I want to get better
Me. Charmaine Barber. Age 56. I am not a shallow person and can be over-sensitive or go the other way and am hurtful without realising. Life is a challenge and art takes very little place in my life at the moment. I want it to have more place but I’m self-employed and sell Polish pottery instead.
I grew up in a caravan and then in a children’s home and then was left to my own devices. I tried to commit suicide. Not what I wanted or needed in my life. Several other things happened to me which I won’t go into detail about as they affect other people in my life. Then I managed to stop crying after 20 years and started to get my life straight after an extremely hard episode.
I have taken on the challenge of running a half marathon for the first time in my life. I am doing it for a friend who died of motor neurone disease in 2015, she was only in her mid forties. I’ve only started running in October last year. …