Camille Goldman
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Camille Goldman (Author) on Codewit

I was born, Camille Consetta Connell on the island of Jamaica. I met David Goldman who was from Chicago in 1984. We were married in August of ’86. Fifteen months later, I arrived in the United States with our three month old baby girl, Branda-Lee. About seven years later, we had Caleb, and six years after that, our third child, Samuel, who was born at home with the help of a traditional midwife. That was my best birthing experience, ever.

I started out writing songs and took enough piano lessons to be able to accompany myself. With the encouragement of my friend Susan Heath, who is an award winning poet, I began writing poetry. One of my poems can be found on poetry.com> It is entitled, “Overgrown Things.” I love to write informative articles and Helium has given me the opportunity to present my work to millions of readers.

I see myself as a member of the “Backwards Generation,” a phrase I coined to represent people like myself who tend to do things a bit in reverse. For example, I married young and dedicated myself to home and family. I even home-schooled my two oldest children for a number of years. Now, however, I am in school, working towards a degree in psychology. (By the way, I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa).

Writing gives me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and explore my creativity. Self-taught in many areas, I have a desire not only for gaining knowledge, but also for the opportunity to impart it. I very much appreciate being able to do so on Helium.

Briefly me

My passion is …

People (That’s why I am a psych major). . . Reading and writing along with an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

I know too much about …

Nothing! Which is why I love to learn.

My parents always told me …

“You have have the right stuff, Baby!” – Not exactly in those words, but close enough.

My childhood ambition …

Be different – stand out from the crowd. I always tended to dance to the beat of a different drummer.

My favorite memory …

The first time I saw someone skiing. I thought he was walking on water like Jesus. I was only 5. I lived in a small village in Jamaica with not television and very little contact with the outside world, and he was a white man!

Why I write …

Writing is my way of expressing creativity.

What I am reading/watching/listening to …

I read romances, hardly ever watch television, almost never go to the movies, and love to listen to the Reggae sounds of Chassidic Jew, Matisyahu.

My first job …

Housekeeping at the local YMCA. It lasted about 6 months.

My best moment …

Seeing my babies for the first time – wow! Absolutely incredible.

My inspiration …

God, the Bible, my parents, my children, my friend Susan Heath who survived breast cancer and pursued and completed two Bachelor’s degrees in Education and English while undergoing chemo-therapy. . . Consider this a very abbreviated list.

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