection of letters I wrote to my unborn daughter as she prepared to make her debut on Planet Earth.
All About LaTisha: A Snap Shot
Interest: Healing people in mind, body, and spirit. I am of the belief that all our dreams and desires are within our grasp if only we are willing to work for it. Some of us take longer than others but I don’t believe in categorizing and/or limits.
Location: Jacksonville, FL and sometimes Cuba
Favorite Author/Book: John Irving “A Prayer for Owen Meany”. I pretty much read teen series over the summer and historical romance novels. This book spoke to me on so many levels though on being different than everyone around you. That even the bad things that happen to us have a purpose into shaping our individual journeys.
My Earliest Memory of Wanting to Write: We grew up poor and were not afforded trips or pursuits. My mother though always shared her passion for reading and had a knack for sending us to far off places with a certain inflection in her voice or the rub of her fingers across a page. I learned to read at four and had the first inklings of my literary passions in the Garden City library in West Side Savannah. When my father was murdered this was my solace and I began to weave stories of my own. It got me into the S.E.A.R.C.H. program and I continued Honors writing courses through High School. It truly was my intention to keep it going into journalism but life seemed to get in the way.
Why Is Making Time To Write Important?: Because it is a pursuit that I once felt so passionately about. I have set it aside for nearly 8 years in pursuit of nursing but I feel that I don’t have to and never should have set aside one for the other. My gift for writing has helped me tremendously in my nursing career. Now I would like my life experiences to help me delve deeper into writing.
The First Thing I Think About When I Wake Up: Is today the day?