Hello! My name is Torri. I heard about this marathon from my sister Meka. She will also be participating in it this year. I discovered my love of words after losing my voice. After years of feeling like I had no one to talk comfortably with I turned to paper. I have learned since then to appreciate myself, the way that I think and to trust that my words will never fail me. I hope to be a published writer someday because I want others to read and feel my gift. I spend most of my time doing things that I have to do, and not enough of my time doing things I want to do. If I could invest 8 hours a day to writing, I would feel most peaceful. I am taking part of this wonderful opportunity to encourage and inspire me. There is no such thing as too much practice when you are investing in what you love and enjoy. I am looking forward to June 13th!